Coffee Break With Researchers -Pedro Marques: Spaces of novelty

Spaces of novelty: Can universities play a catalytic role in less developed regions?  Abstract Over the past few decades, universities have been asked to become ever more involved in the development of their regions and countries, through knowledge dissemination, contribution to policy debates or even by becoming leaders in stakeholder coalitions. However, as has been […]

Coffee Break With Researchers -Franz Tödtling: Combinatorial Knowledge and Innovation Performance

Does combinatorial knowledge lead to a better innovation performance of firms? The knowledge base concept in the past was often applied in its “pure form”, i.e. it was assumed that there are dominant knowledge bases in particular sectors and firms shaping knowledge and innovation processes and related networks. For “analytical sectors” such as biotech, it […]

Coffee Break with Researchers – Rhiannon Pugh: Economic development in lagging regions

Pugh R. (2017) Universities and economic development in lagging regions: ‘Triple helix’ policy in Wales. Regional studies, 51(7), 982-993. Universities and economic development in lagging regions: ‘triple helix’ policy in Wales. Regional Studies. This paper considers the applicability and relevance of triple helix-based policy and theory, in the weaker region context of Wales, where the […]

Coffee Break with Researchers – Franz Tödtling: One size fits all?

Tödtling F. & Trippl M. (2005) One size fits all?: Towards a differentiated regional innovation policy approach. Research policy, 34(8), 1203-1219. Innovation has moved to the foreground in regional policy in the last decade. Concrete policies were shaped by “best practice models” derived from high-tech areas and well performing regions. These are often applied in […]

Coffee Break with Researchers – Cristina Chaminade: Do Regions Make a Difference?

Access to global innovation networks (GINs) has been unequal across the regions of the world. While certain regions are considered knowledge hubs in GINs, others still remain marginalized; this points to the role of regional innovation systems (RISs) in the emergence and development of GINs.