Knowledge, Innovation and Economic Space

 
Courses.
  • Knowledge, Innovation and New Technologies in Spatial Perspective
  • Knowledge, Innovation and Economic Space: Innovation and Technologies for Sustainable Spatial Development
  • Knowledge, Innovation and Economic Space
Turn Start: Winter Semester
Language of Instruction: German
Credit Points: 9
Content and Objective:

Knowledge, Innovation and New Technologies in Spatial Perspective (lecture).

Clarification of basic terms, categorisation of knowledge, innovation and technology as development factors. Spatial statistics and metrics and assessments based on them. Significance of knowledge and innovation for the development of technology-oriented industries, companies and economic areas; interrelationships and patterns of interdependence. Relevance of spatial proximity; concentration and diffusion processes in space. Models of innovation-oriented regional development in different countries. Guiding concepts - Territorial Innovation Models. Support measures for technology/innovation-oriented regional development; types of technology policy.

Knowledge, Innovation and Economic Space: Innovation and Technologies for Sustainable Spatial Development (Seminar)

Deepening and concretisation of contents of the lecture with regard to different application-relevant process, concept and policy fields. Topic-related elaboration and analysis of selected case studies. Presentation of the elaborated results as well as moderation/leading of seminar discussions on given topics with practical relevance.

Knowledge, Innovation and Economic Space (practical course)

Introduced by workshop sessions, the analysis and evaluation of the spatially relevant behaviour of actors in technology-oriented regional development or the spatial impact of innovation processes is carried out in the context of selected field visits. In doing so, the elaboration of research and practice-relevant questions in the field of technology-based spatial development is linked with the collection of knowledge/experience in dealing with innovative companies, research institutions and other actors.

The students should acquire the ability to measure, solidly describe, explain and evaluate the significance of knowledge, innovation and new technologies for economic spatial developments based on statistics. On this basis, current approaches to various questions of a geography of innovation and technology are to be dealt with. Conceptual foundations, determinants/influencing factors, measurement possibilities and conceptual explanatory approaches will be presented in connection with sectoral and spatial examples

Participation Requirements:

Knowledge, Innovation and New Technologies in Spatial Perspective

  • none

Knowledge, Innovation and Economic Space: Innovation and Technologies for Sustainable Spatial Development

  • none

Knowledge, Innovation and Economic Space

  • Knowledge, innovation and new technologies in a spatial perspective
  • Knowledge, Innovation and Economic Space: Innovation and Technologies for Sustainable Spatial Development

Examination Requirements:
  • Practical training report
Exam:

Knowledge, Innovation and New Technologies in Spatial Perspective

  • Written or oral exam

Knowledge, Innovation and Economic Space: Innovation and Technologies for Sustainable Spatial Development

  • Presentation