Beyond Bulletin No. 6
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BEYOND4.0 Bulletin #6
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Beyond Bulletin No. 6
December 23, 2021
Summer School 2021

The BEYOND4.0 Scientific Conference was extremely successful

The conference we organised in September / October went way above all expectations: 34 presentations were held in person, 86 presenters from 22 countries took part, with 84 online and offline simultaneous attendees at the peak.

The online and offline audience was attracted by the presented papers based on the project deliverable brought by the Beyonders: Prof. Chris Warhurst, Dr. Michael Kohlgrüber, Dr. Vassil Kirov, Prof. Steven Dhondt, Dr. Peter Oeij, Chiara Natalie Focacci, Silvia Napolitano, Imad El Hamma, Prof. Nathalie Greenan and Dr. Paul Preenen.

Dr. Peter Oeij and Prof. Frank Pot ( Radboud University) were the moderators of Work Innovation sessions held within the conference schedule. The three sessions were crowded by presenters. Prof. Paul Osterman, also a keynote speaker, took part in the discussion.

The technology creates employment is the main takeaway from the conference and we would like to thank to the keynote speakers: Prof. Mariana Mazzucato, Prof. Chris Warhurst, Prof. Paul Osterman, Prof. Olli Kangas, Prof. Jurgen Howaldt and Dr. Glenda Quintiny.

Extremely important for the event was the support of The European Workplace Innovation Network (EUWIN) and the European School for Social Innovation (ESSI), presented onsite by the always cheerful Dr. Antonius Schröder.

The conference proceedings will be available as a book in the upcoming couple of months.
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 Policy Brief Number 5

Understanding Technological Revolutions

This Policy Brief focuses on the different ways in which technological revolutions have been studied and understood historically. While some attempts have been made to outline definitive historical periods with categorical empirical evidence, they have not produced tight conclusions.

This Policy Brief is different. It summarises the study of economic cycles and the history of previous transformations and critically outlines the benefits and limitations of essentially conceptual frameworks. It proposes complementing Schwab's ‘4th Industrial Revolution’ approach with the neo-Schumpeterian scholarship, which highlights the crucial role that governments play in the successful deployment of new socio-technical systems. At the same time, it offers recommendations for policymakers on how to understand the past so that policy can be better designed to ensure that the new technologies deliver a socially and environmentally sustainable future.

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Always Under A Careful Scrutiny 
In December 2021, we received our Review Report from the European Commission. Based on their feedback, we can improve our deliverables and our Technical Report. Our Monitors see the project as delivering new results for the debate on technology and work.
Our innovation journey will continue. Our deliverables will eventually  be available on our website.

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for Sixth International Conference Wellbeing at Work, 13 - 15 June 2022
Prof. Steven Dhondt, as a keynote speaker, will present BEYOND4.0 project results at the upcoming conference. The conference will be held online.

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A Newly Beyond4.0 Article  Will Be Published at Any Time
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The paper Organisation, technological change and skills use over time: a longitudinal study on linked employee surveys by Steven Dhondt, Michiel Bal and K. O. Kraan will be with open access.

Stay tuned! Once it is on we will announce it here and on our website.
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The Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Research Winter School 2022
The 2022 Winter School, will provide a unique opportunity for  early-career researchers to network, collaborate and share research ideas with fellow academics involved in research into the nature, development, and consequences of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.
The event will be hosted by the Entrepreneurial Ecosystems team at Utrecht University School of Economics, led by Erik St.
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BEYOND4.0 supports an inclusive European future via examining the impact of Industry4.0 and the Digital disruption on the future of jobs, business models and welfare.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 8222296.