1st Workshop of the SKIN Community

Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks

31st March – 1st April 2011

University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany


Thursday 31 March

09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome

09:45 Introductions

10:15 Session 0

Petra Ahrweiler, Andreas Pyka and Nigel Gilbert

UCD, Hohenheim, Surrey

The SKIN model – history, opportunities and limitations

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Session 1

Mercedes Bleda; Ozge Dilaver Kalkan; Elvira Uyarra

Madrid, Manchester, Surrey

Actors, Intentions and Randomness: Evolution of Regional Innovation Networks

Cristina Ponsiglione


Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Industrial Districts

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Session 2

Michel Schilperoord


Simulating the Role of MNEs for Knowledge and Capital Dynamics in Regional Innovation Networks

Manuaela Korber


The Impact of Public RTI Funding on Biotechnology Innovation Systems: An Agent-Based Approach

14:30 Tea break

14:45 Session 3

Benajmin Schrempf


Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks

Bei Gao


Modeling Knowledge Dynamics in the Irish Renewable energy innovation network

Alexander Friedrich


Modeling the Austrian aeronautic innovation system: An agent-based approach

16:15 Bus to Burg Lahneck 18:00 Tour of castle
19:30 Dinner at castle restaurant

Friday 1 April

09:00 Session 4

Giorgio Triulzi, Ramon Scholz

Maastricht; Stuttgart

R&D and Knowledge Dynamics in University-Industry Relationships in Biotech and Pharmaceuticals: an Agent-Based Model

Mathias Müller, Tobias Buchmann, Muhamed Kudic

Stuttgart, Halle

Causes and consequences of ego-network overshooting tendencies in evolving networks

Bart Vermeulen


Kenes in supply chain networks

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Panel: Where next for SKIN?

12:00 Summary and conclusions

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Workshop ends