Parallel Sessions D


Universities and the Geography of Innovation IV

Room: Energy Hall 3
Chair: Paul Benneworth – Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Martin Falk – Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Austria
Eva Hagsten
Potential of European universities as Marie Curie grantee hosts
Chiara Marzocchi – MIoIR – University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Fumi Kitagawa
Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo
Elvira Uyarra
Graduate (entrepreneurial) retention in the regional context: institutional and territorial dynamics for anchoring talent
Gerwin Evers – Aalborg University, Denmark Universities’ teaching mission and regional industries: a relatedness story?
Eloïse Germain-Alamartine – Linköping University, Sweden
Rhoda Ahoba-Sam
Gerwin Evers
Saeed Moghadam-Saman
Doctorate Holders’ Transition to Industry: Networks as a Mechanism? Cases from Norway, Sweden and the U.K.

OECD Policy Session: Towards a Broad-based Innovation Policy for Regions and Cities

Room: Opportunity
Chair: Rudiger Ahrend – OECD, France
Ron Boschma – Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Anna-Maria Sunnamark – Nordic Innovation, Norway
Denisa Perrin – European Commission, Belgium
Kari Holmefjord Vervik – Innovation Norway, Norway

Green and Sustainable Innovation II

Room: Share 1
Chair: Allan Andersen – TIK, University of Oslo, Norway
Simon Nadel – Lille University – Clerse, France
Danielle Galliano
Pierre Triboulet
The Geography of Eco-Innovation: Evidence from French Industrial Firms
Sandro Montresor – Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), L’Aquila, Italy
Davide Castellani
Giovanni Marin
Antonello Zanfei
Unlocking the Green Door of Regional Development: The Role of MNEs in Greening Local Inventive Activities
Wenjing Kuai – University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Robert Elliott
David Maddison
Ceren Ozgen
Do Eco-innovators Hire more Green Workers? Firm Level Evidence from the Netherlands
Robert Elliott – University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Liza Jabbour
Zhoukan Zhou
Is Sharing Caring? R&D and the Collaborative Nature of Eco-innovation

Mobility of Workers, Relatedness and the Geography of Innovation II

Room: Focus
Chair: César Hidalgo – Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute (ANITI), France
Ngoc Han Nguyen – Hasselt University, Belgium
Rene Belderbos
Mark Vancauteren
Bart Leten
Multinational Firms and the Quest for Global Talent: Hiring (Skilled) Foreign Workers at Home or Abroad?
Sverre Herstad – University of Oslo, Norway Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim Open for innovation: The role of diverse human resources
Ole Bergesen – University of Stavanger, Norway
Yuko Onozaka
Venke Furre Haaland
Worker Mobility and Innovation
Ariana Costa – Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Renato Garcia
José de Salles Roselino
José César Cruz Júnior
Innovation in Brazil: The Impact of Mobility of Workers

Innovation and Regional Economic Development II

Room: Confidence
Chair: David Charles – Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Antonio Vezzani – Roma Tre University, Italy
Andrea Filippetti
Petros Gkotsis
Antonio Zinilli
Are Innovative Regions more Resilient? Evidence from Europe in 2008-2016
Colin Wessendorf – University of Bremen, Germany
Alexander Kopka
Dirk Fornahl
The Integration of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in Regional Technological Spaces
Arne Isaksen – University of Agder, Norway
Emelie Langemyr Eriksen
The Emergence of New Industries. Aligning Firm-level and System-level Asset Modification

Innovation Policy for Regions and Countries IV

Room: Concentrate
Chair: Ridvan Cinar – University of Aveiro, Portugal
Andrés Rodríguez-Pose – London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver Davide Parrilli
Francisca Sempere
Regional Innovation and Regional Policy for SMEs in Europe: Are we talking about the same?
Anna Dabrowska – University of Warsaw, Poland Moving Towards Innovation – the Europeanization of Regional Policy in Poland
Elisa Thomas – Universitet i Stavanger
Nadja Nording
Rhiannon Pugh
Regional Economic Development through Openness and Participation – Designing Participatory Enterprise Policy in Six Finnish City-regions
Giacomo Damioli – Joint Research Center, European Commission, Spain
Daniel Vértesy
Davide Castellani
Supranational Blocs and Location of Knowledge-Intensive Foreign Investments at the City-Level

