Science and technology park management models
The article presents four models of science and technology park management, built on the basis of the results of the analysis of 15 selected parks in the world. It discusses the basic functions of the park, advantages and disadvantages of each of the models, indicating also the possibilities of their further development. It has also been related to the Polish conditions, which proved that two models are most suitable for Poland: corporate and network. The corporate model, based on an active cooperation of a technical university with public and private entities, in the opinion of the Authors, is the most appropriate to be applied in the case of science and technology parks created near technical universities. An alternative solution to the corporate one is a network model, allowing for creation of sci-ence and technology parks with scattered spatial structure.
Netherlands Startup Employment 2022
How did the employment market change throughout 2022? Which Dutch regions and industry sectors have generated the highest number of jobs in the past year? And what professional skill sets are most sought-after by Dutch startups? This is the 4th edition of the Netherlands Startup Employment report by Techleap.nl, CBRE and Dealroom.co presenting the key employment trends and developments in the Dutch job market in 2022. Download your free copy now to learn more.
What content can you expect?
The Dutch Startup Landscape;
Startup Employment trends;
Growth by sector;
Access to talent;
Universities and science parks: engagements and interactions in developing and attracting talent
Throughout the history of Science Parks, many studies have shown that they have ceased to be mere facilitators of physical spaces to become important providers of services and resources to their tenants. Universities situated in or next to them play a key role in getting engaged in the development and the attraction of talent to Science Parks, to their tenant firms as well as to the region. Considering that skilled professionals are one of the resources that companies seek the most, Science Parks have dedicated numerous activities and means to become even more attractive to talented individuals, which can especially be found in entrepreneurial universities. In this study, we review the literature regarding the interactions existing between Science Parks or their tenants and their local universities. Talent recruitment and entrepreneurship issues are addressed as the building blocks of these interactions. We strive to identify types of interactions that could differ in function of the maturity levels of the firms since their aims are not the same: at an early stage, firms tend to focus more on growth, whereas at a later
stage, they tend to focus more on their development. We then point out policy implications, concerning both entrepreneurial or engaged universities and Science Parks.
New Research and Innovation Performance report: Building a sustainable
future in uncertain times
The Commission has released the 2022 edition of the Science, Research and Innovation Performance (SRIP) report, analysing the EU’s innovation performance in a global context. It provides insights into how research and innovation policies can help build an inclusive, sustainable, competitive and resilient Europe by leveraging the essential role of research and innovation as a source of prosperity and as a catalyst for change. The report also highlights how the coronavirus pandemic and Russia’s
invasion of Ukraine call for Europe to reinforce its preparedness to quickly and adequately react to new, unexpected challenges. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: “The 2022 Science, Research and Innovation Performance report shows how research and innovation are central to build the sustainable and resilient future that Europe needs. The digital and green transitions simply cannot be accomplished without strong research and innovation systems. The report’s evidence supports our upcoming Communication on a new European Innovation Agenda.”
WAARSCHUWING: bijna 800 pagina’s. Dus bewaren tot de grote vakantie 🙂
Partnerships for Regional Innovation Playbook
‘Partnerships for Regional Innovation Playbook’, an initial guidance document published by the Joint Research Centre. The Playbook proposes a wide range of tools and governance mechanisms to enhance the coordination of regional, national and EU innovation policies to implement Europe’s green and digital transitions and to tackle the innovation divide in the EU. A core element of the proposed approach is the introduction of local missions to coordinate actions under a coherent directional logic, enabling the exploration of broad-ranging policy mixes for system-level innovation.
Future of labs
Science and research are key to addressing humanity’s biggest challenges, now and in the future. Creating the right spaces and environments for research to thrive is essential. The scientific research ecosystem goes far beyond the physical spaces of laboratories. Among many things, it encompasses the people making research possible, the places where scientific discoveries happen, and the infrastructure required to sustain innovation. Only by recognising the extent of this ecosystem can we begin to understand the complex interactions between its people, spaces and contexts, and how the spaces we create can respond meaningfully to these diverse requirements and desires. This report provides a review of key trends shaping the future of scientific research that will be of use to planners, designers and administrators involved in laboratory design projects. The findings are a synthesis of research and trends in the field of laboratory design, informed by conversations with experts across industry and academia.
The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Future of Working Spaces
This edited volume presents a compendium of emerging and innovative studies on the proliferation of new working spaces (NeWSps), both formal and informal (such as coworking spaces, maker spaces, fab labs, public libraries, and coffee shops), and their role during and following the COVID-19 pandemic in urban and regional development and planning. This book presents an original, interdisciplinary approach to NeWSps through three features: (i) situating the debate in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has transformed NeWSp business models and the everyday work life of their owners and users; (ii) repositioning and rethinking the debate on NeWSps in the context of socioeconomics and planning and comparing conditions between before and during the COVID-19 pandemic; and (iii) providing new directions for urban and regional development and resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic, considering new ways of working and living.
