Urenio Watch Watch: Innovative Cities & Regions

The World is Spiked

The world is spiked - Click to enlargeThe 2007 Index of Silicon Valley introduces the idea that “The World is Spiked’ meaning that although the global competitive field is “flattening’1 regions still vary by their relative strengths and weaknesses from which regional specializations and comparative advantage emerge’”creating “spikes’ in a flat world.

Universities and Knowledge regions

eua-logo.gif 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 Øresund.