Seminar: Digital Regions

Public Private Strategies for IT-Cluster Development

Digital RegionsIn the global knowledge economy, developed and developing regions worldwide are being challenged, as never before, to strengthen and sustain their economies by stimulating innovation, entrepreneurship and cluster development. Many regions focus on information technology as a key enabler in this endeavour. This seminar will present informative case examples, from Asia, Latin America, the EU and the US, of successful and challenged Public-Private Strategies for Cluster Development in the Global Knowledge Economy.

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Who should attend

The seminar will provide useful insights for those who are involved in issues of regional innovation policy. Policy makers from local, regional and national government and professionals from regional development agencies, universities and regional intermediaries in particular will benefit from this seminar.

Issues on the agenda

  • Day One: Learning from the Austin Experience

    • Overview of Austins accelerated technology development
    • Key examples of current and future oriented strategies of Austin and Texas
  • Day Two: Expanding Digital Regions in a Flat World

    • IT-cluster development in the global knowledge economy
    • Examining world-class examples from Asia, Europe and America

World Congress on Information Technology

The Digital Regions Seminar will take place in the context of the World Congress on Information Technology, the premier Information Technology forum. Seminar participants are invited to register for WCIT2006 and are offered an exclusive discount as well as discounts on preferential hotel accomodations. The WCIT registration fee for Digital Regions Seminar participants is US$ 695 in stead of the regular fee of $ 895. For more information about the WCIT2006, see the brochure or www.wcit2006.org.


Austin, Texas is internationally known for its accelerated technology based economic development from 1985 to 2006, based on exceptional academic-business-government collaboration. The region has managed to consistently outperform national growth levels and has been listed as a top region for entrepreneurship (Fortune Magazine), business development (Forbes Magazine) and was rated the top of the Richard Florida index of creative cities.

For further information: www.utexas.org/cee/tcc

Registration for the Seminar

Registrations for this event are handled by Science Alliance. Click here to register directly online.

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Science Alliance

Ms. Helian Ophorst

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