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In: Geografický časopis, vol. 69, no. 4
Lučka Lorber

Universities, knowledge networks and local environment for innovation-based regional development: case study of the University of Maribor

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Year, pages: 2017, 361 - 383
Keywords: regional development, knowledge networks, education, research and development, innovative open technologies, University of Moribor, Slovenia

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This paper deals with the importance of cooperation between knowledge institutions, the economy and the local environment to establish innovation-based regional deve-lopment. Knowledge has become crucial for regional, innovation and development processes. The endogenous growth theory as well as the triple/quadruple helix concept emphasize the role of institutions of knowledge, not only in the creation of knowledge and ideas, but also in their transfer into practical use. Scientific and research institutions as well as educational institutions play a key role in contributing to the economic development and technological advancement of regions. In the case of the transfer of knowledge and scientific findings into practice, it is necessary to proceed from the whole complex of economic, social and ecological conditions for development. The goal of the University of Maribor is to develop an innovative ecosystem which will create a symbiosis between the University, the economy and the local communities through open innovations and technologies and through the creation of knowledge for new professions.

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Lorber, L. 2017. Universities, knowledge networks and local environment for innovation-based regional development: case study of the University of Maribor. In Geografický časopis, vol. 69, no.4, pp. 361-383. ISSN 0016-7193.

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Lorber, L. (2017). Universities, knowledge networks and local environment for innovation-based regional development: case study of the University of Maribor. Geografický časopis, 69(4), 361-383. ISSN 0016-7193.