On the 4th to 6th December 2013, the Bearing team attended the successful EBN (European Business Network) Tech Camp 2013 event in Rovereto, northern Italy. The three day event was organised by EBN for Business & Innovation Centres, Incubators, Accelerators and similar organisations whose clients are new or early-stage companies growing innovative businesses. Providing innovation… Continue reading EBN TECH CAMP 2013

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

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

Innovation on my mind

“In order to fix it, you need a passionate anger about something that doesn’t work well.”                    James Dyson Some time ago I visited the Museum of Technology in Stockholm with my family. The children are always so fascinated about the new and old things found in the museum. As we walked through the museum… Continue reading Innovation on my mind

Konza Technology City investors conference

During three days in August, 7th to 9th, I attended the first investors conference for Konza Technology City, in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference was very well attended, with more than 500 people from both the local business community in Nairobi and many international participants. The venue was the Kenyatta International Conference Center in the central… Continue reading Konza Technology City investors conference

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