The Sustainable Innovation Environments workshop held in Bilbao Spain on December 4, 2007 was a success. The day was co-sponsored by DIME & LABEIN Tecnalia. Participants included academics from the EU and abroad; business people from local, national and multinational firms; as well as policymakers from a range of organizations.
There are links to the presentations (to be updated soon) and pictures from the day below. If you would like to receive more information regarding this workshop, or any future workshops, please contact juliel.porter[at]gmail.com (please replace [at] with @). Thank you for your interest.
DIME – LABEIN Tecnalia 2007 Workshop December 4, 2007, Bilbao Spain Organized By: Centre for Advanced Studies, Cardiff University & LABEIN Tecnalia, Bilbao Spain read more »
This workshop is part of the Structural Activity Line 3 of the DIME Network of Excellence and focuses particularly on the impact of diversification within various sectors ranging from previously highly industrialized regions to agro-food regions.
read more »
Entrepreneurship is a weakness in Europe, especially ‘knowledge entrepreneurship’. This implies a strong regional platform for knowledge exploration but ever-expanding global markets for knowledge exploitation and knowledge examination. New policy options will include assisting the search function for members of the commercialisation-outsourcing ‘research industry’. A new terminology addressing this issue concerns knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship (KIE). Most economic agencies are concerned at the outsourcing of production and nowadays also R&D to Asian countries. But some data show that this is unimportant compared to outsourcing from large firms to small KIEs within advanced countries. How do policy makers encourage the growth of KIE in their region? The KIE perspective differs from both the traditional entrepreneurship literature and, to a lesser extent from that on technology entrepreneurship in three ways: read more »
It is beginning to become evident that for regions to be able to construct advantage for themselves, as distinct from institutional borrowing of possibly inappropriate policies from elsewhere, they have to be much more outward-looking from their innovation system than hitherto. This is true not simply for regional innovation systems but, in high technology sectors at a European scale too. In the nineties, most functional systems had evolved a trajectory taking them towards the ‘networking’ model, building ‘constructed advantage’ by improving connectivity. This means recognition of institutional and governance capabilities in regions, recognising variation in the quality of regional communication infrastructures, understanding the knowledge base strengths of the region, and presuming that true regional innovation system connectivity is not complete in most regions. Moreover connectivity to distant networks has become more of a priority than it was a decade or so ago when the idea of regional innovation systems was in its infancy. This, in turn, has clear policy implications: read more »
DIME Training Day, Madeira, May 17th 2006 on Regional Innovation Strategies: Constructing Advantage through Platform Policies. The training day is following the EURADA Conference in Madeira from May 13th-16th, on Challenges for RDAs: Social & Economic Intervention Balance. This is a unique event and opportunity for EURADA delegates and other interested persons. read more »