To celebrate 20 years of MOC impact in the Basque Country and share knowledge that can guide the next steps in building sustainable territorial competitiveness through transformative research, Deusto University and Orkestra will host an international workshop.
The objectives are to:
– Share and discuss what has been learned by Orkestra and other members of the MOC network (and beyond) about transformative research that can strength the competitiveness and wellbeing of territories.
– Analyse the challenges (and solutions) facing research institutes, university departments and academics that want to do transformative research that impacts on the sustainable competitiveness in their territories.
The workshop is built around contributions (papers or papers in progress) from both within and beyond the MOC network that respond to elements of two key questions related to the overall theme of building sustainable competitiveness futures through transformative research:
What for? What is territorial competitiveness? What will shape the competitiveness of territories in the future? How is territorial competitiveness related to sustainability? How is territorial competitiveness related to wellbeing?
How? How can we contribute as researchers to the sustainable competitiveness of our territories? Which strategies, methodologies, institutions and capabilities are needed to do transformative research related to territorial competitiveness in practice?