Medical Valley, Bio Valley, Consulting Hill…these are all buzz names for regional agglomerations of firms and industries driving regional and national competitiveness. Prominent examples of highly competitive regions such as Silicon Valley highlight that the regional innovation infrastructure plays a significant role for innovation and competitiveness of individual firms. We have learned that the regional infrastructure is also a key driver of a firm’s managerial capabilities in innovation, especially in smaller firms. However, embedding Innovation Management in the DNA of a regional network is challenging.
Innovation Management professionals regularly raise questions such as:
Indeed, regional actors can take over the driving force to find answers and solutions to these questions raised above. If intermediaries such as trade associations or cluster organisations take an active role in the IMP³rove network and become an IMP³rove partner, there are various opportunities to foster Innovation Management at a regional level. Just to give a few examples:
We are convinced that Innovation Management professionals and IMP³rove partners who are already active at a regional level, may have further ideas and suggestions on how IMP³rove should support the development of a “regional” infrastructure. Thus, we invite you to discuss ideas to implement Innovation Management in the “DNA” of regions.
Intermediaries who have not yet registered as IMP³rove partner can join the IMP³rove network and register here:
We are looking forward to your contributions!