Winter School on Managing Urban Clusters, Amsterdam, 19-20 january 2012

Dec 9 2011

This Winter School is about the development of economic clusters in cities and regions. It is to be held in Amsterdam, 19-20 January 2012. Managers of highly successful clusters will unveil their practices and secrets, and share them with the audience. Moreover, leading international cluster researchers will present
their recent insights on various aspects of cluster development. You are very welcome to join, or spread the news!

25-27 January: EUniverCities meeting in Ghent, Belgium

Dec 9 2011

This meeting will see the launch of EUniverCities, a network of city-university pairs, from a number of European cities. The network will be a platform to share knowledge and ideas on how to successfully organize city-university partnership, in a number of domains. UrbanIQ helps to get the network up and running.

What makes a city smart? This is what U.S. Mayors say

Sep 26 2011

Click on this short video to learn more

Coming soon: new book about creating knowledge locations in cities

Sep 4 2011

In February 2012, Routlegde Publishers will publish a new book about creating knowledge locations in cities. It contains a sound academic analysis, and a number of interesting case studies (including Munich, Dublin, Eindhoven San Sebastian, and Incheon).
The authors are Willem van Winden, Luis de Carvalho (Urban IQ), Leo van den Berg, and Jeroen van Haaren (Euricur/Erasmus University)

Find more information here:

Handbook on science park development now avaliable on-line

Jun 18 2011

UrbanIQ developed a handbook on developing science parks and other 'knowledge hotspots', with examples from many European countries.
Download it here

Knowledge based development for cities: A model

Jun 18 2011

During a 2-day conference in Lorient, France, UrbanIQ will present a 'model' that helps to analyse cities in the knowledge economy. It is a tool for self-diagnosis and comparative analysis. Date: 28-29 June

Urban IQ wins contract for KnowCities project

Apr 9 2011

How can cities develop their knowledge economy, and what can they learn from each other? These are the key questions of the KnowCities project, an EU-sponsored Interreg project that unities 11 partners along the Atlantic Arc: Aviles, Brest, Cardiff, Coimbra, Donegal, Dos Hermanas, Gijon, Lorient, San Sebastian, Sevilla, and Vannes. Urban IQ will develop a model to describe and analyse the urban knowledge economy in each region. This will help to understand where the cities stand in the knowledge economy, and which paths they are following in their development.Read more…

Conference Science & Cities: New challenges

Feb 5 2011

The programme of this conference, to be held in Magdeburg, 12-14 April 2011, is now available! Check it here.

New report: Planned knowledge locations: innovation and integration challenges

Feb 4 2011

UrbanIQ has contributed to a new comparative Euricur study on knowledge locations. Urban and regional policymakers all over the world have the ambition to promote their knowledge economy. It is generally recognized that knowledge has become the prime source of economic growth and development. This report studies one increasingly popular type of urban knowledge policy: the creation of ‘knowledge locations’ like science parks, technology parks, open innovation campuses, creative districts, media hubs etc.

The report contains the following case studies:Read more…

New proposal: Call for participation of medium-sized knowledge cities with international ambitions

Jan 21 2011

Call for participation of cities

UrbanIQ UrbanIQ proposes to set up a city network of medium sized European cities with the ambition to become more attractive for international people and firms. Key questions to be addressed are:

How can cities successfully prepare themselves to receive international talents and investments?
What is needed for that, which policy fields are affected?
What are the main bottlenecks and obstacles, and how can they be addressed?
How can cities effectively develop and implement their internationalisation policies?Read more…