Knowledge dynamics in regional economic development

Session I: Nordic regions and firms in the global knowledge flows

13.00 Welcome

13:10 Valuing knowledge in business, Daniel Sachs, Proventus, followed by a moderated discus­sion on the value of multifaceted knowledge when doing business

13.40 An introduction to the REKENE project, Margareta Dahlström, Nordregio

14.00 Telling the story of Territorial Knowledge Dynamics, the role of Elme studio in the Oulu South region, Eija-Riitta Niinikoski & Harri Jokela, Oulu Southern Institute

14.30 Telling the story of Firm level Knowledge dynamics, the development of Zenicor ECG, Lukas Smas, Stockholm University

15.00 Break

15.30 Key findings from the REKENE project, Sigrid Hedin, Nordregio

16.00 Knowledge dynamics from a European perspective, Anders Larsson, Gothenburg University

16.30 End of Session I


16.45 Innovation in action: See and experience examples of innovations from the regions:

• Display of laser-equipment of ELME Studio, Oulu South Region

• New Media Meeting – presentation of the annual event, Östergötland

• Quedro – development of mobile services and marketing, Åland

• Matglädje – development of online food delivery service, Värmland

• Global inspiration to local food, Region Sjælland

Complimentary refreshments & snacks

18.30 End of showcase session

Wednesday 25 August, Moderator: Susan Brockett, Nordregio

Session II: Practical policy tools for harnessing knowledge dynamics

9.00 Welcome

9.05 The Policy toolkit: a presentation, Susan Brockett, Nordregio

9.35 "Tool explorations": Introduction to workshop on the REKENE policy toolkit

10.00 Select two of the parallel sessions:

• Public support of small and medium sized businesses

• Promoting knowledge transfer among research, higher education and business

• Education and development of human capital

• Innovation and knowledge: exploitation and funding

12.00 Lunch

Session III: Reflections from international experts

13.00 Introduction to the session

13.05 A view from the national level in Finland, Janne Antikainen, Regional development director, Ministry of Employment and the Economy

13.35 A view from the regional level in Sweden, Ylva Williams, CEO, Stockholm Science City Foundation

14.05 A view from the regional level in Austria, Karl Ritsch, project manager, Styrian Business Pro­motion Agency, Austria

14.35 Open discussion

15.00 End