KIT: Territorial Dimension of the Innovation and Knowledge Economy

General information
Financing body 
European Union
Project leader 
Politecnico di Milano - BEST
Scientific referee
R. Paci
Project manager
Project cycle 
16/02/2010 to 31/08/2012
JEL codes
Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth (O)
Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics (R)
The project aims at contributing to our understanding of the diffusion processes and of the effects of innovation and knowledge in space. The project entails the production of a consistent database for the state of the art in innovation and knowledge; the comparison with the EU and national data; the identification of the most important inter-regional spillover mechanisms; an inventive approach with the scientific answers to the policy questions; the identification of new development opportunities through innovation for Europe and its territories. 

Politecnico di Milano (BEST)
AQR, University of Barcelona
University of Graz
London School of Economics, London
University of Bratislava
Cardif University

Staff progetto
R. Paci; S. Usai; E. Marrocu; M. Foddi; A. Colombelli; E. Olla; M. Bellinzas