The Competitiveness Institute is a not-for-profit alliance of cluster practitioners. TCI’s mission is to improve living standards and the local competitiveness of regions throughout the world, by fostering cluster-based development initiatives.
The main theme of the Summit, which will take place in Stockholm, 16-18 October, is Competitiveness and Innovation, and a significant part will be dedicated to the new Lisbon Strategy and how its implementation can be ensured through national and regional ownership.
Until the 1980s technological innovation in textiles was largely rooted in the chemistry of the raw materials. The boom in synthetic textiles continued until the early 80s; superpolymers mixed with natural fibres made more than half of the mass production. This type of innovation became commonplace and ceased providing a competitive advantage.
The Encyclopedia of Digital Government, edited by Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko (University of Tampere, Findland) and Matti Malkia (The Police College of Finland) offers a comprehensive coverage of issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of digital government (or electronic government).
The challenges and future prospects faced by governments at different institutional levels,
E-Government is a new report that provides an overview of technology tools and products for local e-government, such as online permitting, e-maill listservevs, delivery of electronic planning documents, and web-based mapping. It is written by Jennifer Evans-Cowley, AICP, and Maria Manta Conroy, assistant professors of City and Regional Planning at Ohio State University, and
Technology Marketplace is a free on line service where you can find research and technological development results and search for innovative business opportunities on emerging technologies.
The purpose of the KSC project is to develop and organize Culture and Scientific Research Districts; a group of twelve new districts in an area of approximately 15,000 hectares, where the three prefectures of Kyoto, Osaka and Nara meet. By this development method, in which the area is divided into a group of small districts, harmonization with the natural environment and the local communities is made possible.