19th Uddevalla Symposium 2016

Geography, Open Innovation, Diversity, and Entrepreneurship

30 June to 2 July 2016
Birkbeck, University of London
Bloomsbury, London

In a world of innovation polarised by large giants such as Google and Microsoft, what is the role of small entrepreneurial firms? Can, and should, an innovation system such as Silicon Valley be replicated and enhanced under differing social and cultural conditions as in developed and in emerging economies? More generally, would a more open innovation system have different geographical characteristics?

In order to discuss these issues, this conference welcomes contributions about:

  • the evolution of high tech and traditional clusters
  • the nature of business models around open innovation in software and other industries
  • the financing of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • the role of public policy in supporting spatially distributed open innovation systems
  • inequality and diversity in entrepreneurship and innovation management

London, as an exciting, cosmopolitan global city, is the perfect place to explore these themes.

Contact: Helen Lawton Smith, Iréne Bernhard

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