Universities: Centers of Smart City Innovation and Entrepreneurship

September 14, 2022. 1:00 PM


September 14, 2022

1:00 – 1:40PM

Universities are well-know anchoring institutions for growth in the geography of innovation studies. Main economic agglomerations have been historically rooted in universities that drove economic development in their sphere of influence. Nowadays, this city-university links are being rediscovered, particularly regarding the potential impact of bringing them back to city centers. This session is aimed at exploring how universities (and research institutions in general) can play their role in driving smart cities, generating positive impacts in their communities, and better engage with local innovation ecosystems.