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Stavanger Innovation Summit: Transforming City Regions
Submitted by Erin.Lynch on 3 February, 2009 - 15:52.
The Stavanger Centre for Innovation Research, UiS, Norway
Invites you to
The Stavanger Innovation Summit, "Transforming City Regions"We will be gathering around the topic of Innovation in Transforming City Regions. City regions are major drivers in the global economy, and are themselves transformed by globalizing forces. In this context city regions are making efforts to reinvent themselves as they try to take advantage of the knowledge economy.
This two-day conference aims to stage a dialogue between innovation researchers, managers and politicians. For researchers this will be an opportunity to present projects and results and interact both with peers and decision makers. Managers and political leaders will be able to learn from each other and familiarize themselves with the research frontier.
On the first day the conference will focus on transformation processes in energy cities and their efforts to move towards a more carbon neutral future. What is the role of innovation processes and knowledge institutions? In the second section we turn to the role of culture in reinventing city regions. What are the effects on economic development, identity and image, and soft institutions like trust and collaboration? The second day will be devoted to presentation of research, as well as keynote addresses from distinguished academics in innovation research. We aim to attract papers from researchers dealing with innovation and city regions, particularly in the areas noted in the call for papers section of the website.
We invite researchers to submit papers for the Stavanger Innovation Summit under the following tracks:
Managing Ambiguity and Uncertainties in Product Development
Innovation processes in Mergers: pooling or departing resources?
Innovation in the Creative Industries
Start-ups: taking innovations to market
Regional innovation: the impact of soft institutions
Innovative city regions: the role of regional leadership
The emergence of clusters: evolution or design?
Developing dynamic capabilities for continuous innovation
Practice- and user led innovations in the public sector
Selection mechanisms for radical/ disruptive innovations
Open innovation: Learning from markets and networks
Entrepreneurship as Strategy: Linking strategy and innovation
The art of innovation and art in innovation
Financial innovations: foe or friend?
Embracing uncertainty: preparing for the unknown
Expected regulations as driver of innovations
Appropriability: the role of business models and IPR
Innovative city regions: the role of universities and schools
Please visit our website to learn more the programme and to register, and do forward this invitation to colleagues that may be interested. Further details are provided on our website.