1st SKIN workshop
University of Koblenz, Germany, March 31 – April 1, 2011
2nd SKIN workshop
University of Koblenz, Germany May 31 – June 1, 2012
3rd SKIN workshop
Joining Complexity Science and Social Simulation for Policy A workshop at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 22-23 May, 2014
4th SKIN Workshop
SKIN 4 Workshop and SKIN Summer School Federico II University, Naples, Italy, 19–22 May 2015
Social Simulation Conference 2016:
A session organised by the ESSA Special Interest Group (SIG) “Policy Modelling“
Learning about innovation processes and networks
Using conceptual models based on robust empirical studies, SKIN is the ideal platform for learning about different processes for creating, transferring and distributing knowledge, collaborating for innovation, models of innovation networks and governance of these processes, collaborations and networks.
Applying ABM to real-world policy contexts
Developed in European studies with case studies in different technological and institutional contexts, SKIN is one of the leading platforms for applying agent-based modelling (ABM) to innovation networks found in a variety of different, real world contexts.
Combining innovation research methods
Add SKIN to the innovation policy-making toolbox. The mix of traditional analytical methods and the powerful SKIN approach, combining robust empirical studies, computational network analysis and ABM, allows for cross-fertilization between disciplines.
Testing innovation policies in advance
Test policy to have the best chance of achieving the desired effect. SKIN allows policy- and decision-makers to test their ideas and initiatives in advance. They can identify possible scenarios changing the structure of innovation networks and examine the unexpected effects.
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SKIN (Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks) is a multi-agent model of innovation networks in knowledge-intensive industries grounded in empirical research and theoretical frameworks from innovation economics and economic sociology.
The agents represent innovative firms who try to sell their innovations to other agents and end users but who also have to buy raw materials or more sophisticated inputs from other agents (or material suppliers) in order to produce their outputs. This basic model of a market is extended with a representation of the knowledge dynamics in and between the firms. Each firm tries to improve its innovation performance and its sales by improving its knowledge base through adaptation to user needs, incremental or radical learning, and co-operation and networking with other agents.
SKIN is written using NetLogo 5.1.
Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks 31st March – 1st April 2011 University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany PROGRAMME Thursday 31 March 09:00 Registration 09:30 Welcome 09:45 Introductions 10:15 Session 0 Petra Ahrweiler, Andreas Pyka and Nigel Gilbert UCD, Hohenheim, Surrey The SKIN model – history, opportunities and limitations 11:00 Coffee break 11:30 Session 1 Mercedes[…]
SKIN 4 Workshop and SKIN Summer School Training School of KnoweScape – COST Action TD1210 Simulating Knowledge Dynamics – Training and Work in Progress Federico II University, Naples, Italy, 19–22 May 2015 This four day event combines the presentation and discussion of progress in simulating knowledge dynamics with a summer school on SKIN concepts, methods[…]
SKIN 3 Workshop: Joining Complexity Science and Social Simulation for Policy A workshop at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 22-23 May, 2014 This 2-days workshop organised by the EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment GmbHas its annual conference with two co-organisers and one local host will bring together two scientific communities to join forces[…]
This bibliography includes work that uses or is related to the SKIN model. It is is also available on Mendeley at https://www.mendeley.com/community/skin-bibliography/documents/
University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany This workshop series provides a meeting place for the growing community of researchers using the SKIN model or wanting to learn more about it. SKIN (Simulating Knowledge dynamics in Innovation Networks) is a multi-agent model of innovation networks in knowledge-intensive industries that is grounded in empirical research and theoretical frameworks from[…]