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Mechanisms and tools of research organisations for international cooperation support

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Support to participation of research teams in the programmes of international cooperation has been provided for a long time in the Czech Republic. However, from the level of research organisations the support of international cooperation is not developed sufficiently, which hampers broader and more flexible participation of Czech researchers in international programmes. The article aims at assessment of support to researchers’ involvement in international cooperation programmes provided by Czech research organisations, and recommendation of measures improving support and motivation mechanisms within research organisations based on foreign experience. The goal of these measures is to increase Czech participation in international research programmes. The first part of the article summarizing conditions in Czech research organisations is followed by the description of relevant foreign support models which suitably meet the identified needs of researchers. Conclusion of the article includes recommendations for Czech research organisations.

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Legal analysis of the new register of research organizations

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In the middle of 2017 the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports published a new register of research organizations as part of an ongoing effort to establish, within the framework of the Czech Republic state administration, a central body responsible for assessing the defining attributes of research organizations, thereby removing the need for each grantor to conduct such assessment individually. The consequence of this measure is to effectively replace the existing register maintained by the Research, Development and Innovation Council, which essentially has no legal relevance compared to this new register. Successful completion of the assessment is a requirement for research organizations to obtain funding not considered to be state aid therefore the existence of a legally binding register is crucial even though the above mentioned authorities do not perceive it this way. This approach questions the future of the register itself underscored by the fact that it has been marred by legislative errors. However, the register now works and more than 112 entities (updated to 14th of December 2017) are registered and available for grantors to use to assess beneficiaries. The aim of this article is presentation with its legal substance and analysis of its meaning for potential registrants, especially in the context of providing grants, including the relevant issues.

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Economic and Financial Monitoring of Research Organizations

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Marketing for Science Based Organizations Perspectives and Questions

. Wall Street Journal , p. R2 & R4-R6. 20. Zehner, W., Williams, C. & Pletcher, G. (August, 2016). Technology Creates 21st Century Wealth - Processes, Problems, and Prognosis. Marketing of Scientific and Research Organizations Journal , vol. 20, 2, 17–38, https://doi.org/10.14611/minib.20.03.2016.08 21. Zehner, B. & Pletcher, G. (October 2017). Successful Technology Commercialization — Yes or No — Improving the Odds. The Quick Look Methodology and Process. Marketing of Scientific and Research Organization , vol. 25, 81—101, https:doi.org/10.14611/minib

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The 5I Formula for Successful Staffing of Scientific and Research Organizations

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Scientists and engineers create the scientific and technological knowledge to generate societal and individual wealth and related economic growth. The article explores wealth creation, worldwide research and development (R&D) expenditures, US R&D expenditures by business, government, and academic organizations and economic sectors, and profiles the US science and technology workforce including recruiting and compensation costs. The process of recruiting scientists and engineers is profiled. Many technology based companies are currently using artificial intelligence algorithms to assess applicants’ technology knowledge and select the optimal job candidate. Are there non-technical personality traits which are equally important in recruiting scientists’ and engineers performance? What non-technical personality traits should a research and scientific organization assess to decide among position candidates? Five non-technical character traits to evaluate candidates in hiring decisions are intelligence, imagination, initiative, interpersonal skills, and integrity are explored. Specific questions to ask candidates are suggested to investigate each trait.

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Networking of Research Institutes in Some European Countries

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Analysing the functioning of research-development units in some European countries, it is necessary to take into consideration legal-organizational conditions for their operation within the structures of science in a given country. In the recent years networking of research institutes has become an international trend and in Poland it has become a solution promoted by government administration. The article is an attempt to take a closer look at the activity of similar research organizations in Germany and France. The goal of this article is to present to the reader organizational solutions concerning research institutes in France and Germany. The research methods applied in this article are: analysis of source materials, comparative analysis and two case studies: Carnot network and Fraunhofer network.

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The Role of Research Staff in Marketing Communication at the Institute of Logistics and Warehousing

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The aim of this article is to present the findings of studies conducted on the activity of scientific research staff in the scope of marketing communication conducted by the Institute of Logistics and Warehousing (IL&W).

The author presents the activities of scientific research staff at the Institute of Logistics and Warehousing in the field of marketing communication. They serve to propagate information on the competencies of the research institute among potential business partners, solicit new projects and maintain good relationships with present clients.

The studies presented in this paper were conducted on selected managers of one of the product lines (electromagnetic compatibility) and one of several dozen products (EPC/RFID technology deployment). Particular attention has been paid to two topics of the 5th European Forum for Marketing of Scientific and Research Organizations:

• The intellectual capital of staff/students as the source of the competitive advantage of the institution,

• Studies on the efficiency and the effectiveness of marketing communication.

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Role of a Technology Transfer Platform in Commercialization of Research Results

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Creating a technology platform facilitating the process of knowledge and technology transfer is one of the ways to strengthen the ties between the R&D sector and industry.

Technology platform is a tool supporting marketing activities undertaken at research organisations, which enables effective implementation of research results. Concurrently, it also helps one to identify actual market needs and requirements as far as innovative technologies are concerned.

Within the platform, innovative product and process technologies are promoted and effective technology transfer mechanisms and structures are established and assessed. Besides, the platform enables the analysis of potential innovation development directions rooted in the actual market needs and economic trends.

The articles presents good practices in the activity of a technology platform developed at a R&D organisation and gives an overview of successful cooperation with industry enhancing commercialisation of research results.

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Innovation Activity Management in Scientific and Research and Development Organizations

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A new trend called “revolution of innovation” is clear visible in the development of the modern economy. Its benefits can be maximized through the rational approach to innovation activity management, knowledge management (treated as a source of innovation) and systemic connection between the science with industry and customers in the process of creating value. The content of the publication is thus the concept of systematic approach to innovation activity management, with special emphasis on the commercialization of innovation, and using of knowledge as a source of innovation. Three models of approach to management are proposed:

1) model of rational organization management,

2) model of conceptual structure of innovative activity management,

3) model of integration of knowledge management and innovation management.

Management accordingto the proposed models allowsto use resources of various organizations in creating value materialized in innovations in the optimal way, especially in the context of the relatively low impact of universities and research organizations on creating ideas of innovations.

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