Annals: Series on engineering sciences (Academy of Romanian Scientists). 2015;7(1):53-62


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Journal Title: Annals: Series on engineering sciences (Academy of Romanian Scientists)

ISSN: 2066-6950 (Print); 2066-8570 (Online)

Publisher:  Editura Academiei Oamenilor de Știință din România

Society/Institution: Academy of Romanian Scientists

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: French, English

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Joe ENGLISH (Louth County Enterprise Board, Dundalk, Ireland )


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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The study of universities and their role in enterprise development, support and education is very mature. However when Isenberg coined the term ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’ and suggested that higher education was one of the key foundation blocks of a regional eco-system it threw open the concept of the university having a wider role in the overall business, economic and civic life of a region. What is this wider role, and how do the universities themselves view their place in this evolving entrepreneurial eco-system? How do they fit into Regional Alliances set up to build regional economic development? This paper introduces two pilot Alliances that have been recently formed using both the education institutes and the wider eco-system to drive Innovation and Graduate Employability (The SHIP and REAL Alliances).