One-Day RSA Conference - The role of Universities in regional development

From 
30/10/2013
To 
30/10/2013

Universities and other higher education institutions are believed to play a core role in processes of Regional development. This role has become a core interest to policy makers, practitioners and academics in a range of disciplines, including Economics, Economic Geography, Regional Science and Business Studies. The one-day conference will explore a range of themes including, amongst others: universities and entrepreneurship, universities and spin-off processes, the development and upgrading of regional labour resources, universities and regional systems of innovation, knowledge transfer, and the entrepreneurial university.
WIT (partners in the KTForce Project) in partnership with the Irish Branch of the Regional Studies Association invites speakers to submit presentations for a one day conference The Role of Universities in Regional Development, being hosted at Waterford Institute of Technology on Wednesday October 30th 2013.  Expressions of Interest are welcome from practitioners, policy makers and academics working in this area who are interested to present at the conference. No written papers required. Expressions of interest should be directed towards: chris.vanegeraat@nuim.ieDeadline: 27 September.
The one-day conference will explore a range of themes including, amongst others: universities and entrepreneurship, universities and spin-off processes, the development and upgrading of regional labour resources, universities and regional systems of innovation, knowledge transfer, and the entrepreneurial university.
More information here.