Discussing on innovation co-creation for Public Transport at the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development ICEIRD 2017
On 1st of September 2017, CIPTEC project was represented at the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development – ICEIRD 2017, in Thessaloniki.
Over the past 10 years, ICEIRD has become one of the leading entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development conferences in Europe, attracting academics and practitioners from all around the world. In more details, as an innovation-oriented conference, which brings together academics, policymakers, practitioners, and businesses (companies), this year the main theme of ICEIRD was about advancing research and practicing university-industry links. The conference was structured around three themes focused on research, co-production and commercialization through university-industry links.
Dr. Anastasia Roukouni, representing AUTh/TSRG team (the CIPTEC coordinator), presented the paper “Co – creating innovative concepts to address crucial trends and challenges that public transport faces in Thessaloniki”. The topic was accepted in the ICEIRD oral presentations’ session, after a positive peer-review of the full paper submitted. Dr. A. Roukouni presented the process and the findings of the second co-creation workshop, which took place in Thessaloniki in December 2016. In this workshop, participants explored the co – creation of innovative concepts that could be used to address critical trends and challenges that local public transport faces. Through this presentation ICERID participants got familiar with some challenging co-creation methods used for such kind of workshops, while the strengths and the drawbacks of each one of them was highlighted.