The report can be accessed on the project’s website. Over the last four years, 14 early-stage researchers in seven ECIU universities have been exploring how universities fulfil their third mission by engaging with regional stakeholders and how they contribute to innovation and economic growth in their regions. The report presents the main findings and recommendations of the project.
CHEPS was home to two RUNIN researchers, Sofya Kopelyan and Lisa Nieth, who have been looking into governance practices and policies that can be adopted by universities and regional policymakers to improve levels of regional development and innovation. In their research, Sofya and Lisa were supported, respectively, by professors Barend van der Meulen and Stefan Kuhlmann (STePS), as well as by CHEPS researchers Harry de Boer, Ben Jongbloed, and the late Paul Benneworth. Lisa’s dissertation "It takes two sides to build a bridge. Universities as institutional entrepreneurs in knowledge-based regional development" can be found here.
The RUNIN project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 722295.