DIGITAL AGENDA EVENTS
Role of the 3rd level in the Regional Innovation Ecosystem


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DIGITAL REGIONS  project -  Digital Regions Platform

Event Type:
Workshop
Event Status:
Loc'n/Date Confirmed
Date:
27 September 2018  - 27 September 2018
Time:
09:00  - 12:57

Aim of Event

To develop a better understanding of the role of the 3rd level education sector in the the innovation ecosystems in the ERNACT regions with a view to better involving them in digital transformation projects.
  1. Develop a short description of the models employed by the different ERNACT regions to engage their 3rd level sector in the innovation ecosystem
  2. Discuss how better to engage the 3rd level in ERNACT projects
  3. Scope a new innovation project, involving the 3rd level sector and digital transformation policy makers in ERNACT regions, designed to bring global best practice innovation to ERNACT regions

Description

The ever decreasing length of the innovation cycle, as a result of the rate of new research, globalisation and digital technology presents particular challenges for Europe's rural and peripheral areas.

Access to 3rd level institutions is a key factor for, not only economic and social survival, but to develop and implement successful regional-level digital transformation policies and strategies.

This, in turn, is forcing the 3rd level to look at new models of delivering quality education to a larger number of students, improving their supply of research and continously rethinking the way in which they deliver innovation services to their region and its businesses.

Different regions have approached this challenge in different ways and this workshop will explore the models adapted by three different ERNACT regions.

South Ostrobothnia (Finland) will explain its university consortium model, the University of Ljubljani (Slovenia) will present how it is using its digital innovation expertise to manage the Slovenian National Digital Innovation Hub, while Donegal will present how it is using its unique way of bringing the knowledge of its lecturing/research staff to the LYIT to the county's businesses.

This will be followed by a discussion designed to compare and contrast the approaches of the different ERNACT regions. In particular, the other regions will briefly explain how their 3rd level sector interfaces with their city or regional innovation sectors.

The ERNACT partners will also discuss a future interregional project, focused on the 3rd level sector, their role in the innovation ecosystem and how global best practice can be brought to bear.

Logistics

Responsible Organisation:
Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia
Contact:
Host Building Organisation:
Regional Council South Ostrobothnia
Building Name:
Frami C
Event Address:
Tiedekatu 2, 60320 Seinäjoki, Finland
Contact Telephone:
Contact email:

CORE ERNACT REGIONS
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Banat
Serbia
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrlands
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom