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This paper investigates the effects that knowledge sources external to the firm have on its environmental innovations (EIs). Using the CIS 2006-2008, we refer to both the probability to introduce an EI and the number of EI-typologies adopted by firms. We estimate the impact of the “depth” and “breadth” of knowledge sourcing. In addition, we test for the moderating role of the firm's absorptive capacity. In general, knowledge sourcing has a positive impact on both types of EI-performance.
Education, and particularly engineering education, is a key tool to be used for facing today’s challenges and for building a more sustainable world. Although sustainability education is already very much part of curricula in some fields of engineering education (as in the case of environmental engineering) but the question is concerning all other fields which are not directly connected to the concept of sustainability.
Within the European Higher Education Area framework, this paper reports on the process of developing for curricular reform at the Faculty of Informatics Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). It presents the actual development process in terms of its management and pedagogical approach to student-centred learning in a first course of Informatics Engineering.
Existe un creciente discurso sobre la importancia de fomentar la creatividad, la innovación y el emprendimiento como aspectos claves para avanzar en una economía competitiva y dar respuesta a las necesidades de desarrollo económico y social. A nivel regional, este discurso se asocia a la idea de que la I+D puede vigorizar el crecimiento de las regiones industriales y ser motor de aquéllas en declive o económicamente menos favorecidas.
Despite the emergence and fast expansion of Living Lab (LL) around the world, little research has been conducted on the concept of LL from the perspective of both technological and social innovation and network governance. This paper critically reviews literature on the LL concept and other ‘innovation labs’ involving cross-border collaboration between private, public, and third sectors.