Universities contribute to innovation and economic development

Engaged universities contribute to economic development.

By Rebecca Warden – in University World News.

Engaged universities – those that see engaging with the wider community as part and parcel of their mission – can use these activities to contribute to economic development too. Around the globe, universities are doing this in various ways, some in ways you might expect, others in ways that might surprise you.


Frugal innovation means a bigger role for engagement.

By Rebecca Warden – in University World News.

Economic development is all about competitive businesses that create jobs for people and efficient public institutions that can support this. Universities can contribute to both and the changing nature of the process of innovation means their role is becoming increasingly important.


Povl Tiedemann
November 2014


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