Science parks as key players in entrepreneurial ecosystems
This study explores the crucial role of modern science parks in the creation, development,
and management of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Thus, it has developed a conceptual framework for analysing the role that science parks could have in developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem. We interviewed several stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem oriented towards sustainable production. The study design comprises three levels of analysis: 27 nodes, 7 themes, and 3 aggregate dimensions. While a science park can play a key role in creating, developing, and managing an entrepreneurial ecosystem, we find that its success largely depends on the level of cooperation among the key stakeholders. This study provides new insights into (i) how we can better comprehend the emergence of linkages to develop entrepreneurial ecosystems and (ii) how science park managers and regional policymakers can better examine the role of key stakeholders in envisioning, configuring, and enabling regional entrepreneurial ecosystems. When studying science parks, it is important to use a holistic approach, focusing on the key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem –science parks and their stakeholders –and knowing how and when to intervene.
Life Sciences Innovation: Building the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Life sciences is a rapidly growing and truly global industry, with a unique resilience to recession. In the UK alone, investment into and by life sciences companies, including M&A, venture capital, and private equity, amounted to £20 billion in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Buoyant capital raising for life sciences firms is creating a huge opportunity for real estate investors and developers to create
workspaces for them from labs and research centres to education facilities, manufacturing plants, and offices. While the pandemic has hit traditional commercial real estate sectors, such as offices and retail, life sciences stand apart. Much of the work conducted by life sciences companies, pharmaceutical, biotech, and other medical research fields, is simply impossible to conduct remotely. Plus, these businesses are expanding, driven by increasing government spending and exuberant public markets. The potential scale of the real estate market around life sciences is huge and while it is relatively mature in North America, understanding and awareness is at a very early stage in the UK and Europe.
Between 2016-2020, the average annual investment into European life sciences real estate was £685 million, while in the UK it was £247 million. Based on these trends, Savills predicts that investment in European life sciences real estate will hit £800 million in 2021, while in the UK it will reach £550 million. If this pace continues, then over the next five years (2021-2025),
investment into the European and UK life sciences real estate markets could reach £4.8 – £5 billion, and £1.8 – £2 billion respectively. This may also lead to a flood of new players entering the sector, especially if the real estate investors and developers who have had their fingers burned in virus-ravaged sectors such as offices and retail, look to either repurpose existing stock, or change tack to take advantage of the booming demand for life sciences real estate.
New Research and Innovation Performance report: Building a sustainable future in uncertain times
The European Commission has released the 2022 edition of the Science, Research and Innovation Performance (SRIP) report, analysing the EU’s innovation performance in a global context. It provides insights into how research and innovation policies can help build an inclusive, sustainable, competitive and resilient Europe by leveraging the essential role of research and innovation as a source of prosperity and as a catalyst for change. The report also highlights how the coronavirus pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine call for Europe to reinforce its preparedness to quickly and adequately react to new, unexpected challenges.
The report presents five ways in which science can help build a sustainable, competitive and resilient
Europe, with policies that:
– Help achieve green and digital economies, for prosperous societies that leave no one behind;
– Prepare for changes, both those on the horizon and the unexpected, with secure economies, diversified supply chains and knowledge that will help to address future challenges;
– Invest more in people, businesses and institutions to find solutions;
– Connect individuals and organisations to access and share skills and knowledge and to reduce gaps between regions and countries, for a stronger innovation system;
-Ensure the right institutional and financial framework conditions co-created with citizens to target priority areas.
This year’s report shows that in the global landscape, the EU remains a strong player in terms of
scientific production and technological output.
Handbook of Research on Business and Technology Incubation and Acceleration
A Global Perspective
Research Handbooks in Business and Management series
Edited by Sarfraz A. Mian, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management Policy and Chair of Management and Marketing Areas, School of Business, State University of New York, Oswego, US, Magnus Klofsten, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Department of Management & Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden and Wadid Lamine, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78897 477 6 Extent: 544 pp
This pioneering work explores both the theory and practice of business and technology incubation over the past six decades as an approach to new venture creation and development. With a global scope, the Handbook examines key concepts, models, and mechanisms, providing a research-based analytical foundation from which to understand the emerging role of modern incubation tools in building entrepreneurship ecosystems for promoting targeted economic development.
Niet iedereen juicht even hard over innovatiedistricten:
A critique of innovation districts: Entrepreneurial living and the burden of shouldering
Carla M. Kayanan
University College Dublin, School of Geography, Ireland
Abstract: This article critically investigates the global trend toward urban innovation districts, a distinctly 21st-century spatial form. Innovation districts are a place-based, economic development strategy to concentrate the actors, entities, and infrastructure considered essential to process and product innovation. Built on the idea that today’s innovation requires continuous interaction, the design of innovation districts incorporates a density of living and working amenities to accommodate a 24-7 live–work–play environment. At the heart of the innovation district strategies are the entrepreneurs meant to benefit from the built-in supports that help them scale their ideas and introduce products to the market. Despite an embrace by policymakers, to date, there has been little systematic analysis and critique of innovation district strategies or attempts to understand them as tools of neoliberal urban economic development. This article tracks how planners and other city development officials endorsed innovation districts during the Global Financial Crisis. The districts were a stopgap policy measure to accumulate economic benefits while waiting for market activity to resume. Furthermore, this paper argues that the emergence of innovation district strategy points to new governance arrangements that shift the burden of urban revitalization onto
entrepreneurs who catalyze growth through their consumption and production activities. The findings are based on content analysis, site observations, and interviews with the creators, implementers, stakeholders, and users of innovation districts in Boston, St. Louis, and Dublin.
Ook het Innovation Quarter doet een duit in het zakje: Keys to Developing a Vibrant, Dynamic Innovation District
The Innovation Quarter has helped evolve 300+ acres of downtown Winston-Salem. We put together this eBook to share our insight and experience in developing our innovation district. In it, you’ll discover:
- The transformative power of innovation districts and ecosystems
- Ways to weave equity into your city’s identity through diversity and inclusion strategies
- How to facilitate and leverage partnerships that can shape your city’s innovation landscape
The impact of the built environment on creativity in public spaces of Dutch university campuses and science parks
Studies on university campuses public spaces have recognized that there is a significant relationship between the built environment and people’s perceptions of creativity. There is, however, little empirical evidence to support this claim. This research quantifies and measures this relationship, defined as ‘spatial affordances for creativity’, using two types of Dutch university campuses as case studies: inner-city campuses and science parks (SPs). This study found statistical associations that locations of built environment features influenced creativity between people. Moreover, spatial affordances for creativity must be considered in the planning and design of campuses, as a suite of spatial and perceptual conditions.
Measuring the Impact of Urban Innovation Districts
Despite their significant impact on social and economic development, innovation districts are facing challenges due to the inadequacy of policies in terms of horizontal and vertical coordination or due to the lack of an integrative policy approach. Strategic and targeted policy support leads to the acceleration of the growth of innovation districts, impacting the development of cities in general. To reach the potential of innovation districts in benefiting their local communities and in enabling greater collaboration, in creating jobs, and in promoting regional competitiveness, it is important to facilitate the positive externalities created by innovation districts through targeted policies.
Hence the publication proposes a generic and algorithmic methodology to identify and measure the success of innovation districts. To achieve this, different sets of large-scale geospatial data have been combined with well-established machine learning methods and in-depth statistical analysis. As a result, a quantitative methodology is presented that can support the policy-making process in the identification of urban areas with a high concentration of innovation activities and with a high potential for growth. First, this methodology allows the identification of such areas. Second, an evaluation framework is proposed that captures the success of these areas based on their economic performance. Third, these results are combined with descriptive statistical features to understand the main differentiators between successful and unsuccessful areas.
This exploratory research aims at providing a set of methods and findings that heavily build on recent advances on using large-scale datasets and data science to understand social problems, and in particular, the key driving indicators of deprivation and success of various entities, such as urban areas with a high concentration of innovation activities.
Global Innovation Index 2021
The 2021 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) presents the latest global innovation ranking of 132 economies, relying on 81 different indicators. While tracking the most recent global innovation trends in the new Global Innovation Tracker, this edition also focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on innovation. The GII’s overall formula for measuring an economy’s innovative capacity and output provides clarity for decision-makers in government, business and elsewhere as they look forward to creating policies that enable their people to invent and create more efficiently.
The world’s most-innovative economy in 2021 is Switzerland followed by Sweden, the United States of America (U.S.), the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Republic of Korea, according to the GII 2021 rankings.
Hubs of Innovation. A Playbook for Place Leaders
Innovation will be at the forefront of the UK’s strategy for competitiveness through the 2020s. Innovation happens in places. This paper is about the pathfinding journeys that places pursue in order to host and deliver the kind of innovation that can underpin national productivity and local well-being.