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Paper 2018The university as a catalyst in innovation district development

In this paper, Paul Jansen and Jacques van Dinteren focus on the role of universities in innovation districts. Regarding the growing interest in innovation districts, the question arises if an innovation district can do without a university. Or, the other way round, can a university campus be a good starting point for an innovation district?  ………  (click on the picture to continue reading)


UniversityCampus to city: urban dsign for universities

The ‘campus’ is a phenomenon of increasing relevance to modern urban planning. In Europe, universities are reconsidering their position in society and taking on extensive reorganisations and expansions of their physical structures. The postwar university campus as an isolated community of scholars is subject to thorough revision. In Asia, on the other hand, new campus-style ……..  (click on the picture to continue reading)


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Managing the ecosystem

While the emphasis early on was on the physical development, along the way developers started realising that science and technology parks (STPs) require an entirely different approach. This blog (partly based on earlier ones) starts with presenting an overview of the development of the STP-concept and the impact of management ……..  (click on the picture to continue reading)


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Real estate and hospitality: inseperable

As the hospitality experts of The Innovation Area Development Partnership, we are often called upon to create added value to campuses and their buildings in such a way that campus and building residents feel optimally facilitated. And too often we find out that the power of hospitality in the design phase is constantly underestimated. Of course …….  (click on the picture to continue reading)


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Room for knowledge development

Any services and knowledge economy includes numerous innovative companies and institutions that are engaged in research, data, knowledge and information and the acquisition and transmission thereof. For a large number of these organisations an office location is sufficient. However, when it comes to basic research – especially in terms of beta …….  (click on the picture to continue reading)


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Concept and Market orientation: heart and spul of the urban master plan

Studying major urban developments worldwide, we find that successful projects have a clear and convincing concept in common. A concept strong enough to guide the planning and building process and attractive enough to tempt the market to invest. The question is how to generate such a …….  (click on the picture to continue reading)


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Science parks: the factors of success

Innovation is the key word in government plans to strengthen the economic climate. Numerous conditions will have to be created for a successful innovation policy. What cannot be overlooked in this process is the physical environment that businesses need in order to be able to successfully work on new ideas, products and services. These ……  (click on the picture to continue reading)


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The industrial innovation campus

For today’s businesses, it is crucial to work together on innovation with other firms and organisations. Technology has become so specialised that no one can afford to do everything on their own. Co-creation and co-development with partner firms, institutions and universities are essential for being successful. Most new, successful products …….  (click on the picture to continue reading)


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Science parks: market based design

Thanks to the multitude of ways to communicate that are available today, it is sometimes said that distance no longer matters and that – by extension – the geographic location of STPs has become much less important. Nothing could be further from the truth. Surveys among businesses located at STPs demonstrate this. For …….  (click on the picture to continue reading)


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The management of science parks and innovation areas

The science park concept is not static. Given the nature of the activities and the institutions it focuses on, it should not be considered likely that this would be a static concept. Until the beginning of this century this concept was predominantly viewed as a ‘stand-alone’ activity and often primarily as a real estate development. Currently, …………  (click on the picture to continue reading)