Learning Spaces as Accelerators of Innovation Ecosystem Development
This article examines learning spaces as a broad concept, addressing them both as an abstraction and as venues and facilities supporting learning on individual, organisational and regional levels.
Our two simultaneous perspectives are top-down (Europe 2020 strategy) and bottom-up (learning and innovativeness of individuals). As an abstract concept, learning space refers especially to the mental dimension of the space emerging when individual experts collaborate. It draws from the culture of modernising the Triple Helix collaboration coloring the learning environment, and the quality of interaction between the classroom and industry agents, either hindering or supporting better synergy between research, education and innovation, as well as different initiatives focusing on creativity and entrepreneurial discovery.