Join our 2-day Winter School on Urban Cluster Policies 19-20 January 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
To boost their local knowledge economy, cities and regions all over Europe are looking to support innovation poles and clusters. This Winter School is the perfect opportunity for policymakers and cluster managers to get the latest updates and insights about how to successfully design cluster policies, in an attractive setting.
During the sessions of the Winter School, managers of highly successful clusters will unveil their practices and secrets, and share them with the audience. Moreover, leading international cluster researchers will present their recent insights on various aspects of cluster development and policies, from a comparative perspective. The Winter School is an opportunity for policymakers and cluster managers to take one step back from the hectic daily work of running a cluster, to learn, to reflect, to discuss, and to meet colleagues from other regions who face similar challenges. Also, it offers an interesting fieldtrip to a successful cluster location in Amsterdam.
During four sessions, theory and practice will meet. Speakers will have time to make their point, and there will be ample room for discussion. Every session will contain three elements: 1) an international overview of the latest conceptual insights, 2) a best-practice case study, and 3) a debate with the participants. The Winter School includes an excursion to a highly ambitious knowledge hotspot in Amsterdam. The Winter School is organized by the Urban Lab of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, in close co-operation with the Amsterdam Innovation Motor, Amsterdam’s leading cluster management organisation.
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