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Mar 29
Venue: SSE Riga, Room A70 | Event type: Everyone

Open Workshop by Prof. Priit Vahter: Complementarities and Learning Effects in the Innovation Value Chain

Speaker: Dr Priit Vahter, Tartu University, Estonia

We explore in this seminar the empirical evidence about the learning effects and complementarities in the innovation process of firms. We focus especially on the classical research question whether openness of firms in terms of external innovation linkages generates complementarities with firm’s own R&D, and the related spillovers and learning effects. 

Apr 01
Venue: SSE Riga Soros auditorium | Event type: Everyone

Public Event: Territorial Scenarios for Europe

Speaker: Andreu Ulied, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and MCRIT

Andreu Ulied is an expert in planning, foresight and policy evaluation. He has considerable international experience in planning and foresight studies related to mobility, transport and territorial policies. He has participated in and led several projects for the European Commission and for the Directorate General for Mobility and Transportation. His recent experience involves the European Spatial Planning Observation Network (ESPON). He holds a doctoral degree in Engineering from the Polytechnic University Catalonia (1996), and Master’s in Planning from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1994).

Based on the ESPON European Territorial Framework and the observation that Europe experiences more political fragmentation and disintegration, more diversity, more disparities, and growing discontent – trends that will exacerbate the political challenges facing Europe – the presentation among other issues will address such issues as:

  • What should Europe’s territory ideally look like in 2050 in order to achieve EU cohesion and convergence goals?
  • Which key thematic policy areas should future territorially relevant strategic EU policies focus on in order to address key long-term development challenges and opportunities?
  • What is the most appropriate and efficient EU investment strategy to address differentiated territorial development challenges in Europe and to maximise the potentials of cities and regions?