Making Sense of Diverse Spatialities of Innovation: What Can We Learn from Current Research on Innovation Outside of Agglomerations?
Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (Leipzig) & SFB 1199 (Leipzig U)
|Date||Monday, 25 November 2019, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm|
|Location||IfL Leipzig | Schongauerstr. 9 | 04328 Leipzig | Room 108|
|Contact||Martin Graffenberger | M_Graffenberger@ifl-leipzig.de|
Recent conceptual and empirical approaches in the field of spatially informed innovation research, as well as avenues for future research are at the core of a workshop organized by the IfL in Leipzig on 25 November 2019. As part of the workshop “Making Sense of Diverse Spatialities of Innovation”, latest findings from Project A2: “Peripherally Global: World Market Leaders in Rural Areas” will be presented and discussed. Additionally, internationally leading scholars of the innovation geography field provide own contributions that serve as a basis for joint discussions regarding the state and the development of the innovation and space nexus – focusing in particular on innovation outside of agglomerations.
Outline of panels
Each panel involves different inputs of about 10 minutes, which provide a base for joint discussions on conceptual, empirical, as well as methodological aspects on the key themes of panels.
Panel I: Extra-regional linkages, distanced relations
This session reflects on the role of extra-regional linkages and collaboration over distance as mechanisms for firms from peripheral regions to compensate for lacking local collaboration opportunities.
Panel II: Relevance of internal capabilities, non-interactive learning, slow/secluded innovation
Internal firm capacities and non-interactive channels of knowledge acquisition are discussed in this session as pathways to innovation and provoke a rethinking of the typically interactive and open understanding of innovation.
Panel III: Mobility, temporary co-location, disconnection, distance as asset
This session turns towards the notions of mobility and temporary proximity that challenge the essential function ascribed to colocation in processes of knowledge creation/exchange. Furthermore, disconnection and distance are discussed as qualities in knowledge creation and innovation.
Panel IV: Qualities and potentials of peripheral regions for innovation
This session extends established accounts that portray peripheral regions/actors from deficit-oriented perspectives and elaborates on qualities and (new) potentials of peripheral regions in the context of innovation generation and diffusion.
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