Globelics in Athens…coming soon!

Globelics is an acronym for the Global Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems. The network brings together students and academics who study innovation and economic development, and involves scholars from all continents and different academic disciplines. Even though it is open and diverse in terms of disciplines, perspectives and research tools the network’s core field of study remains the role of innovation, and of innovation systems as complexes of institutions that mold and support innovation in countries at different levels of industrialization.

The 15th Globelics Conference will be held in Athens, Greece. It will be hosted by the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics (LIEE) in cooperation with the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the oldest (established in 1837) and most prestigious Greek academic institution in the field of Technology and Engineering.

Athens will be the first European city to host the Globelics Annual Conference. This was considered as an opportunity to highlight the challenges for a country hit by the recent economic crisis. Innovation and competence building in the context of industrial and institutional change can be of great importance when envisaging a strategy out of the crisis.

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