WIT Press


Towards A Sustainable Knowledge-based Region (TASK)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030471

Volume

67

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

719.13 kb

Author(s)

Y. Pierrakis & S. Rice

Abstract

Towards a sustainable knowledge-based region (TASK) Y. ~ierrakis' & S. ice^ 'CardiffBusiness School, UK 'Countryside Council for Wales, UK Abstract Wales is undertaking a 2-year experiment that creates a regional "laboratory" for the creation and testing of sustainable approaches to regional development and with the aim of influencing spending in all relevant sectors, balancing "learning with doing". The programme TASK, is supported under the EU's Innovative Actions Programme and the Welsh Assembly Government. The TASK programme consists of four major strands: 1) Observatory for a Sustainable Knowledge based Region (OSKaR, Cardiff Business School) whch supports and co-ordinates the TASK programme. 2) Future Technologies programme (Welsh Development Agency), which produces "step-changes" in technology and innovation. 3) SCEnE: Sustainability, Community, Environment, Economy (Bangor University) which develops sustainable strategies for SMEs and, 4) LANDMAP extension project (Countryside Council

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