Session on city-university co-operation at European Week of the Cities and Region 2016, Tuesday October 10
How can the City-University Nexus contribute to close the innovation gap? This question is adressed in a session at EWCR 2016, organised by the EC, in collaboration with EUniverCities and the Regional Studies Association.
Cities and universities are facing common challenges. The new "Amsterdam Pact" aims at helping cities across Europe to tackle multiple challenges but how can we get universities involved as global players in the setting of urban agendas including innovation? How can we promote a clever cooperation between both? We will explore how and to which extend more cooperation between local and regional governments and universities can help us to close the growing innovation gap in the EU.