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  • KIT - Knowledge, Innovation, Territory

    Theme

    Territorial dimension of the innovation and knowledge economy

    Thematic scope

    New scientific and technological powers outside the European territory are attracting considerable and increasing amounts of R&D investments. Against this background new opportunities arise but also the question of Europe’s ability to sustain a competitive edge in knowledge and innovation. The EC recognises the territorial dimension of the innovation and knowledge economy and its role in potential territorial development and cohesion in both, the Green Paper on the European Research Area as well as the Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion. Knowledge has in recent years become a key driver for growth of economic systems, and the access to knowledge is generally considered as a key condition for innovative activities in our modern economy. The project takes this policy context as a starting point to explore the territorial dimension of the innovation and knowledge economy. An overall concept is used including product innovation, process innovation and organisational innovation. This project will take into account the current state, patterns and potentials of regions with respect to the knowledge and innovation economy and identify new development opportunities through innovation for Europe and its territories.

    Please read more about the main research areas and main results envisaged on the next page.

    Lead Partner

    Politecnico di Milano - BEST (Building Environment Sciences and Technology)

    Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups.

    Sounding Board

    Eurico Neves, Portugal

    Grzegorz Gorzelak, Poland


    Budget: € 750 000,00

    Project’s lifetime: February 2010 – December 2012

    Delivery of Reports
    Inception Report: 31 August 2010
    Interim Report: 28 February 2011
    Draft Final Report: 28 February 2012
    Final Report: 30 June 2012

    Publishing
    Reports will be published once they are approved by the ESPON Monitoring Committee

    More information
    Please contact the Project Expert at the ESPON Coordination Unit:
    Ann-Gritt NEUSE, e-mail: ann-gritt.neuse@espon.eu

    Name Type Size
    Final Report - Executive Summary PDF 600.90 KB
    Final Report PDF 7.41 MB
    Final Report - Scientific Report Volume 1 PDF 10.96 MB
    Final Report - Scientific Report Volume 2, Knowledge creation case studies PDF 685.17 KB
    Final Report - Scientific Report Volume 3, Knowledge acquisition case studies PDF 1.23 MB
    Final Report - Scientific Report Annex 1, Dissemination PDF 92.24 KB
    Draft Final Report PDF 7.23 MB
    Draft Final Report Scientific Report Annex Volume 1 PDF 9.76 MB
    Draft Final Report Scientific Report Annex Volume 2 PDF 803.03 KB
    Draft Final Report Scientific Report Annex Volume 3 PDF 835.09 KB
    Draft Final Report Annex to the Scientific Report PDF 64.55 KB
    Interim Report PDF 11.81 MB
    Interim Report - Scientific Report PDF 21.74 MB
    Inception Report PDF 1,013.08 KB
    Project Specification PDF 74.34 KB
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