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The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development

Objective

The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development (RUNIN) is a European Training Network for Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the field of science and innovation studies. The aim of the network is to train researchers on how universities contribute to innovation and economic growth in their regions through research seeking to examine how universities fulfill their third mission in relation to regional industry and explore the range of university engagement with regional firms and institutions. The project operationalises the main research question of how universities can contribute to innovation and regional development through four main themes: People and Networks, Policies and Interventions, Places and Territories, and Practices and Governance. The aim of the training programme is to equip the next generation of researchers with the skills required to work across employment sectors, collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and find the practical relevance of their specialist knowledge, in the process creating new knowledge on universities’ role in innovation and regional development. There is an increased focus on the instrumentalist position of universities as important drivers of regional development, and the aim of the training programme is therefore to equip a new generation of researchers who can work within this field in the academic world or as specialist policy makers at the regional, national or European level. The programme will capitalise on host institutions’ infrastructure, including supervision, methods training and quality assurance review systems. In addition, it will offer a comprehensive programme of learning through individual research projects, secondments, and eight targeted training events aimed at developing both research-specific and transferable skills.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/urban engineering/smart city
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER
Address
Kjell Arholms Gate 41
4021 Stavanger
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 836 209,19

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 580 163,76
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMUNIDADE INTERMUNICIPAL DA REGIAO DE AVEIRO

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rua Do Carmo 20 Apartado 589
3800 127 Aveiro
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
REGIO TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Nijverheidstraat 30
7511 JM Enschede
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

Partners (7)

REGION NORDJYLLAND (NORTH DENMARK REGION)
Denmark
Address
Niels Bohrs Vej 30
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Greater Stavanger Economic Development
Norway
Address

Stavanger
Activity type
Other
Lincolnshire County Council
United Kingdom
Address
Newland
LN1 1YL Lincoln
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO CATALUNYA LA PEDRERA - FUNDACIO ESPECIAL
Spain
Address
Pg De Gracia 92
08008 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
FUNDACIO PRIVADA PARC DE RECERCA UAB
Spain
Address
Campus De La Universitat Autonoma De Bcn S/n Bellaterra
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Other
DEA
Denmark
Address
Fiolstræde 44
1171 København
Activity type
Other
East Sweden Region
Sweden
Address
Snickaregatan 40
582 26 Linkoping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)