Tuesday 3 February 2015
Governments world-wide seek to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship as a means to foster economic development and growth. As a consequence, governments are turning their attention not only to the entrepreneur to drive innovation but to the context within which the entrepreneur operates, that is, the firms and the interactions between firms and the institutions that support and facilitate entrepreneurial behaviour at both the individual and the firm level. In particular, the South Australian (SA) Government seeks to establish new avenues of growth and revitalisation for South Australia, to build and maintain a vibrant economy and develop a progressive state/city status. Hence, innovation and entrepreneurship are becoming integral to the South Australian Government policy agenda item as it is for many local, regional and national governments around the world.
The Policy Forum on Entrepreneurship, Ecosystems and Regional Development will feature outstanding keynote academics, including Professors David Audretsch from the USA and David Storey from the UK as well as our own local academic team Professor Göran Roos and Dr Allan O’Connor. Interactive engagement will be a feature of the Forum to raise and discuss issues of policy challenges and approaches to resolve them. Using the local Adelaide movement to stimulate the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem as a case study, the forum will focus on how to address localised issues in the morning before moving to reflect and gather international perspectives on the topic in the afternoon.
The Forum is timed to coincide with the 2015 ACERE Conference to be held at the University of Adelaide from 2-6 February 2015.
To register for the Policy Forum on Tuesday 3 February 2015 CLICK HERE.
The Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Regional Development: Bridging the Valley of Death and Capturing Value in Regions Policy Forum is supported by DIMTRE, Adelaide City Council and ECIC.