Our conceptualization of knowledge-intensive innovation ecosystems are based on different types of scientific, technical and creative knowledge and coordinate various actors from academia, business and public activities to drive knowledge-intensive innovations. Innovation ecosystems can consist of both physical meeting places for different actors and of working methods that facilitate innovation within and between companies and organizations. Both Swedish and international researchers from different disciplines will collaborate with external actors to study how technology, society and economy interact.
In order to tackle grand societal challenges and to achieve goals involving sustainability, both society and the economy must undergo structural transformation. Creative destruction is an important mechanism for structural transformation. It is a dynamic process by which obsolete economic and technical structures are replaced by new ones. Moreover, creative destruction is a mechanism of experimentation where existing resources are repurposed for new uses. Knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial ecosystems represent pathways through which these processes unfold on a regional, national, and a global scale.
Our goals are:
- Stimulate world-class research on knowledge-intensive innovation ecosystems
- Impact graduate education in innovation and entrepreneurship
- Promote societal impact and dialogue with society, on these topics.
Through the centre, scholars from different disciplines, along with stakeholders outside the university, will analyze and reflect upon the interactions between technology, society, and the economy in order to understand what is driving transformation and change.
Research and societal dialogue
Research and societal dialogue through U-GOT KIES activities will provide solutions by integrating three pillars of scholarly inquiry, visualized below.