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CSIL experts at the XIII Milan European Economy Workshop

June 2014, 

CSIL experts joined the XIII Milan European Economy Workshop organised by the University of Milan on June 12 and 13, 2014. The workshop -  titled “The Cost-Benefit Analysis of Research Infrastructures” - discussed the preliminary results of the project “Cost/benefit Analysis in the Research, Development and Innovation Sector”, funded by the European Investment Bank Institute. Massimo Florio and Emanuela Sirtori presented the methodological framework developed for the assessment of the cost/benefit of research and development infrastructure (RDI). The methodological section was complemented by the presentation of two selected case studies and an overview of related topics.

Massimo Florio (university of Milan and CSIL), Emanuela Sirtori (CSIL) and Stefano Forte (University of Milan) presented preliminary results of the case study on the  Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Silvia Vignetti, Mario Genco and Chiara Pancotti (CSIL experts) presented results about the National Hadrotherapy Center for Cancer Treatment (CNAO in Pavia - Italy). Stakeholders from CERN and CNAO also joined the discussion.

Other experts were invited to talk about the international practice of RDI evaluation and the scientometric approach. In this framework, Julie Pellegrin (CSIL expert) presented a paper on the “Appraisal and selection of Research Infrastructures:  Approaches, methods and practical implications”.

The workshop ended with a policy round table which involved stakeholders from the European Investment Bank Institute, the European Commission (DG Regio and DG Research) and the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).