Proximity and Innovation II

Room: Attention
Chair: Anne Plunket – Université Paris Sud, France
Anne Plunket – Université Paris Sud, France Variety, dissimilarity and recombinant novelty: the interplay between local and extra-regional inventor networks
Carlo Corradini – Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom Path dependency, relatedness and the dynamics of new firm creation in the UK
Sara Johansson – Jönköping International Business School
Lina Bjerke
Does the local milieu matter for firm innovation?
Suelene Mascarini – University of Campinas, Brazil
Renato Garcia
Ariana Ribeiro
Veneziano Araujo
Emerson Gomes dos Santos
The effects of Related and Unrelated Variety on the Types of Regional Innovation – an analysis for Brazilian regions

The Evolution of Technology II

Room: Share 2
Chair: Koen Frenken – Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Dieter Kogler – University College Dublin, Ireland
Lee Changjun
Ron Boschma
The Evolutionary Process of Knowledge Recombination: Regional Entropy Complemented by Density and Relatedness
Maria Tsouri – TIK Centre for Technology Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo, Norway
Teis Hansen
Jens Hanson
Markus Steen
Recombination of Knowledge for Emerging Technological Innovations: The Case of Green Shipping
Sándor Juhász – ANET Lab, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Tom Broekel
Ron Boschma
Explaining dynamics of relatedness: the role of co-location, complexity and collaboration
Silvia Rocchetta – University College Dublin, Ireland
Andrea Mina
Dieter Kogler
Gianluca Pallante
Technological diversification, employment and the business cycle: An impulse response function approach

The Uneven Geography of Innovation II

Room: Initiative
Chair: Michael Fritsch – Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Andrea Ferloni – Université de Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland Socio-technical transitions as a coevolutionary process: the role of space in the emergence of electric vehicle inventions
Felipe Starosta de Waldemar – RITM – Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, France
Anne Plunket
Novelty and Relatedness: a Recombinant Approach
Simone Maria Grabner – Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy Relatedness and Connectivity as Drivers of Regional Diversification in the United States
Francesca Ghinami – GSSI-UAB, Italy Beyond geography: the role of proximities on Venture Capital investments in innovative start-up companies

The Geography of Innovation in the Energy Industry

Room: Bouvet
Chair: Silje Haus-Reve – NORCE and Centre for Innovation Research, Norway
Diego Ocampo-Corrales – University of Barcelona, Spain
Rosina Moreno
Jordi Suriñach
Where does inventors get inspiration? The role of different sources of knowledge for innovating in renewable energies
Hasan Hamdan – NTNU, Norway Strategies promoting process innovation in sustainable neighborhood (SN) projects
Xiao-Shan Yap – Eawag, Switzerland
Bernhard Truffer
Deyu Lee
Gaston Heimeriks
From knowledge-based to valuation oriented catching-up China’s recent shift in global positioning in the solar photovoltaic industry

Innovation and the Foundational Economy: A New Model of Place-based Development?

Room: Energy Hall 1
Chair: Lars Coenen – University of Melbourne, Australia
Pedro Marques – INGENIO, United Kingdom
Kevin Morgan
Questioning Regional Development Approaches in a Context of Heightened Territorial Inequalities
Jesper Manniche – Centre for Regional and Tourism Research, Denmark
Nino Javakhishvili
The Composition, Geography and Economic/Non-economic Roles of the Foundational Economy in Denmark
Bruce Wilson – European Union Centre at RMIT, Australia
Lars Coenen
Leo Goedegebuure
Emma Shortis
The Foundational Economy and Smart Specialisation: Contradictory or Coherent Approaches to Regional Development?
Teis Hansen – Lund University, Sweden The Foundational Economy and Regional Development


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