DIME - Centre for Advanced Studies 2011 Seminar March 17, 2011, Cardiff, UK Organised by: Centre for Advanced Studies (CASS), Cardiff University Coordinator: Professor Philip Cooke
Debate on aspects of economics of the environment, which had hitherto produced only limited attention in innovation and entrepreneurship research into e.g. global warming; changes in energy consumption; and other such trends, was given substantial impetus by the DIME network. DIME stands for the study and diffusion of state of the art knowledge on Industrial Dynamics, and whilst the core of the network’s concerns has been related to industrial dynamics innovation and entrepreneurship this seminar is part of a series that has been concerned with ‘Eco-Innovation & Entrepreneurship’.
We define ‘Eco- Innovation’ as:
the new technologies developed to mitigate environmental damage from waste and resource over-exploitation,
innovations to moderate human contributions to climate change
and innovations that manage the transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy
We also continue to mean by ‘Eco Entrepreneurship’ those private or public actions that act as vehicles for policies or practices to introduce Eco-Innovation.
Previous DIME sponsored workshops have disseminated research largely on the supply-side drivers of the present emergent ‘green paradigm’. However, it has become clear that business has increasingly to innovate in response to customer demand and this seminar aims to provide a balance by examining the interaction of supply and demand side aspects of green innovation & entrepreneurship.
The seminar series has already produced workshops that discuss the governance dimension of smart public procurement, e.g. municipalities commissioning district heating schemes; cities moving from ‘placeless food-scape’ food in school and care home canteens to local, fresh, seasonal food that also boosts nearby rural, farming economies. This seminar focuses on international comparisons of agri-food, renewable energy, electric vehicles and eco-city initiatives.
There is no registration fee for the event. If you have any questions regarding attendance please contact Selyf Morgan at MorganSL1@cardiff.ac.uk for further information.