This study, by Sybille Reichert of the European University Association, examines the role of universities in the emergence of “knowledge regions” and their relationship with the business sector.The study outlines important factors for the successful future development of higher education institutions based on the study of four European city regions – Barcelona, Brno, Manchester and Ã˜resund.
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DIME (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe) is a Network of Excellence of social science research units in Europe, sponsored by the 6th Framework Programme working on the economic and social consequences of increasing globalization and the rise of the knowledge economy.
The 3rd Community Innovation Survey reveals significant differences among countries in terms of innovation performance. The paper of Abramosky, Jaumandreu et al. focuses on 4 countries (France, Spain, Germany and UK) and analyses country-specific and sector-specific differences to explain this innovation pattern.
The Local Innovation Systems Project is an international research partnership based at the Industrial Performance Center (IPC) of MIT. The project focuses on developing new insights into how regional capabilities can spur innovation and economic growth.
The Milken Institute released an in-depth examination of the world’s leading universities for biotechnology research and technology transfer, namely the ability of those universities to turn their intellectual property into commercial applications. This examination of the commercialization of university research reveals that the U.S. dominates the top rankings on many key measures, including published research, patents issued and licensing income.
VISP is a 6th Framework Specific Targeted Research Project. The project objective is the development of a software platform enabling a cluster of SMEs to operate as a single business entity with dynamic business models and produce tailored (specialised, complex and individualised)
Internet Service Provider (ISP) solutions adapted to local business needs. The project partenrship is composed of 7 ICT sector SMEs and 4 research centres from 11 countries in Europe.
KoBaS (Knowledge-Based customised Services) is a Framework Program Integrated project supporting the creation of a network of high-tech SMEs offering quickly deployable, affordable, easy-to-use, customised solutions to builders and users of manufacturing machines.