Hannovers Wirtschaftsgeographie richtet internationale Innovationskonferenz aus

Economic Geography Department hosts international innovation conference

On 22 and 23 February 2021, the final conference of the research project InDUI, organised by the Institute for Economic and Cultural Geography, will take place at the Protestant Academy Loccum.

In the three-year project, researchers from the Universities of Göttingen (Director: Prof. Kilian Bizer), Hannover (Prof. Rolf Sternberg) and Jena (Prof. Uwe Cantner) developed a set of indicators that make the innovation output of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) measurable, provided they innovate in the Doing-Using-Interacting-Mode (DUI-Mode). The InDUI project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

While in the public perception innovation is often seen as science-based and technology-oriented, this conference aims to deepen the understanding of the DUI-mode of innovation and to discuss possible policy instruments that contribute to the promotion of DUI innovation. The conference organisers have succeeded in attracting numerous internationally renowned innovation researchers to comment on the InDUI findings. Keynote speakers are Bengt-Åke Lundvall (Aalborg University) and Andrés Rodríguez-Pose (London School of Economics). In addition, representatives of innovation policy will evaluate the empirical findings in a panel discussion.

The conference is organised by Tatjana Bennat and Rolf Sternberg from the Institute of Economic and Cultural Geography, Leibniz University Hannover. Interested parties can register via the website of the Evangelische Akademie Loccum and participate online free of charge in the final conference of the InDUI project. All details about the conference can be found in the official conference flyer.