Intel announced the launch of the ‘Intel Digital Transformation Initiative for the Middle East’, a comprehensive, multi-year program that will expand Intel’s economic, educational and technology-related support throughout the region.
The “Regions of Knowledge” pilot action, introduced by the European Parliament, aims to support experimental actions at regional level in four areas:
(1) Technology audits and regional foresight: focusing on analysis of the regional economy and technological fabric as well as identifying future development scenarios for a knowledge based economy.
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, has designate six ‘Science Cities’ to lead the development of deeper links between business and the science base and ensure that science, technology and innovation succeed in becoming the engine of economic growth.
Why do some regions perform better than others in terms of innovation? An increasing number of European regions are becoming aware of that insufficient innovation performance often is the consequence of an underlying cause – the lack of a regional innovation culture.
Stanford University President John L. Hennessy spoke with BusinessWeek Silicon Valley Correspondent Jim Kerstetter about the Valley and the nature of innovation. The Valley, he says, still represents an area of critical mass in terms of innovation,
The European Innovation Workshop will take place in Edinburgh from the 5th to 9th October, 2005. The workshop is this year’s occasion for European innovation facilitators. The main goals with the workshop is to learn from the PAXIS network in transferring innovation policy, tools and programmes; to discuss how the PAXIS experience can go to the next level in the new Inno-Initiative; to get to know the actors of the Europe projects in sectoral innovation financing and cluster networks.
A paper from Edward L. Glaeser and Albert Saiz
The authors claim that ‘For more than a century, educated cities have grown more quickly than comparable cities with less human capital. This fact survives a battery of other control variables, metropolitan area fixed effects and tests for reverse causality.