The first NESTA Summit – Making Innovative Places – highlighted four major pieces of research including: a final report on ‘Innovation in UK Cities’, a final report on ‘Regional leadership for innovation’, a compilation of essays on ‘Rural innovation’ and an Interim report on ‘Path dependency and innovation’.
Archive for 2007
The World Bank Institute’s Knowledge Assessment Methodology has developed the Knowledge Economy Index (KEI) — an aggregate index representing the overall preparedness of a country or region towards the Knowledge Economy. The latest version of the KAM has been released together with the KEI 2007 rankings for 140 countries.
American cities that excel in the digital arena are being recognized by the Center for Digital Government as found from the 2007 Digital Cities Survey. The seventh annual study examines how cities are using technology to create a seamless environment between local government and constituents.
Future competitive advantage will depend on “innovation networks” — individuals and organizations outside a company that can help it solve problems and find new ideas for creating growth, according to Larry Huston, managing partner of consulting firm 4INNO.
BusinessWeek Magazine has published a special report on America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs for 2007. Most finalists are banking on the Web, but some have broken into more traditional sectors such as publishing, manufacturing, and investment banking.
University Research Parks are emerging as strong sources of entrepreneurship, talent and economic competitiveness according to a new report, “Characteristics and Trends in North American Research Parks: 21st Century Directions”, prepared by Battelle’s Technology Partnership Practice (TPP) in partnership with the Association of University Research Parks (AURP).
More and more OECD governments are giving firms tax breaks to drive innovation while cutting their direct spending on business research and development (R&D), and are also encouraging public research organisations to commercialise their inventions, according to a new OECD report.
The eighth edition of the Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard