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RUnUP Network Gateshead Local Support Group Meeting Thursday 27 th November 2008.

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1 RUnUP Network Gateshead Local Support Group Meeting Thursday 27 th November 2008

2 The RUnUP project has been approved to move into the Implementation Phase 26 projects submitted 13 approved without condition 6 need further clarification and modification 7 will not proceed

3 URBACT II Monitoring Committee Concluding Remarks This project proposal is generally of high quality and the topic is a particular EU priority. The results would be interesting to many other cities and regions. Potential additional partners that might be interested in joining the project should be considered. Thank you to all the Gateshead LSG partners for your help and support

4 RUnUP Network Programme

5 RUnUP Overview Role of Universities for Economic Development in Urban Poles How cities can harness the role of Universities in promoting entrepreneurship through the triple helix approach – the combination of the university, business and public sectors Aimed at addressing the issues facing Urban Poles - cities with between 100,000 and 200,000 inhabitants Dedicated lead expert, Dr Clive Winters, University of Coventry URBACT Local Support Groups (ULSGs)

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7 Objectives Develop comprehensive programmes that will bring Universities, the Business sector and the Public sector together to drive forward Economic Development Provide structured support to start-up companies, providing strategic consultation and helping the expansion of companies through partnership working Ensure University curriculums pay attention to the skills required by local businesses URBACT activities must have an actual impact on local urban sustainable practices and policies

8 Challenges Creating new economies New Industry Transplantation Diversification of the Economy Upgrading of Mature Economies

9 Key Thematic Work Areas Understanding economic transformation and arrangements for the governance of innovation Underpinning the role of universities and LAs in supporting local economic clusters and competencies Strengthening triple helix cooperation to improve knowledge exchange and technology transfer Creating appropriate conditions for stimulating knowledge based activities (people, place, and framework)

10 Key Outputs and Results Local Action Plans Transferable training programmes Best Practice Compendium Talent attraction and retention strategies Personal and business location programme guides

11 Gateshead Local Support Group Phase 2 Implementation Work Programme

12 Gateshead Baseline Study – Key Challenges 1.Fully articulate the state of economic transformation 2.Adapt the work of its Business Development Team to align to the focus of Economic Transformation and the Knowledge Economy 3.Fully understand how its knowledge based partners deliver activity in support of economic transformation 4.Deliver new knowledge-based collaboration activity in line with economic transformation requirements

13 Gateshead Baseline Study – University/Knowledge Based Partners role in innovation-led growth Creating New Industry Diversification of the Upgrading of Transplantation Economy Mature Economies Focus on Creative Industry sector in particular design led economy. Linkages to Northumbria and Newcastle Universities to support growth of entrepreneurial businesses Development of entrepreneurial services (incubation, start-up support etc) Establishment of a Creative (design-led) industry identity in Gateshead. Linkages to university research and Gateshead Entrepreneurs Skills development (Education) for manufacturing sector businesses Problem-Solving (Consultancy, applied research) for manufacturing businesses Best Practice Scanning Technology/ Sector Foresight Exercises

14 Gateshead Baseline Study – Economic Transformational Relationship Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council Economic Transformation / Local Economy New and Established Business RTC North Newcastle Uni Uni of Northumbria NE BIC

15 Gateshead ULSG – Themes and Actions Thematic Work Area 1 Understanding economic transformation and arrangements for the governance of innovation Action 1 Mapping the state of economic transformation and related economic need To address Key Challenge 1 Fully articulate the state of economic transformation

16 Gateshead ULSG – Themes and Actions Thematic Work Area 2 Underpinning the role of Universities and LAs in supporting local economic transformation Action 2.1 Triple Helix partnership led economic development strategy To address Key Challenge 2 Adapt the work of its Business Development Team to align to the focus of Economic Transformation and the Knowledge Economy

17 Gateshead ULSG – Themes and Actions Work Area 3 Strengthening triple helix co-operation to improve knowledge exchange and technology transfer Action 3.1 Creation and development of triple helix partnerships Action 3.2 Cross sectoral exchange and peer review programme Action 3.3 Cross sectoral entrepreneurship and innovation training programmes To address Key Challenge 3 Fully understand how its knowledge based partners deliver activity in support of economic transformation

18 Gateshead ULSG – Themes and Actions Thematic Work Area 4 Creating appropriate conditions for stimulating knowledge based activities (people, place and framework) Action 4.1 Talent attraction and retention strategy Action 4.2 Triple helix partnership personal and business location strategy Action 4.3 Creating a distinctive local brand To address Key Challenge 4 Deliver new knowledge-based collaboration activity in line with economic transformation requirements

19 Gateshead ULSG – Themes and Actions Thematic Work Area 5 Best Practice activities to learn and inform Action 5.1 Best Practice case studies Action 5.2 Inter-ULSG peer review studies Action 5.3 ULSG study visit programme Action 5.4 External Conferences Add value to Thematic Work Areas 3, 4 and 7

20 Gateshead ULSG – Themes and Actions Work Area 6 Meetings and Events to Learn and Inform Action 6.1 Open and Closing Conferences Action 6.2 Thematic Network Events Action 6.3 ULSG Meetings Add value to Thematic Work Areas 3, 4 and 7

21 Gateshead ULSG – Themes and Actions Thematic Work Area 7 A key responsibility of the ULSG will be to undertake exchange and learning with a view to the ultimate delivery of a Local Action Plan (LAP) Action 7.1 Develop and Establish LAP on a continual basis throughout the implementation phase URBACT II Output Requirement

22 Gateshead ULSG – Themes and Actions Work Area 8 Communication and Dissemination to Inform Action 8.2 Six monthly reporting Action 8.4 Political and strategic engagement Inform the RUnUP Network and advance conclusions at local level

23 Gateshead ULSG – Themes and Actions Work Area 11 Managing Authority Engagement Action 11.1 Engagement with Managing Authority One NorthEast Inform the ULSG and advance conclusions into actions at local level

24 Gateshead ULSG – Outputs THEMATIC WORK AREA 1 – Report articulating state of economic transformation in Gateshead THEMATIC WORK AREA 2 – Economic Development Strategy: Redefined roles for LA, Universities and Knowledge based partners THEMATIC WORK AREA 3 – Triple Helix Partnerships: Transferable Training Progamme THEMATIC WORK AREA 4 – Talent Attraction and Retention Programme: Personal and Business Location Guide: Distinctive Local Brand THEMATIC WORK AREA 5 – Dossier, Paper and Compendium of Best Practice THEMATIC WORK AREA 7 – Local Action Plan

25 Gateshead ULSG – Timetable Thematic Work Area 1 – start month 1 – complete month 6 ULSG Thematic Work Area 2 – start month 1 - complete month 6 ULSG Thematic Work Area 3 – start month 1 – complete month 24 ULSG Thematic Work Area 4 – start month 7 – complete month 30 ULSG Thematic Work Area 5 – various dates to be coordinated LP Work Area 6 – A 6.1 – February 2009 and March 2011 LP - A Months 8: 14: 20: LP - A six-monthly ULSG meetingsULSG Work Area 7 - start month 1 - complete month 30 ULSG Work Area monthly update following ULSG meeting

26 Gateshead ULSG – Lead Organisation(s) Thematic Work Area 1 Thematic Work Area 2 Thematic Work Area 3 Thematic Work Area 4 Thematic Work Area 5

27 Gateshead ULSG – Other Potential Partners Thematic Work Area 1 Thematic Work Area 2 Thematic Work Area 3 Thematic Work Area 4 Thematic Work Area 5

28 Gateshead ULSG – Next Steps Opening Conference – Action 6.1 Six Month Work Programme: –Action 1.1 –Action 2.1 –Action 3.1 –Action 6.3 –Action 8.2


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