Presentation on theme: "March 2015 Presented by: Ivan Svetlik SLOVENIAN INNOVATION HUB as an innovation eco-system framework University business forum Brussels, 5 – 6 March 2015."— Presentation transcript:
March 2015 Presented by: Ivan Svetlik SLOVENIAN INNOVATION HUB as an innovation eco-system framework University business forum Brussels, 5 – 6 March 2015
The context: I. Slovenia is a small country: 2M people, 38B GDP, 4 universities (UL ½ of HEA), 4 larger research institutes… II. Transition with privatisation understood as a means of personal richness enhancement instead of responsible capital management. Accumulation went into buy-outs and financial oasis rather than in development investments. III. Public investments followed the traditional pattern: knowledge = cost > investment
Encountered problems Economy has difficulties in responding to global knowledge economy challenges: few large companies left, innovative SMEs are fragmented. Universities have introduced Bologna reform. However, knowledge institutions are under-financed and fragmented with the focus on basic research. Lack of entrepreneurial autonomy. Challenge: how to organize knowledge, bridge the gap between economy and academia and enhance development ?
RESEARCH & KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER: development projects,, consultancy, spin-outs TTOs, knowledge managers… EDUCATION: career centres, lecturers from companies, internships, Demola, D-school… Recrutiment of knowledgeable employees, training of students and employees, internships, knowledge managers, R & D, Spin-offs… UNIVERSITIES, INSTITUTES ECONOMY nonprofit institutes for development & L3 – IRI; incubators, technological parks, centres of excellence, competence centres, regional development agencies, other government projects, information platforms, risk capital… EXISTING VARIETY OF ORGANISATIONAL FORMS OF KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER INTERMEDIARIES
How to overcome fragmentation of innovative knowledge? Interaction and Integration Mapping innovative knowledge inside universities and institutes. Linking innovative knowledge of universities and institutes. Mapping knowledge and innovative potentials inside companies & clustering. Linking innovative knowledge of companies, universities and institutes.
University of Ljubljana Knowledge Map AREASACROSS/HORIZONTAL AREAS ICT – Creative Industries – Sustainability of Environment HEALTHTranslational medicine and new medicaments; New technologies in medicine; Healthy life. ENERGYAlternative sources of electricity; Smart energy networks; Efficient use of energy; Energy saving. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS Wood, wood production technologies and innovative construction; Biotechnology and waste recycling; Advanced production processes – robotics, lasers…; Advanced composit materials and alloys. QUALITY OF LIFEEconomic, legal and organisational efficiency; Social justice and ethical acceptability; Culture and arts.
I. Entrepreneurial Innovation Ecosystem – support of knowledge transfer - Dynamic Slovenia - Creative Slovenia - Regional entrepreneurial programs II. Value chains and networks: smart factories, buildings and homes, cities and communities, smart utilisation of resources, health. Our joint challenge: Slovenian S3
Slovenian Innovation Hub - SIH As organisational framework for the S3 innovation ecosystem: -Assists in mapping, organisation and coordination of innovative knowlege. -Supports existing forms and ways of knowledge transfer and helps create new ones. -Enhances creation of value chains, networks and projects and supports them.
Organizational structure of SIH - EEIG MANAGING COUNCIL COUNCIL OF EXPERTS WG X PRESIDENT AND SECRETARIAT WG 3 WG 2 WG 1 FOUNDERS: 3-4 universities 4 research institutes CE & CC 20 companies 5 city, R&D agencies, technological park MEMBERSHIP: -Opened -Membership fee EUR
New products and services New companies Inovative restructuring of existing companies New high quality jobs Synergy of knowledge: new learning environments Economic growth and quality of life Expected results of SIH
- Slovenia is a small country – links with neighbouring regions needed: Triest – Ljubljana – Maribor – Zagreb - Graz. - Slovenian economy is higly internationalized – links with foreign companies unavoidable. - The tradition of cooperation is weak – challenge from outside needed, e.g. globalisation. Particularities I
-SIH in the course of establishment -SIH as a case of a ‚country hub‘ -SIH as a case of university initiative Particularities II