Crowdsourcing a lecture on Regional Innovation Ecosystems
December 12, 2011 2 Comments
It’s been a while since my last post here at We Innov8! Main reason is I landed a great consulting opportunity at ISTAO, one of the oldest business schools in Italy, which has recently kept me quite busy, fortunately. By the way, have I ever told you that the collaboration with ISTAO started just by showing them this blog, in the end by showing them what I was passionate about? Going straight to the point, just in conjunction with the business school, I’m giving a lecture on Regional Innovation Ecosystems in a post-graduate course at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Palermo, in Sicily.
It will happen in mid-Febrary 2012 and I have decided to share the slides of the lecture I’m building. Reasons are several. First of all, I’ve experienced this situation over and over again, we can’t have tight, closed-up systems. They work worse than open systems, period. Secondly, the central value of a lecture is the human experience of the lecturer working with students in the classroom and students learning from each other. MIT have been sharing their lecture notes, exams, and videos for free and without any sort of registration required since 2001; it is the MIT Open Course Ware. There is no reason why I can’t do the same.
Finally, I’m asking for your support. In fact, what I’m presenting is a literature review on this subject. Therefore, your contribution is more than welcome. If you have read or seen something interesting or, even better, if you want to share your own experience with local innovation clusters, please fell free to comment below. And if things get interesting, I’ll try to contact you directly. The very first release of the presentation will be on-line in a couple of days.