Published: 29th Mar 2012

Nicolas Wallet explains how a project involving universities across Europe is bridging the gap between higher education and economic development and ensuring knowledge is shared Delegates at a Unicreds conference in the Czech Republic on how to create an innovative business culture. You might be forgiven for thinking that areas ripe for urban renewal are a world away from the ivory towers of academia – and yet for the last two years, universities across Europe have been actively engaged in a collaborative series of work programmes looking at how different models of higher education can contribute to regional economic development. The project is called University Collaboration in Regional Development Spaces (Unicreds), and it’s led by Cornwall Council. Its aim is to continue the transformation of regions with underperforming economies, guiding and informing the development of research and innovation and helping the creation of new models for … (To read the full article, subscribe below)