IASP World Conference 2013

The 30th IASP World Conference took place in Recife in Brazil from the 14th to the 17th of October. The theme of the conference was “Science parks shaping new cities”, which is crucial for the future of science and technology parks (STPs) and other areas of innovation. Below is a brief documentary about the event.… Continue reading IASP World Conference 2013

Kalmar – # 1 in e-commerce

The goal is set. The County of Kalmar is aiming to be number one in e-commerce in Sweden. Stating that, the work has begun. In the end of 2011, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) published a territorial review of Småland-Blekinge in which the message was clear: “Technology-intensive industries and knowledge-based enterprises were underrepresented in the counties.… Continue reading Kalmar – # 1 in e-commerce

Regional Development in the North of Morocco

Bearing participated in a conference about regional development and marketing in the north of Morocco on January 17th 2013. The seminar was organized by APDN: Agence pour la Promotion et le Développement du Nord. This is the Moroccan agency in charge of the development of the north of Morocco, directly depending on the Prime minister.… Continue reading Regional Development in the North of Morocco

Resources – Rethink in Iraq

As in any post war conflict country, resource/waste management is a task that requires systematic and long term thinking and is not always best managed by profit seeking corporations though good exceptions to that rule exists and many more will come. When changing a mindset of a whole nation towards resource use, one must obviously… Continue reading Resources – Rethink in Iraq

The Future of Science Parks

In the current evolution of Science Parks, a more comprehensive type of park is being tested and implemented, typically located within a vibrant urban community. For some urban planners, the Third Generation Science Park is perceived as the quintessence of science-industry-government relations, increasingly functional and specialized along with its participation in local, regional and even… Continue reading The Future of Science Parks

Place Excellence and EU Horizon 2020 seminars in Zagreb

“The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up… His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.” – Nikola Tesla During the last week of October 2012, Jörgen Eriksson, Lars-Göran Larsson and… Continue reading Place Excellence and EU Horizon 2020 seminars in Zagreb

Cooperation Kenya – Sweden

On 17 September 2012, Ms. Gunilla Carlsson, Sweden´s Minister for International Development Cooperation, inaugurated the new Swedish Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. The new office is Sweden´s largest Embassy worldwide, which confirms the country´s strong partnership with Kenya and the region. About 300 guests took part in the event, during which they could enjoy bitings with… Continue reading Cooperation Kenya – Sweden

Something New Above the Noise of the City

In Bearing we have recently together with Thomas Vale Construction, Duncan Berntsen of Berntsen Consulting and Greenwich University and Robert Edwards of Acivico Ltd participated in designing a building on the concepts of innovation and science park without walls. It is the iCentrum building, a high profile  extension to the Birmingham Science Park Aston in… Continue reading Something New Above the Noise of the City

Demand driven science park development

In a speech at the International Association of Science Parks conference 2012, Herbert Chen from Tsinghua University Science Park (TusPark) in China presented how science parks can attract organizations and companies. The TusPark or Tsinghua University Science Park is a Chinese organization of business parks. It has buildings in Zhongguancun of Beijing, in Kunshan, Suzhou,… Continue reading Demand driven science park development

International Association of Science Parks conference in Tallinn 2012

This year the annual conference of the International Association of Science Parks is held in Tallinn, Estonia. Today, participants from a multitude of countries have assembled at the conference center in Swissotel, for a pre-programme seminar. I counted people from 28 countries in the well-attended seminar, whereof a number of people from seven African frontier… Continue reading International Association of Science Parks conference in Tallinn 2012