Keynote at Policy Transfer Conference on Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Rural Poland

IFI researchers Matthias Fink and Johannes Gartner together with IFI fellow Ralph Richter (IRS – Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space, Erkner) gave a keynote at the policy transfer conference devoted to social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Olsztyn, which was hosted by the Marshall of the Warmian-Masurian region in north-east Poland.

In their talk the IFI researchers stressed the importance of taking into account the institutional setting when policies are to be transferred across different regions. They argued that the place matters for how the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship policies unfolds locally. The policy transfer conference fostered the translation of insights from the research conducted in the RurInno project (Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE, Horizon 2020) into policy practice.

Picture from left to right: Prof. Matthias Fink (Head of Institute of Innovation Management, JKU), Renata Debska (Project coordinator Rurinno, NIDA), Dr. Johannes Gartner (Assistant Professor, IFI, JKU), Gustaw Marek Brzezin (Marshal of Warmia and Mazury), Krzysztof Margol (Chairman of the Board of the Nidzica Development Foundation NIDA), Wiesława Przybysz (Director of the Regional Centre for Social Policy in Olsztyn), Dorota Wyszkowska-Solnicka (Deputy Director of the Regional Centre for Social Policy in Olsztyn) and Dr. Ralph Richter (Project coordinator RurInno, Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung).