A two-day conference, titled:“IN SEARCH OF INNOVATION – How can knowledge exchange practices within University City Regions stimulate regional development?”, will take place on 11th & 12th of October 2012, coordinated by the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia – Thrace (DAMT), within the framework of the INTERREG IVC project “INNOPOLIS”.
Published in December 2011, the Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth sets out the Coalition Government’s plans to boost economic growth through investment in research and innovation across the UK. The strategy is based upon an understanding that Government can be an important driver of innovation, and on the UK’s recognised strengths,
Small firms are playing an ever-increasing role in innovation, driven by changes in technologies and markets. This OECD book explores how government policy can boost innovation by improving the environment for entrepreneurship and small firm development and increasing the innovative capacities of enterprises.
The OECD Innovation Strategy presents an overview of knowledge on innovation processes and trends, as well as recent policy developments and recommendations to make policies for innovation more effective. It brings together the broad range of analysis undertaken since May 2007 with the objective of helping governments to harness innovation to strengthen growth
Tartu Science Park and Tartu City Government in cooperation with Estonian Ministry of the Interior are organizing an international conference, which will take place on May 10-12th, 2010 in Tartu under the title: New Ways to Competitiveness – from European Cooperation to Local Actions.
In the article “Regional Knowledge Ecosystems: Laying the Groundwork for Future Technology-Based Economic Development”, published in the newsletter of the International Economic Development Council, Dr. Anthony Townsend, Research Director of the Institute for the Future, writes about the growth of regional approaches to technology-based economic development.
For 2008, the LEED Programme is implementing several transversal and cutting-edge studies on the themes of partnerships and local governance, entrepreneurship, foreign direct investment and local development, skills upgrading for the low-qualified, the integration of immigrants into the labour market, women entrepreneurship, integrating employment, skills and economic development, and city and regional development agencies.
Countries, regions and cities are invited to express their interest in participating in these projects, which include: