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London South Bank University's Local Economy Policy Unit & Research and Business Development Office invite you to:
University-Industry Collaboration and Regional Economic Development Seminar
How can Universities make a real difference?
Thursday 14th June 2007, 4.00-6.30pm
Followed by a drinks reception
The seminar will report on the work of the Regional University-Industry Strategies Network (RUISNET). London South Bank University, with eight other European partners, has been working since 2004 to identify cases of good practice in university-industry cooperation and their impact on regional development.
The Network has inaugurated an annual awards programme to highlight this vital aspect of economic development. Three London cases were among those recognised with Awards at a ceremony in Brussels in April and eight EU regions presented cases at the Convention. www.ruisnet.net
The programme will include:
Dr Lidia Borrell-Damian of the European Universities Association
Speaking of the role of Universities in regional economic development
Dr Leonardo Piccinetti of the regional government of Emilia-Romagna
Speaking of the Emilia-Romagna Experience
Paula Burton from the Royal Veteninary College, John Perry of London Metropolitain University and Sheila Grace of London South Bank University presenting and discussing 3 London-based best practise case studies from the Ruisnet project.
We very much look forward to seeing you at this event. Please notify us of your intended attentance by replying to this address or via Laura Bryant-Smith on 020 7815 7798.
The seminar will be held in London South Bank Universitiy's Keyworth Centre, a map is included in the seminar's flyer .