OECD Local Development Forum: Better strategies for stronger communities

Workshop G. Skills, innovation and leadership: The role of higher and further education as local anchors

Jun 17, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

MTU Cork School of Music- Curtis Auditorium


Higher and further education institutes can support innovation in their own ecosystems by teaching new skills and aligning research with regional needs. By collaborating with businesses, policy makers, and civil society, they can became powerhouses of social and economic value. The recovery phase from the pandemic can be an opportunity to trigger innovation in all regions, leveraging on these institutions. The workshop will present some practices of HEIs cooperating with their own ecosystems to promote innovation and development and discuss ways to strengthen these collaborations.

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