Joan Torrent-Sellens [email_address] Economics and Business Studies Internet Interdisciplinary Institut (IN3) i2TIC 1st Anual Seminar Strategy, projects and activities of i2TIC Barcelona, 19th July 2010
i2TIC is an interdisciplinary and Inter-university research group.
Currently, be are 19 researchers (from different fields of knowledge ) in 7 different Universities .
The network i2TIC also includes 15 PhD students and members of several institutions (collaboration agreements and research projects). The i2TIC network integrates about 50 researchers from all over the world in the ICT field.
The foundational spirit of the group: innovative research in object (guidelines to results) and research methods.
The strategic objective of i2TIC: The personal and professional growth of the network members, and to become a consolidated research group in 2013.
The i2TIC research challenges: networks and SEM
The interdisciplinary analysis of the determinants and the results of the interaction between ICT and FICC on individuals, organizations, economy and society.
i) Productivity, competitiveness, material welfare and economic growth
ii) People, work and not work
iii) Generation of value (innovation of value elements), activity sectors (finance, commerce, tourism, ICT) and social structure (social classes, happiness, human development, public policy).
iv) Territorial competitive advantage
v) Complexity and networks.
15 research articles in ISI journals.
20 research articles in scientific journals (Scopus, Econlit and others).
2 Visiting Researchers : Darío Quiroga (UAO, Cali, Colombia) and Elena González (URJC).
The main projects research:
Anuari Digital de Catalunya (with oTIC)
El sector TIC a Catalunya (with FOBSIC)
Us de les TIC a Microempreses del Comerç i Turisme (with FOBSIC)
REBIS Project: Redes, Eficiencia y Bienestar en la SI (PIFNO¡¡¡¡)
Fundación Areces Project (Distribución comercial)
Catalunya-Inglaterra Project (AGAUR, red internacional)
Recercaixa Project (Formación virtual, paro y ocupabilidad)
Atlas emprendeduría e innovación en Catalunya (FSE y Dep. Treball)
New data base for the group
Micro data through official survey:
ICT use and electronic trade in household in Spain (INE). 2002-2009 (20.000 registers)
ICT use and electronic trade families in Catalonia (IDESCAT). 2005-2009 (3.000 registers)
ICT use and electronic trade companies in Catalonia (IDESCAT). 2004-2009 (3.000 registers).
SABI (1, 8 millions of companies in Spain) and AMADEUS (5 millions in Europe). Economic and financial Data.
Quality of life at work survey (MTIN). 2000-2009 (20.000 registers)
Use of the time survey (IN3). 2002-2003 (10.000 registers)
Micro data own survey:
Productivity and competitiveness in Girona (Survey to 464 companies from Girona)
ICT Sector in Catalunya (survey ad-hoc to 261 companies of this sector)
ITC use and network companies in the tourism sector (survey ad-hoc to 500 companies)
ITC use and network companies in the trade sector (survey ad-hoc to 500 companies)
Virtual training, unemployment and employment (survey ad-hoc to 7.000 unemployed people)
Acknowledgement and prizes
Acknowledgement and prizes:
Emerging Research Group (SGR AGAUR, 2009-2013). Financing (the only social science group funded entirely ¡¡¡).
IN3 Research Group . Financing (Clara Viñas).
First Competitive Project funded by Plan Nacional del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MCINN) (PIFNO program)
Incorporation of Paco Lupiáñez to IPTS , European Commission (European Project).
Award certificate for the Best paper on ICTs and Business at the International Conference on Society and Information Technologies, ICSIT 2010 (April 2010); an article by Pilar Ficapal, Pilar Curós and Joan Torrent.
Social recognition and notable outreach and consultancy activity : i) Strategic Plan on the Information Society in Catalonia; ii) Competitiveness in Catalonia; Report for the OCDE iii) Review of the White Paper on the impact of the University in Economics and Society (ACUP), iv ) Great success of SOC program and OcupaT; v) Network of Entrepreneurial Universities.