Call for Applications – EU-SPRI Winter School on Geography of Innovation

Call for Applications
EU-SPRI Winter School on Geography of Innovation

The EU-SPRI Winter School is targeted at state-of-the art training for PhD candidates and is organized by CIRCLE/Lund University from March 5-9, 2018.

Abstract: Regional competitiveness and regional inequalities are major themes in the policy debate and often presented as two sides of a coin. Knowledge-based activities and innovation drive the economy in core areas, while the periphery lags behind. This dichotomy ignores the variegated nature of innovation and the linkages between places, the core and periphery, the north and the south. The EU-SPRI Winter School in Lund on Geography of Innovation will provide a more nuanced picture. This will help school participants to study innovation in different geographic contexts, recognize the linkages between local and global innovation processes, understand how innovation contributes to structural change, and comprehend policy implications.

Speakers CIRCLE/Lund University: Martin Andersson, Charles Edquist, Olof Ejermo, Lea Fünfschilling, Markus Grillitsch, Karl-Johan Lundquist, Magnus Nilsson, Josephine Rekers, Torben Schubert.

Guest Speakers: Sandra Hannig (OECD), Dän Kärreman (Copenhagen Business School), Jonathan Potter (OECD), Richard Shearmur (McGill School of Urban Planning), Markku Sotarauta (School of Management at University of Tampere).

Maximum Participants: 30

Applications should be sent to until latest January 15, 2018.

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