In a time when Europe must be restructured economically after the recession, clustering presents an ideal way to ensure local economic development and the EU’s future competitiveness, based on integrated, robust foundations that raise productivity and the implementation of innovation, according to “Clustering and City Competitiveness – an introduction” guide.
Archive for 2009
The Smart Cities Workshop, held in Brussels on 16th-17th November 2009, was organised by EuroCities in collaboration with the Directorate-General Information Society and Media, European Commission. The Workshop explored the challenges around how open innovation can support the uptake of future Internet-enabled services in smart cities.
The working paper “Modeling a Paradigm Shift: From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation” published in the HBS Working Knowledge magazine provides an analysis of the economic viability of innovation by producers relative to two increasingly important alternative models: innovations by single user individuals or firms, and open collaborative innovation projects.
Improving the absorptive capacity of regions and organisations is a major mechanism for accelerating innovation, raising productivity, and economic growth. The present World Bank working paper discusses trade flows, foreign direct investment (FDI),
Stanford economist Paul Romer first studied how to speed up the discovery and implementation of new technologies. Romer is developing a radical new model of growth and governance, which calls for the establishment of city-scale special administrative zones “Charter Cities”
This session explores how cities provide frameworks of services to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses; how social networks, mobile devices, reactive environments, and cloud-based data services transform the experiences of living in cities.
In the attached presentation Socialized Innovation: Tapping into Motorola’s Collective Intelligence Rami Levy, who is a distinguished member of the Technical Staff, Technical Lead and Manager of Motorola Open Source Technologies (MOST) presents the innovative way that Motorola is evaluating the ideas that is collecting.