The Australian Industrial Transformation Institute is delighted to host Professor Ron Boschma (Utrecht University), the leading international authority on how different forms of proximity (cognitive, organizational, social, institutional, and spatial) affect firms in innovation ecosystems for a public talk at the Flinders University Victoria Square campus.
Tuesday 8th November | 5:15pm | Flinders, Victoria Square, Adelaide CBD
In this talk, Prof. Boschma will build on his earlier work, which analyses why some individuals and firms are better connected than others, and what types of proximity foster connectivity and effective knowledge flows.
He will argue that regions do not start developing new economic activities from scratch, but develop new activities that are closely related to their existing capabilities. Inter-regional linkages provide access to complementary capabilities needed for successful diversification. And that, to formulate an evidence-based regional innovation framework, policy-makers should map regional diversification opportunities. Identifying existing strengths and partnering with those who possess complementary capabilities.
The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Prof. John Spoehr, Director of the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute (AITI), exploring how this research might inform innovation development locally.
This event is for anyone interested in innovation and the future of work in Australia.