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Advancing knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship and innovation for growth and social well-being in Europe

Advancing knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship and innovation for growth and social well-being in Europe

Objective

The proposed research project will study the interactions between knowledge, economic growth and social wellbeing in Europe. It focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship as a necessary mechanism and an agent of change mediating between the creation of knowledge and its transformation into economic activity. Knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship is perceived herein as a core interface between two interdependent systems: the knowledge generation and diffusion system, on the one hand, and the productive system, on the other. Both systems shape and are shaped by the broader social context – including customs, culture, and institutions – thus also pointing at the linkage of entrepreneurship to that context. The project has three main objectives (research thrusts). At the micro level, it purports to study in depth the very act of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, its defining characteristics, boundaries, scope and incentives. At the macro level, it will study the link between knowledge entrepreneurship, economic growth and social wellbeing, also extending to the socio-economic processes that help transform the “animal spirits” (John Maynard Keynes) into a self-reinforcing process for broader societal prosperity. The way the broader socio-economic environment stokes “animal spirits” and benefits from them will be studied within the contexts of various shades of capitalism in Europe and elsewhere, expanding beyond the growth accounting and endogenous growth approaches and issues to novel concepts of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship in growth and, further, into the underlying issues of social wellbeing such as inclusion, cohesion, equity, opportunities, and social care. Finally, at the policy level, the project will take a systemic approach aiming at an organic integration of diverse sets of policies that influence the creation and growth of innovative entrepreneurial ventures based on knowledge generation and diffusion.
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Coordinator

PLANET S.A

Address

Louise Riencourt 64, Apollon Tower
11523 Athens

Greece

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 260 965

Administrative Contact

Raphael Koumeri (Mr.)

Participants (21)

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UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 468 639

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 430 513

Stiftelsen IMIT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 217 950

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 151 462

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 216 357,80

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 144 605

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 105 120

UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG

France

EU Contribution

€ 135 860

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 225 963,20

Unidade de Estudos sobre Complexidade e Economia

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 133 028

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 118 780

University of Sussex

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 90 658

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 34 600

CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES OPS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 38 700

FINANSOVIY UNIVERSITET PRI PRAVITELSTVE ROSSIYSKOY FEDERACII

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 24 000

Zhejiang University

China

EU Contribution

€ 32 000

CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES SOCIETY

India

EU Contribution

€ 29 250

CASE - CENTRUM ANALIZ SPOLECZNO- EKONOMICZNYCH- FUNDACJA NAUKOWA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 31 440

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 134 634

CROATIAN EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATION

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 36 600

GLOBAL DATA COLLECTION COMPANY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 238 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 225134

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 281 626,01

  • EU contribution

    € 3 300 000

Coordinated by:

PLANET S.A

Greece