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December 2014

Success for the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

(26 November 2014)

MBS researchers among most cited authors

A number of academics from the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) feature in a list of the most highly cited papers which have appeared over the past five years in the Research Policy journal.

MIoIR academics regularly cited in the list include Frank Geels, Mike Hodson, Philip Shapira, Kieron Flanagan and Elvira Uyarra.

ERA-LEARN 2020 grant

MIoIR has been awarded a grant to work on a project titled ERA-LEARN  2020. The project was given €355,219 from the European Commission and aims to provide an integrated framework to make public-to-public partnerships between national and regional funding organisations more efficient.

The Institute has won the funding as part of a €3.1m consortium led by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) involving 10 partners across the continent, all of whom are government-run agencies apart from MIoIR which has been deliberately chosen to provide independent analysis and policy advice.

MIoIR principal investigator and research associate Dr Effie Amanatidou said the ERA-LEARN 2020 will be supporting existing and new joint actions that are built around assisting with research into the EU’s so-called ‘grand challenges’ such as tackling climate change, energy resource issues and dealing with an ageing population”.