18.02.2014 15:16

Fachworkshop am 6. und 7. März zum Wissenstransfer aus Hochschulen und den damit verbundenen regionalökonomischen Effekten

Unter dem Titel "Beyond spillovers? Channels and effects of knowledge transfer from universities" veranstalten das Fachgebiet Allgemeine Wirtschaftspolitik und das INCHER-Kassel am 6. und 7. März einen hochkarätig besetzten internationalen Fachworkshop.


Beyond Spillovers? Workshop on Universities and the Region

The importance of universities as knowledge-creating entities and crucial actors in innovation systems has been demonstrated in many different empirical contexts. However, despite the growing body of scholarly work, many aspects of knowledge transfer from universities to the private sector are only imperfectly understood. What relationships exist between individual transfer channels such as publications, academic entrepreneurship, R&D collaboration, or graduate and researcher mobility? Under which conditions and to what extent is knowledge transfer geographically bounded, and how broad is its geographic reach? Inhowfar does knowledge transfer result in knowledge spillovers (i.e., externalities)? And finally, what can and should public policy do to ensure that society can benefit from the new knowledge created at universities as best possible?

The above questions will be discussed by a group of leading scholars from Europe and the U.S. in the workshop “Beyond Spillovers? Channels and Effects of Knowledge Transfer from Universities” that the Economic Policy Research Group and the INCHER-Kassel organize on March 6 and 7, 2014. The workshop is part of the RE-BILD project on regional effects of higher education sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). 

Additional participants are welcome to attend (please register with