Upcoming Activities

Upcoming activities:


The Cambridge Regional Innovation Council

Managing an Entrepreneurial

Knowledge Region

A four-day strategy course on the development of entrepreneurial knowledge regions

Cambridge, 2-6 April 2017


Herewith, the Technopolicy Network presents its four-day Regional Innovation Council for managers of entrepreneurial knowledge regions. The need for such a council derives from the growing complexity of regional ecosystems in which science-based regional development occurs.

Every such region has its unique own challenges to tackle. Its managers face regions that differ in institutional structure, geography, demographics, economy, and (knowledge) infrastructure. They have built or have to build a different relationship with the different layers of government, knowledge institutions and industry. In short, they are in need of creating a comprehensive strategy that integrates all these different facets.

The goal of this training council is, therefore, to inspire those who aim to develop such strategies and create an in-depth understanding of the taken routes and available options. This can be achieved by cross-fertilisation of knowledge of the ambitions and hard-learned lessons from the experts and participants in the field.

 The Cambridge Regional Innovation Council is a semi-open event. We can offer a few tickets for regional strategists from universities, governmental organisations or representatives of business organisations. Registration can only take place after consultation with the organisaton (please contact Jan Debets at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). At least three year experience with science based regional development is a precondition.



Please click here to see the programme-details.


The main council mediators



Prof. Dr. Luc Soete

Former rector of Maastricht University and founder of MERIT, an Academic research entity on Research & Innovation.

Martin Hinoul

Dr. Martin Hinoul

Former manager at KU Leuven R&D, chief of Economic Affairs for Vlaanderen. Now a consultant for the Leuven Knowledge Region.


Ms. Claire Ruskin

CEO of the Cambridge Network. She worked as a Board Director of both Cambridge Consultants and Arthur D Little, as well as for the PA Consulting group.


The participation fee is €2500. This includes the social programme on April 2, and lunch and dinners during the four day Council. Further, a self-evaluation on the basis of the Technopolicy Model is included. 










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