URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

Technology Transfer – Learning

The World’s Most Innovative Universities

top-100-most-innovative-universities-2015Reuters published its first world’s top 100 innovative universities ranking, building on a methodology that employs 10 different metrics. The criteria focused on academic papers, which indicate basic research performed at a university, and patent filings, which point to an institution’s interest in protecting and commercializing its discoveries. Continue reading…

The Global Innovation 1000: Navigating the Digital Future

Navigating-the-Digital-FutureBooz & Company’s annual study of R&D spending reveals the tools that are transforming innovation—from customer insight to product launch. The study focuses on the digital enablers of the innovation process—how the most successful companies are, and aren’t, using digital tools and processes to improve speed, decrease cost, enhance quality, reduce complexity, and sharpen insight into customer and market needs to improve their innovation efforts. Continue reading…

Search and Social Media Marketing for International Business

search-social-media-marketing-international-business-teamThe University of Salford has designed a pilot MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) named “Search and Social Media Marketing for International Business”. This is a free online course that will provide information for businesses who want to gain a better understanding of social media in the workplace and enhance international trade prospects.  Continue reading…

Research Valorisation-Research Universities

Terry Young, President of Beyond the First World Corporation, outlined a series of models of university-industry cooperation, and valorisation of university IPR. Research universities he says is a recent development, Continue reading…

Manchester’s innovation ecosystem

INNOPOLIS, an  INTERREG IVC project, has organised a study visit and workshop meeting in Manchester between 16th and 20thof May 2011. The scope of the study visit has been to understand the technology transfer that is taking place in Manchester innovation ecosystem and the practices of cooperation between enterprises and academia in University Cities. Continue reading…

The Idea Incubator Goes to Campus

A recent NY Times article discusses how visionaries, researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs, are all working together to move technology ‘from the lab to the marketplace’ at a handful of universities in United States. Continue reading…

Local R&D Strategies and Multi-location Firms: The Role of Internal Linkages

While geographic co-location has obvious benefits for firm innovation, it can also have serious drawbacks. HBS professor Juan Alcácer and Ross School of Business professor Minyuan Zhao explore how firms tap into the rich resources of technology clusters while protecting the value of their innovations. Continue reading…

FDI and Knowledge Spillovers

AbsorptionImproving 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), Continue reading…

MIT-Portugal Program

Logo MIT-Portugal ProgramThe MIT-Portugal Program is an international collaboration seeking to demonstrate that an investment in science, technology and higher education can have a positive, lasting impact on the economy by addressing key societal issues through quality education and research in the emerging field of engineering systems. Continue reading…

Accelerating the Commercialization of University Innovation

acc-innov.jpgAn emerging approach to identifying, funding and commercializing university-based innovation is proving quite effective at seeding new companies, according to research conducted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Max Planck Institute of Economics. Continue reading…