Breakout 05. Collisions, conversations and partnerships

This session takes an in-depth look at some of the ways in which STPs/AOIs work together and help others work together to drive regional development. Speakers from Germany, Ireland, Italy and the USA share their perspectives on integrated industry and city, international collaboration, regional partnerships and cluster development, as well as looking at their role as conveners to support coalitions, partnerships to attract talent, and the role of the built environment in facilitating collision density and sparking innovation.

Session moderated by Deepanwita Chattopadhyay (India). Speakers:

  • Stephen Ryan (Ireland) – Cities with innovation-led buildings will shape our shared future
  • Alberto Mina (Italy) – Title TBC
  • Brian Darmody (USA) – Megatrend for U.S. Science, Tech Parks, and Clusters of Innovation: Diversifying Anchor Institutions, Creating Regional Partnerships and Exploring New Geographies
  • Rawad Chammas (Germany) – Complexity calls for diversity: Implementing talent-oriented activities to address the grand challenges in STP Adlershof

Main megatrend pillars: World, Economy.

Key trends and sub-trends: globalisation, improved global infrastructure, greater interconnectedness, network economy, service economy.


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