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1 RUnUP The Role of Universities for Economic Development in Urban Poles URBACT Local Support Group Baseline Study Tuesday 17 th June 2008 Gateshead International Business Centre

2 Anne Britton Head of Economic Development Gateshead Council The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

3 Introduction Welcome Housekeeping Purpose of todays meeting Introduction of attendees The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

4 Chris Pape Team Leader Economic Development Service Gateshead Council The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

5 URBACT II What is it? Timetable Financial The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

6 URBACT II – What is it? Programme to exchange experience among European cities sustainable urban development –Tool for decision makers and practitioners –Dissemination beyond project and programme Tangible outcomes - not just exchange! –Local Action Plans –Local Support Groups –ERDF projects The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

7 URBACT II – Timetable Phase 1 Development –6 months from 21 st April 2008 Final Application Deadline –21 st October 2008 Approval by November 2008? Phase 2 Implementation –30 months The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

8 URBACT II – Financial Total Maximum Project Cost 710,000 –Phase 1 67,000 –Phase 2 643,000 Intervention Rate – 70% or 80% The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

9 Andrew Tate Economic Development Manager Gateshead Council The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

10 RUnUP Proposal Aims and Objectives Phase 1 Phase 2 Transnational Thematic Pole The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

11 RUnUP - Proposal The Role of Universities in Urban Poles –Small and medium cities on the edge –Changing economies –Universities supporting innovation and entrepreneurship The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

12 RUnUP – Aims and Objectives Triple Helix structures and partnerships Structured support of start-ups Involvement of universities in development strategies Increase university knowledge of skills demand Improve accessibility to information and communication technologies (ICT) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

13 RUnUP – Phase 1 Development Phase – 6 months –Develop Transnational Partnership –Develop Local Support Groups –Undertake Baseline Studies –Produce Local Action Plans –Make Final Application The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

14 RUnUP – Phase 2 Implementation Phase – 30 months –Launch Event –Transnational Events and Actions –ULSG Events and Actions –Communications –Report and Recommendations –Closing Event The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

15 RUnUP – Transnational Min 8 Partners –4 competitive; 4 convergence Core Partners –Gateshead MBC – Lead - competitive –City of Barakaldo – Spain - competitive –Campobasso Municipality – Italy - competitive –City of Solna – Sweden - competitive –Municipality of Patras – Greece - convergence Recruiting 3 convergence The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

16 RUnUP – Thematic Pole Thematic and methodological support, and to organise capitalisation at programme level building on the URBACT projects outputs Implementation of capitalisation and dissemination activities on a specific theme Reference arenas – for URBACT projects, urban policy- makers and practitioners Engines of Growth and Job Creation Social Inclusion and Governance Integrated Sustainable Development The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

17 Keith Harrison Senior Economic Development Officer Gateshead Council The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

18 URBACT Local Support Group Why? Structure Triple Helix Roles Member Presentation Timetable The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

19 ULSG – Why? Participation at local level is a core component of the URBACT II methodology for developing urban sustainable development. –Each partner in a thematic network must set up an URBACT Local Support Group (ULSG). –The ULSG will gather the local key stakeholders concerned by the thematic exchanges implemented within the network and by the citys Local Action Plan to be developed. –ULSG shall follow the networks activities by receiving reports from the city representatives taking part in the network exchanges. The overarching aim of the ULSG is to improve the impact of URBACT exchange activities at local level The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

20 ULSG – Structure One of the key questions when setting up the ULSG is: who are the local stakeholders required to successfully design and implement the Local Action Plan? Need to consolidate a core of strong supporters –Managing Authority –Generators and transferors of knowledge –Final users /beneficiaries The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

21 ULSG – Triple Helix The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP Gateshead Council Newcastle City Council ONE North East University of Newcastle University ofNorthumbria RTC North NECC EEF

22 ULSG – Role –Phase 1 Development Phase Key and primary stakeholders should contribute to the development phase in order to provide advice on: Identification of city-specific needs in the sub-themes dealt with by the project Experience in the sub-themes dealt with by the project Input/advice on the baseline study Input/advice into the work-programme developed by the project, especially as far as the functioning of ULSG and its relationship with the project are concerned The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

