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The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development

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.

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)

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UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 263 659,32

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 476 712,72

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 580 163,76

COMUNIDADE INTERMUNICIPAL DA REGIAO DE AVEIRO

Portugal

REGIO TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 374,28

Partners (7)

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REGION NORDJYLLAND (NORTH DENMARK REGION)

Greater Stavanger Economic Development

Lincolnshire County Council

FUNDACIO CATALUNYA LA PEDRERA - FUNDACIO ESPECIAL

FUNDACIO PRIVADA PARC DE RECERCA UAB

DEA

East Sweden Region

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 722295

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 709 815,23

  • EU contribution

    € 3 709 815,23

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER

Norway