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Novio Tech Campus, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. An example of an industrial co-innovation park

Novio Tech Campus, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. An example of an industrial co-innovation park

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In February 2021, IADP published a new book on innovation areas to mark the fifth anniversary of IADP. Em. prof. dr. Jacques van Dinteren and Paul Jansen MSc provided the texts. In seven chapters the reader gets a good insight into the latest developments in science parks and innovation districts. Contents: - Facilitating knowledge development - Su...

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... enters public space, third places and homes, challenging the boundaries between private and public lives, work and free time, and leading to new questions about different cultures, practices, aspirations, and more" (Gall and De Benoist cited in Leyk c.s., 2010). But also, a natural environment can play a role ( figure 12). Outdoor space, in particular nature, can have a positive effect on the well-being and work satisfaction of the employees and reduce sick leave (Kaplan, 2007;Terrapin, 2012; see also Bouwmeester, 2010). ...
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... although the consumer base plays a role here too, there might be more opportunities here, given the changes in the demographics of the workforce, and hence the requirements by knowledge workers. We do know that if high-quality community management is among the assets, as is the case in Chiswick Park (London; figure 14), it is highly appreciated. 91% of the workers on Chiswick Park say that events add value to their work-life; 63% states that summer sports add value; 95% says that the physical environment and 67% says that health & wellness activities add value to their work-life ( ...
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... we like to distinguish four crucial drivers when looking at and analysing all types of areas of innovation: ­ networks & community; ­ entrepreneurial dynamism; ­ infrastructure & facilities and ­ a comprehensive business case ( figure 17). The leading question for this chapter ...
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... the desk research, various interviews with representatives of universities were held. Special thanks to the following persons, because they were so kind as to provide us with detailed information about their developments: ­ Anna Belchi (Campus del Poblenou, Barcelona, Spain: see figure 18) ­ Margaret O'Mara (University of Washington, Seattle, USA) ­ Derek McCormack (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand). ...
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... concepts, changing management Figure 19 sketches the development of the innovation area concept over the past decades, also showing the emergence of innovation districts and the growing interest of embedding these concepts in regional and worldwide networks. It is an ideal-type image which will rarely apply to a specific innovation area. ...
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... distinguishes it from a regular industrial site or business park: ­ management of the networks between companies, institutions and a university; ­ management of the facilities for companies, institutions and a university; ­ management of the services for the community (the people who work on the site). The left column of figure 19 shows how the management of innovation area concepts has adapted to evolving concepts and the shift from real estate towards the community (to put it briefly). Today many science parks in the western world are 'halfway', although many differences exist between countries and regions. ...


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