Innovation | Regions | Policies

Our working group deals with theory-led, evidence-based, and policy relevant research on spatial aspects of economic activities and societal as well as technological transition processes. We especially focus on issues related to the spatial configuration of innovation and knowledge exchange processes, disparities in regional development, and regional policies and planning. By drawing on economic, institutional, social, and political approaches we seek to contribute to a better understanding of the evolution and the transformation of socio-economic structures and processes from a spatial perspective.

Our particular fields and specialisations in research and teaching include:

Geography of innovation with specific consideration of disruptive technologies and institutional dynamics | regional structural change and regional development | innovation policies and regional development | gender studies | territorial protection policies and land use management | peripheral rural areas | political geography.

The working group publishes two working paper series:

  • PEGIS (in cooperation with Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austrian Academy of Science, University of Agder and Kiel University) and
  • GEIST (in a joint initiative between Eawag and the University of Vienna)

 News

Veranstaltung
 

Vortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung "Wissenschaft und Un-/Gleichheit"

Elisabeth Aufhauser

10.06.2024, 15:00 Uhr, Lecture Hall 3 (Hörsaal 3 2A211,...

Publikation
 

Geopolitics Journal

Kuzemko, C., Blondeel, M., Bradshaw, M., Bridge, G., Faigen, E., & Fletcher, L.

Veranstaltung
 

uniMind-Lecture am 29. Mai 2024

mit Simon Baumgartinger-Seiringer und Maximilian Benner

 

Publikation
 

Ländliche Räume sind vielfältig. Strukturen, Funktionen und Lebensverhältnisse verändern sich durch Globalisierung, Klimawandel, Energiewende,...

Veranstaltung
 

Kooperationsveranstaltung des Universitätslehrgangs „Kooperative Stadt- und Regionalentwicklung“ mit dem Österreichischen Gemeindebund, dem...

Forschung
 

Maximilian Benner and Erika Faigen have received the "Best Referee Award" of the renowned Journal of Economic Geography.