This course provides an introduction to the analysis of innovation processes, and their economic and policy determinants and implications. Participants will be provided with the basic notions of innovation studies. In parallel, a focus on communication strategies and practices commonly adopted by organizations and institutions involved in the making of the innovation will be developed.
Participants are expected to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge to promote and support innovation and technology transfer processes in different organizational contexts.
Attila Bruni is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of Trento University, where he teaches Sociology of Technological Phenomena and Sociology of Organizations.
He has been President of the Italian Society for Science and Technology Studies between 2010 and 2013, and a member of the Council of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology since 2010.
He is a senior member of the Research Unit on Communication, Organizational Learning and Aesthetics of the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the Trento University, among the founders of Tecnoscienza – Italian Journal of Science&Technology Studies, and member of the Editorial Board of Organization, Studi Organizzativi and Educational Reflective Practices.
His research interests regard particularly the intersection of technological phenomena, work and organizing practices, especially in the field of healthcare.
Lorenzo Beltrame is a Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of Trento University, where he teaches Sociology of Innovation and Sociology of Globalization.
Previously he was a Research Fellow at Egenis – The Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, University of Exeter (UK).