Cambridge Regional Innovation Council

Managing an Entrepreneurial Knowledge Region

2- 6 April 2017
Sidney Sussex College
Cambridge, UK


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    This council is organised by the Technopolicy Network

    Managing an Entrepreneurial Knowledge Region is an exclusive four day strategy council on the development of entrepreneurial knowledge regions. The small scale council, consists of just 25 people from universities, local/regional government, funding agencies and industry. They will get together to develop a clear strategy on science based regional innovation with a strong focus on developing an ecosystem for academic entrepreneurship. The council will be led by distinctive mediators from the University of Leuven and Maastricht and we work together with the Cambridge Network. On this first edition in Cambridge, two major delegations (the Victoria region in Australia and the Twente region in the Netherlands) will be completed by individual participants from various knowledge regions around Europe.

    Participation to this council offers you the following:
    - An excellent opportunity to shape your region’s strategy for the upcoming five to ten years
    - In depth discussions on your regional ambitions stimulated by the Council format
    - Self-analysis, based on the Technopolicy Model
    - An unique opportunity to meet hundreds of Cambridge Network members during the Cambridge Mayoral hustings
    - A one day social programme in Cambridge
    - Four dinners and five lunches and drinks during the day
    - Conference documentation and materials

  • Dates: Sunday the 2nd of April - Thursday 6th of April

    Location: Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK

    Address: Sidney St, Cambridge CB2 3HU, United Kingdom

    Organisation: This council is organised by the Technopolicy Network

    Registration: You can register via our online registration form. When this form is completed you will receive an official confirmation including invoice. We kindly request that you register before the 15th of March 2017. There is a maximum number of participants of 25.

    Costs: Registration fee is total of €2.500,-. This includes a social programme on Sunday the 2nd of April, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, refreshments and conference documentation.

    Payment: Payment of the registration fee should happen before the council starts. You will receive an invoice with the confirmation. All amounts are excluding VAT, if applicable.

    Cancellation: If you are unable to attend the council, it is permitted to allow someone else to participate in your place, if the name of the replacement is communicated before the start of the council to the organisers. Cancellation is possible until the 15th of March 2017. If you cancel before the 15th of March, we will invoice €95,- (excluding VAT) administration costs. After March 15th you owe us the full amount.

    Accommodation: The registration fee is excluding accommodation. However, we have made arrangements with Jesus College. This college offers accommodation with private bathroom and breakfast and this college is located just across the street from our council location Sidney Sussex College. Please let us know in your registration form if you'd wish to make use of this accommodation and we will provide you with more information.

    More information: Jan Debets – Project Manager. j.debets@technopolicy.net

  • Programme

  • The Technopolicy Model for evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the development of Science Based Regions: The Technopolicy Network offers a specially designed model to measure and compare the output and outcome of the (regional) innovation system and policies, known as the Technopolicy Model (the TPN-Model). The model is a symbiosis of the work of four leading authors: Prof. P. Nijkamp (2007: the FIRES Model), Prof. R. Stough (2005; Concept of Leadership), and Dr. R.W. Smilor and M. Wakelin (1990; Smart Infrastructure Model). The first two authors are both members of the Technopolicy Advisory Board. Combining the three models and concepts, the TPN-model shows the essential factors that determine (regional) innovation capacity (see figure1). This makes this model a tool that assists (regional) policymakers in the formulation of a regional innovation strategy or to assess the performance of the (regional) innovation system.






The Council Mediators

  • Prof. Dr. Luc Soete

    Guy Bauwen Former rector of Maastricht University and founder of MERIT, an Academic research entity on Research & Innovation.

  • Dr. Martin Hinoul

    width="130" Former manager at KU Leuven R&D, chief of Economic Affairs for Vlaanderen. Now a consultant for the Leuven Knowledge Region.

  • Ms. Claire Ruskin

    Guy Bauwen CEO of the Cambridge Network. Former Board Director of both Cambridge Consultants, Arthur D Little, and PA Consulting.