Two EU-funded projects – SEIN and NEMO – have developed an ABM platform to model the dynamics of collaborative research and innovation networks. The agents – universities, research organisations, firms such as multinational corporations and SMEs – are subject to the rules of various funding schemes such as the Framework Programmes. The model has been used to assess how policies and network structures can best create, transfer and distribute knowledge for generating innovation.
Two further projects, IPSE and ManETEI, which apply agent-based modelling (ABM) based on SKIN are also detailed here. In the IPSE project ABM is used to identify and understand the effects of certain innovation policy strategies and their associated knowledge dynamics and in the ManETEI project ABM based on SKIN will be employed for modelling emergent industrial architectures.