Creating Effective Innovative Ecosystems
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2021/04/19 10:00:00

(April 19th, 10:00/11:00 CET)

An innovation ecosystem describes the complex set of relationships among very diverse actors and entities, which work for technology development and innovation in a territory. Amongst others, this includes the material resources and human capital of universities, colleges of engineering, business schools, business firms, venture capitalists, industry-university research institutes, state or regional economic development agencies and chambers of commerce, funding agencies and policymakers.

Connectedness, Competence and Talent, and Capital are identified as issues of major importance by the European Commission’s Report on the 2020 stakeholder consultation “A Robust Innovation Ecosystem for the Future of Europe”. This webinar will look at the elements which make for an effective innovation ecosystem. In particular, it will examine how regional ecosystems involve different levels of education, specifically whether technical and vocational education and training stakeholders are involved or how they can be involved further.
The webinar is conceived as a mutual learning event. Regional good practices on how to boost innovation ecosystems through skills will be highlighted and shared among a diversified audience of experts and practitioners that includes regional and local policymakers and civil servants, and VET stakeholders (VET providers and experts, academics and businesses’ representatives).
Lastly, the event will serve as an opportunity for exchange among cross-sectoral and cross-national experts in view of establishing relevant partnerships that can be applied in future EU projects. Facilitating the involvement of Technical Vocational Education & Training centres (TVET) in innovation ecosystems is imperative to improve the availability of competencies and talent. The webinar will look at:

  • The elements that enable an effective innovation ecosystem;
  • How regional ecosystems involve different levels of education, and in particular whether technical and vocational education and training stakeholders are involved;
  • How TVET stakeholders can be involved further in innovation ecosystems.

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