EUA works to demonstrate the vital contribution of universities to regional development and sustainable innovation. It underlines how universities contribute to regional capacity building and to sustaining highly-competitive regions. They do this by stimulating innovation in companies and public organisations and by providing education for changing labour markets and new challenges, facilitating entrepreneurship, and the circulation of knowledge.
The EUA Innovation Ecosystems Project focuses on in-depth case studies of a number of universities in different regional contexts. These include the globally competitive technological hubs, regions meeting the challenges of post-industrialisation, and regions re-inventing themselves through investments in higher education and research. The project presents key findings on the types of activities that universities are conducting to contribute to innovation processes.
These findings include the role of universities in leading innovation through their missions in learning and teaching and research, as well as in contributing to the strategy development of their regions.
The project is done in collaboration with Reichert Consulting
Following a two-year project involving intense field research, EUA published a major report entitled...Read more
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The European University Association (EUA) welcomes the European Commission Joint Research Centr...Read more
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This report presents the outcomes of the first meeting of EUA’s Expert Group on Research and Innov...Read more
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EUA commissioned this study entitled The Rise of Knowledge Regions: Emerging Opportunities and Chall...Read more
The new EUA report “The role of universities in innovation ecosystems” gives clear examples of this trend. It is based on nine in-depth case studies from around Europe and more than 170 in...Read more
A stronger EU industrial policy is in the cards, including more investments in innovation. Technological and social innovation are central to move towards sustainable development, key to economic grow...Read more