23 ULSG – Role –Phase 2 Implementation Stage The Local Support Group should be become the real owners of the project learning at local level. This should involve: Taking part in the design and follow up of the Local Action Plan Identifying and validating inputs like case studies Taking part in exchanges and reporting back to other stakeholders Periodic meetings, in terms of preparing partners contribution to project Commenting on final outputs Testing or piloting certain recommendations Participating in local web platforms Acting as local project champions and lobbying for changes Organising local dissemination events Obtaining media coverage The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

24 ULSG – Member Presentation One North East Newcastle City Council Northumbria University Newcastle University RTC North NEEC EEF The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

25 ULSG – Timetable The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

26 BASELINE STUDY VISITS Summer 2008 The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP Clive Winters, Lead Expert, RUnUP

27 Lead Expert (1) Capitalisation and Dissemination at Programme Level –Thematic Poles Working Groups, Dissemination Activities –Lead / Thematic Experts Thematic and Methodological Input From project development to the implementation of activities and production of outputs Participation in Thematic Pole –Studies Practical Research, Synthesis of Material. The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

28 Lead Expert (2) Building and finalising partnership and financial and management structure –Issues and tasks, time planning, objectives etc. Preparation and Completion of baseline study –State of the Art at European Level, Editing of the study on the 5 phase 1 project partners –Intermediary results for the 5 phase 1 project partners and editing of the Study for partners joining in phase 2 –Visit to all project partners, Summary of results and discussion during the 2 Full-day meeting –Final consultations on the results of the Baseline Study, Clear recommendations for the local topics in the second phase with participation of managing authorities, Final version of the study. Setting up URBACT Local Support Groups The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

29 Lead Expert (3) Dr Clive Winters Assistant Director, Coventry University Enterprises Ltd CUE is a market leader in the development and facilitation of knowledge based enterprise activity, both in the UK and internationally Company wide responsibility with direct management of business incubation, design and innovation management activities Co-Director of Coventry University Institute of Entrepreneurship Company Director for TruckTrain Knowhow Ltd and UK Unplugged Technology Ltd Project Manager, Advantage West Midlands Delivery of West Midlands Regional Foresight Programme and FP5 funded network Strengthening Academic and Industrial Links Project Manager, Government Office for the West Midlands Management of regional structural funds in Research and Innovation The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

30 BASELINE STUDY The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

31 Baseline Study (1) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP State of the Art at European Level (Expert Responsibility) –The broad Picture –Synthesis of Existing Knowledge –Literature Review SWOT Assessment (Expert) –State of Play at the Local Level –Gaps –Needs –Expectations

32 Baseline Study (2) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP Comparative Assessment/Synthesis (Expert) –What type of network? –What positioning for the partners/LP? –Identification of local priority development opportunities –Stakeholder Analysis Conclusions and Recommendations (Expert)

33 Baseline Study (3) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP Partner Profile –Introduction Location Geography Population –Local Government Structure Local Government Roles and Responsibilities Relationship to regional and National Government –Education Structure Schools Education Structure Further Education Structure Higher Education (Universities/Polytechnics) Structure and Institutional description

34 Baseline Study (4) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP Industry Structure –Business Population –Industry Sectors –Business Support Infrastructure Knowledge Transfer Programmes and Support Activities –National, regional and Local programmes in support of knowledge transfer and triple helix delivered locally

35 Baseline Study (5) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP Sources of Information –Council/Municipality –Investor Prospectus, Economic Development Strategy –Corporate Plan, Education Policies and Plans –Region –Regional Innovation/Economic Strategy –Regional economic Strategy, Structural Funs,Programming Document –State –Government Papers relating to Education & Skills, Innovation and Management of Local Authorities, City Council, Municipalities

36 Baseline Study Indicators (1) European Innovation Scoreboard (Regions) and Specific Baseline Study Indicators The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

