About iCite


Mission Statement

The International Centre for Innovation, Technology and Education Studies (iCite) of the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management at the Université Libre de Bruxelles aims at better understanding what drives innovation and welfare in our society. It gathers academics who carry out multidisciplinary research and provide training. Through theoretical and empirical analyses, iCite attempts to better understand the economics, management, and history of innovation, knowledge generation, and knowledge diffusion. Based on the outcomes of its research and on the expertise of its members, iCite also provides advice and recommendations to policymakers and business leaders.

Major research topics include:

  • The cliometrics of Higher Education Institutions;
  • The interaction between market processes, organisational strategies and governance of universities and firms;
  • The analysis of National Innovation Systems;
  • The determinants of firms’ research and innovation activities and their economic impact;
  • The efficiency of science and technology policies;
  • The effectiveness of intellectual property policies;
  • The entrepreneurial challenge;
  • The dynamics and funding of entrepreneurship and small businesses;
  • The impact of Information and Communication Technology on the organisation and performance of firms and R&D;
  • The strategies pursued by organisations to continuously renew their competences and performance;
  • The outsourcing decisions of Multi National Enterprises and the internationalisation of R&D.

Person of Contact: Anne-Marie NOTARIANNI  /  02.650.38.38  /  anne-marie.notarianni@ulb.ac.be  /  CP114/05, avenue F.D. Roosevelt 42, 1050 Bruxelles

Updated on June 5, 2019