Cambridge Regional Innovation Council
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
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.