Universities & Spin-offs
01 Jan 2015
Amsterdam Science Park is an extensive site close to the centre of Amsterdam. In the coming ten years, the Science Park will be further developed to form the largest high-tech knowledge centre in Europe.
30 Oct 2006
COHiTEC is a programme that aims at stimulating the creation of high-tech /high-growth ventures from the knowledge created by researchers from Portuguese universities and at inducing in science and engineering researchers and MBA students the skills required to start-up high-tech / high growth ventures.
31 Dec 2010
In establishing the Helsinki School of Creative Entrepreneurship (HSCE), the network has created an entrepreneurial catalyst that will develop entrepreneurial capacity, encourage and support spin-off activity from the region’s universities and promote closer dialogue and interaction between industry and academia.
22 Mar 2006
Think Tank Münster utilises the power of the university. A select interdisciplinary team is proving remarkably creative in its approach to problems. At the same time, students learn about the practical reality as they study.
07 Dec 2009
The European Studies Alliance is part of the international institute at the University of Wisconcin (UW)- Madison and is the umbrella group for the university's four internationally recognized European centers. Its overall goalis to enhance European knowledge among students of UW- Madison.
12 Jan 2010
In the past decades, most European cities have moved from industrial to service-based local economies. As a result, knowledge-intensive industries have become increasingly important. Naturally, universities play a key role in the provision of human resources and knowledge for these industries. According to a Birmingham Post article by Dermot Finch, chief executive of Centre for Cities, an independent research and policy institute based in the United Kingdom, the interaction and cooperation between universities and the private sector may be able to revive the economy in the West Midlands region. Aston University has developed the 'Innovation Voucher Scheme' to promote the collaboration between the two sectors; a scheme which could easily be applied in any other city region. Apart from in the West Midlands, similar schemes are already in use in The Netherlands and Ireland.
01 Jan 2005
This study examines the impact of over twenty higher education institutions in Chicago’s Loop and South Loop. Together these two areas make up for largepart Chicago’s downtown area. The study shows that the higher education institutions in the Loop and South Loop have a potent impact on the Chicago economy, as well as the character of the downtown.
21 Mar 2006
At the Interuniversity MicroElectronics Center, IMEC, and Leuven University, companies find a partner for innovative research and development. These centres of excellence are delivering spin-offs that benefit the whole Leuven region.
01 Jan 1998
The European Studies Alliance is part of the international institute at the University of Wisconcin (UW)- Madison and is the umbrella group for the university's four internationally recognized European centers. Its overall goal is to enhance European knowledge among students of UW- Madison.
23 Feb 2011
UN-HABITAT and the University of Peace (UPEACE) have signed an agreement offering a new course in urban governance. The programme is designed for post-graduate students keen to contribute to a better urban future.