The innovation laboratories will be based (conceptually) on a creative combination of open innovation learning platform practice & action research in enterprise education. They will have virtual connectivity with enterprises & each other through the regional innovation ecosystem development platform & ideas market.
When fully established, innovation laboratories will be a visible point of cooperation between universities & enterprises. They will enable student teams (led by academics) to work with enterprises in resolving ‘real-world’ problems & developing innovations, as part of their curricula (which, in turn, will ensure sustainability). The outcomes of these activities will offer primary data for academic research that is applied and relevant; reinforcing the triangle ‘education-research-innovation’.