T8-E4 SPATIAL INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

Course Information
TitleΧΩΡΙΚΕΣ ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΙΚΕΣ ΚΑΙΝΟΤΟΜΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗΣ / T8-E4 SPATIAL INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
CodeΘ8-Ε4
FacultyEngineering
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID20002659

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mīchanikṓn CΗōrotaxías kai Anáptyxīs (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 42
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses844

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600182380
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course is to bring students in touch with the different contexts of innovation development and the complexity of spatial innovation systems. In addition, it seeks to help participants build policy-making capacity to enhance technological innovation. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to - recognize the link between regional development and innovation, - be aware of possible measures, mechanisms, institutions and actions that support regional technology and innovation, and - select / plan public interventions for spatial innovation development and planning.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course concerns the study and analysis of a) the spatial dimension of innovation and the different systemic forms that it takes, b) the mechanisms and institutions that support innovation and lead to the establishment of spatial innovation systems, and c) policies and strategies to enhance innovation at different spatial scales. We discuss theories, concepts and methods for analyzing and better understanding the drivers of regional innovation. Emphasis is given on the dimension of space in a way that allows the recognition of the dynamics of innovation and helps in the interpretation of spatial inequalities.
Keywords
space, innovation, strategies, development
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • articles, studies
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures39
Reading Assigment47
Written assigments20
Exams2
Total108
Student Assessment
Description
Erasmus students have to submit an essay of 4.000 words about the innovation strategy of a European region.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Κομνηνός Ν. (1998) Η Καινοτόμος Περιφέρεια, Αθήνα, Gutenberg. 2. Σεφερτζή Ε. (1998) Καινοτομία: Περιοχές Σύστημα, Μεταφορά Τεχνολογίας και Καινοτομική Ανάπτυξη στην Ελλάδα, Αθήνα, Gutenberg.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Fagerberg, J. (2009) Innovation: A Guide to the Literature, in Jan Fagerberg and David C. Mowery (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press 2. Crescenzi, R. and Rodriguez-Pose, A. (2011) Theoretical Framework: A Spatial Perspective on Innovation and the Genesis of Regional Growth, Chapter 2, Innovation and Regional Growth in the European Union, Advances in Spatial Science, Springer 3. Cortrigh, J. (2001) “New growth theory, technology and learning”, Reviews of Economic Development Literature and Practice, No 4, US Economic Development Administration 4. Κομνηνός Ν. (2004) ‘Περιφέρειες αριστείας στην Ευρώπη: Το νέο πρότυπο περιφερειακής ιεραρχίας και ανάπτυξης’, στο Καυκαλάς Γ. (επιμ.) Ζητήματα Χωρικής Ανάπτυξης, Αθήνα, Εκδόσεις Κριτική, 73-106 5. Doloreux, D. and Parto, S. (2005) “Regional innovation systems: Current discourse and unresolved issues” Technology in Society, No 27, 133-153. 6. Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή (2011) Κατάσταση της Ένωσης καινοτομίας 2011 http://eurlex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2011:0849:FIN:el:PDF 7. Κομνηνός Ν. και Σεφερτζή Ε. (2014) “Έξυπνη εξειδίκευση στην Ελλάδα 2014-2020: Στρατηγικές για έρευνα, καινοτομία και παραγωγική ανανέωση”, στο «Ανταγωνιστικότητα για ανάπτυξη: Προτάσεις πολιτικής», Έκδοση: Ελληνική Ένωση Τραπεζών
Last Update
03-12-2020