The IWKG at GEOINNO 2024

© A.-S. Kagel, 2024

The Geography of Innovation (GEOINNO) Conference is one of the most important forums for reseachers engaged in questions concerning the spatial dimension of innovation activities. The 7th edition of the conference took place from January 10 to 12, 2024, at the University of Manchester and was hosted and organized by the Institute of Innovation Research.

The Institute for Economic and Cultural Geography (IWKG) was represented with a wide range of presentations, and twelve institute members traveled to the UK to present and discuss their latest research findings to an international expert audience. The attendees included Chris Brueck, Christoph Friedrich, Lukas Haefner, Anne-Sophie Kagel, Matthias Kapa, Henning Kroll, Louis Knuepling, Florian Schneider, Lennart Schott, Kerstin J. Schaefer, Rolf Sternberg, and Niels Wendt.

Kerstin J. Schaefer also co-organized several special sessions during the conference. Together with Carolina Castaldi (Utrecht University) and Emilio Raiteri (Eindhoven University of Technology), she led three sessions on "The uneven geography of standards" and, along with David Rigby (UCLA) and Riccardo Crescenzi (London School of Economics), she arranged the three sessions on "Global knowledge flows: Multilocational firms and value chains."

Rolf Sternberg led the special session on "The Doing, Using, and Interacting (DUI) Mode of Innovation in European Firms and Regions," which he organized together with Jose Hervas-Oliver from the Technical University of Valencia.

The IWKG thanks all participants and organizers for a successful exchange and looks forward with anticipation to the next edition of the GEOINNO Conference, which will take place in 2026 in Budapest!