RUNIN – The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development

The aim of the RUNIN network program is to train researchers on how universities contribute to innovation and economic growth in their regions. The RUNIN network project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant for a 4-year period from September 2016. It seeks to examine and understand how universities fulfill their third mission in relation to regional industry and explore the range of university engagement with regional firms and institutions.

The network program focuses on how universities can contribute to innovation and regional development through four main themes:

  • People and Networks
  • Policies and Interventions
  • Places and Territories
  • Practices and Governance.

Contact persons at CHEPS are Paul Benneworth, Sofya Kopelyan and Lisa Nieth (external PhD student at Kennispunt Twente).

In the course of the RUNIN project, CHEPS will be visited by Liliana Fonseca (University of Aveiro), Maria Salomaa (University of Lincoln), Ridvan Cinar (University of Aveiro), and Kwadwo Atta-Owusu (University of Stavanger) of the RUNIN network program. 

Further information

Please have a look at the RUNIN Working Paper series below, in order to become an overview of the latest academic work published by researchers of the RUNIN network program: