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Building knowledge driven regions

  1. 1. BUILDING KNOWLEDGE DRIVEN REGIONS European Association of Development Agencies Christian SAUBLENS – Executive Manager Role of Research in the Development of Science Parks Rzeszow, 14th of January 2010
  2. 2. Regional development challenges Regional competitiveness <ul><li>Infrastructures Talent Public support Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity • Research capability • Finance • Local </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise estate • Skills • Non-finance • Global </li></ul>SME competitiveness Acces to capital Acces to knowledge Innovation capacity Internationalisation Growth Jobs and wages Productivity Sales Investments Wellbeing Security Education Sustainable environment Quality of life
  3. 3. Regional eco-system Layers Components Activities & Entrepreneurs Regional Administrations Nature of Innovation 1. Social and not-for-profit economy Towns & Cities, Regions Social & societal 2. Regional economy Regions, Member States Economic & sustainable 3. Global economy Member States, EU Economic & global
  4. 4. Governance and strategy Source: EURADA
  5. 5. Regional knowledge trajectory
  6. 6. Regional knowledge flow <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Traditions, know-how </li></ul><ul><li>Patents </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Living labs </li></ul><ul><li>Imitation </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative products/services </li></ul><ul><li>Start-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Talent attraction </li></ul>
  7. 7. Knowledge Enterprise SME Big Firms Public Sector National/Regional Administration Business Consultants: Services Universities Technology Centres Finance- Banks Value Chain Clusters Mentoring Schemes... Innovation Support Schemes Business Innovation Centres Innovation Management Techniques Technology Audits Technology Foresights Intermediaries Cluster Policy… Business Forums Technology Transfer Projects R&D Valorisation Graduate Placement Schemes University-Enterprise Cooperation... The “Structural Competitiveness” of SMEs based on systemic relations, subject to policy action, within a territorial model Source: DG Regio adapted by Eurada Human capital Seed Capital venture Capital Business Angels Education Creativity Entrepreneurship Vocation training
  8. 8. <ul><li>infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>human </li></ul><ul><li>financial </li></ul><ul><li>social </li></ul><ul><li>R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Natural and cultural </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable development </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional and administrative </li></ul><ul><li>Attractiveness </li></ul>Categories of assets
  9. 9. Innovation Product Process Business model <ul><li>Imitation </li></ul><ul><li>High Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Non-technology </li></ul><ul><li>Technology integration </li></ul>Creativity Solved here Invented here start up incubation acceleration Challenges: Threats/opportunities: automatisation outsourcing digitalisation
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  11. 12. Ideas and innovation ROUTINE WORK Done by people ROUTINE WORK Done by machine s CREATIVE WORK Talent Digitalisation Outsourcing Automatisation Research Development Design Marketing and sales Global supply chain management Customisation Networks
  12. 13. Innovation by enterprises
  13. 14. Awareness and Investment readiness. Organisational infrastructure. Private, Public and University RDT infrastructure Science parks Market- driven research activities. Protection of intellectual property and availability of a technology transfer organisation. Entrepreneurial training and culture. Consultancy and added value support services. Spin offs. Spin outs. Commercialisation of research outcomes. Public knowledge. Access to funding sources. Proof of concept Market, Jobs, Incomes Prerequisites <ul><li>Public sector </li></ul><ul><li>Interinstitutional collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Attractiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Investment willingness </li></ul><ul><li>Private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Capacities </li></ul><ul><li>Critical mass </li></ul><ul><li>Sound financial enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Investment readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement in a research regional agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediaries </li></ul><ul><li>Quality infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Competences </li></ul><ul><li>Capability </li></ul>Networking and clustering. Implementation - Consensus building - Strategy design to support research intensive firms and commercialization of research results - Delivery mechanism of the strategy Skills. Training. Education. Placement of students into businesses. Workforce development. RTD INSTRUMENTS OUTPUTS <ul><li>Assets </li></ul><ul><li>Human capital </li></ul><ul><li>Technological capital </li></ul><ul><li>Financial and equity capital </li></ul><ul><li>Social capital </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul>Source: EURADA Round Table of Practitioners in Economic Development and RIC Expert Group TRIPLE HELIX Value chain of regional intensive clusters
  14. 15. Regional knowledge stock <ul><li>Existing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>+ creation of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>+ import of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>= stock </li></ul><ul><li>What about depreciation of the stock? </li></ul>
  15. 16. Resistance test: here we sell cactuses and balloons
  16. 17. Thank you for your attention and contributions! – [email_address]  +32 (0)2 218 43 13 -  +32 (0) 2 218 45 83 Eurada – Avenue des Arts 12, Bte 7 – B-1210 Brussels QUESTIONS ? DISAGREEMENTS ? PROVOCATIVE STATEMENTS ?
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