Innovation is a key driver for socio-economic development of regions. Public and private organisations require innovation to improve their performance and in turn influence regional development.


Innovation is instrumental in creating sustainable development related technologies and processes. Innovation is not an isolated process; it requires the interaction of diverse actors and creates positive synergies between them.

Areas of research

  • learn about our research focus areas and supervision expertise,
  • innovation supports regional and national socio-economic development,
  • innovation allows firms, organisations and regions to create competitive advantages, 
  • the ability to create innovative sustainable advantages may be the difference between failure and success in this complex world.

Innovation is not an isolated process and requires the study of diverse actors to understand how their interactions influence positive outputs and allows the sharing of economic scarce resources in order to develop productive National/Regional innovation systems.