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Session ‘Dimensions of Studying and Building Innovation Clusters: European Lessons’ at Triple Helix XII international conference ‘Regional Innovation Clusters in Europe, Russia and the World: Research Perspectives and Practical Solutions’

September 10-13, 2014


On September 13, 2014, together with the Department of International Competitiveness and Network Interactions of the Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences, CGES held a session ‘Dimensions of Studying and Building Innovation Clusters: European Lessons’ at the XII International Triple Helix conference ‘The Triple Helix and Innovation-Based Economic Growth: New Frontiers and Solutions’ in Tomsk, Russia. The Triple Helix conference is a large-scale intentional annual event, which brought together 232 participants in 2014.


It aims at promoting the analysis and study of the interactions between the academic, industrial and institutional systems as means to foster technological innovation and economic growth. The CGES session organized within the frame of the conference was co-chaired by Nikita Basov and Nataliya Smorodinskaya. During the session, the following papers were presented:

• ‘Clusters and the Triple Helix: A Network Analysis’ by Robert Huggins (Cardiff University, UK);
• ‘Studying and Building Innovation Clusters: An Economic Growth Dimension’ by Nataliya Smorodinskaya and Daniil Katukov (Institute of Economics, RAS);
• ‘Clusters Smart Specialization Strategies, Open Innovation and Foresight Networks: Conceptual Thoughts’ by Dirk Meissner and Anastasia Edelkina (NRU Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

Nikita Basov and Vera Minina (St. Petersburg State University) also presented a joint paper ‘Interpersonal Networks in Science, Education and Business Collaboration: The Case of Maritime Cluster of Algarve, Portugal’ written as part of the CGES project ‘Personal Networks and Formal Science, Education and Business Collaboration Networks in Regional Innovation Clusters’.