37 Baseline Study Indicators (2) The European Innovation Scoreboard compares the innovation performance of European regions based on seven indicators: –Tertiary Education –Participation in lifelong learning –Employment in medium-high/tech manufacturing –Employment in high-tech services –Public R&D expenditure –Business R& D expenditure –High-Tech patents The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

38 Baseline Study Indicators (3) Local Indicators ( ) –GVA per capita –Stock of VAT registered businesses –New VAT registered businesses –De-Registrations of VAT businesses –% of local people (16-74) with highest qualification level (4/5 degree level) attained –Unemployment % –GDI per Head The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

39 BASELINE STUDY WORKSHOP The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

40 Some Key Questions… What are the specific challenges facing the local authority (its Local Government, Higher Education Partners and Businesses) in the knowledge economy? What previous projects and strategies have been implemented What is/remains to be done? For which current problems are innovative new solutions and integrated action necessary? Which key players should be involved in the development and later implementation of a Local Action Plan? The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

41 The Knowledge Economy...a strategic goal for the next decade, to become the most dynamic and competitive knowledge based economy in the world (Lisbon 2000 EU Council Strategy Objective) The Knowledge economy relies on the transfer of knowledge from those who generate it to those who use it and can build on it. (A broad based innovation strategy for the EU) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

42 The Role of Universities in the Knowledge Economy Development of links between universities and civil society would be conducive to a better uptake of innovation at local and regional levels (Delivering on the modernisation agenda of universities) Recommendations for Action. –Build up concrete synergies between universities and surrounding society (companies, Chambers of Commerce etc.) –Encourage Universities to take a leading role in regional and local development and use structural funds as incentives to this effect. (Universities Role in the Exchange and Transfer of Knowledge with Industry and Society; European Universities: Enhancing Europes Research Base) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

43 The Role of Universities in the Knowledge Economy New Knowledge can be generated by applying existing knowledge and know how to new circumstances. One policy challenge is making the university skills set available to those in the local economy that would benefit from it. The Entrepreneurial role of universities as sources of spin- offs and start-up companies. (European Universities: Enhancing Europes Research Base) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

44 Extending the Knowledge Economy Exchange of knowledge with industry and within society is not the responsibility of the universities alone. Companies, national, regional and local authorities, business promotion agencies, private and public joint venture investors and other stakeholders must be active in creating the infrastructure and surrounding environment. (European Universities: Enhancing Europes Research Base) All forms of innovation need to be promoted, for innovation comes in many forms other than technological innovation, including organisational innovation and innovation in services. (A broad based innovation strategy for the EU) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

45 Medium Sized Cities and Urban Areas In the European Union over 60% of the population live in urban areas of over 50,000 inhabitants many of which can be classified as medium-sized cities. Medium-Sized Cities that have a strong knowledge base and innovation culture are more likely to gain from strong localisation economies.Medium-Sized Cities with a university or a regional services function are likely to be at a considerable advantage. (Roles and Potential of English-Medium Sized Cities) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

46 Knowledge Application and the Local Economy A successful local economy is one in which significant numbers of local firms adapt to new market and technological opportunities by introducing commercially successful new products or production processes repeatedly over time. (Universities, Innovation and the Competitiveness of Local Economies) The university role in local innovation processes depends on what kind of industrial transformation is occurring in the local economy. New industry formation, transplantation, industry diversification and industry upgrading are each associated with a different pattern of technology take-up and with a different set of university contributions (Universities, Innovation and the Competitiveness of Local Economies) The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

47 Some Key Questions… What are the specific challenges facing the local authority (its Local Government, Higher Education Partners and Businesses) in the knowledge economy? What previous projects and strategies have been implemented What is/remains to be done? For which current problems are innovative new solutions and integrated action necessary? Which key players should be involved in the development and later implementation of a Local Action Plan? The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP

48 The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP CONTACT DETAILS Dr Clive Winters Assistant Director Coventry University Enterprises Ltd The Technocentre, Puma Way Coventry University Technology Park Coventry CV1 2TT, UK Tel +44 (0) Fax +44 (0)

49 Anne Britton Summary and Next Steps The URBACT II Operation Programme The Role of Universities ( ) for Economic Development in Urban Poles - RUnUP


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