Green Knowledge Portal Twente

Project information

Index: 1117R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location NETHERLANDS OOST-NEDERLAND Twente Region Overijssel Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2009
End: ongoing

Topic of the practice

Implementation and use of the quadruple helix approach for innovation and regional development

Good Practice Information

Green Knowledge Portal Twente is a network for the realization of projects in the field of innovative rural development.It was set up by educational institutions&governments with the aim to promote cooperation in this field between educational institutions, governments, businesses and residents in Twente. It provides a vivid interaction between the dynamics&potentials of the region & ensures that students & researchers contribute to innovation in rural and urban Twente.
This has two purposes:
· the students and researchers get the opportunity to learn in practice and to build the future of the region by working on real-life questions
· the governments, organizations, residents and entrepreneurs in the region of Twente receive new, fresh ideas and solutions

Evidence of success

The Green Knowledge Portal puts the quadruple helix approach into practice.
More than 60 innovation projects have been completed in Twente with a total deployment of 150.000 hours of students and 9.000 hours of researchers and lecturers. In 2014 another 24 innovation projects will be started.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Dagmar Essing

Green Knowledge Portal Twente

Annex completed on: 09-22-2014

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