Digital Creative Development: A Swedish Exemplar

Gothia Science Park
Thursday 15 May 2014 10.30 to 12.30
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Join us in AIR to hear from Dr Patric Eriksson, CEO of Gothia Science Park – an award winning centre for education, research and business in Sweden. It is an interesting example which has in the last ten years seeded a new computer and video game industry in the region.   Recently it has been chosen by Microsoft as the first place in the world to launch their new Microsoft Game Camp. 

Dr Eriksson will be sharing his experience of developing and running the Science Park. He will talk about cooperation between the University of Skövde, regional authorities, the Science Park and regional industry. He will share their journey as to how they become one of the world’s hotspots in the computer and video games industry. 

This event is part of our ongoing series around developing the digital creative sector in Cornwall – particularly with a view to the European Structural and Investment Funds (SIF). At this event there will be the opportunity to hear an update on the SIF from Cornwall Council.

The partnership between the University of Skövde and Gothia Science over the past ten years has successfully seeded a new computer and video games industry in the region. The park was awarded the European Enterprise Award for Enterprise Development in 2009 and the Gothia Business Incubator is one of the three leadings Swedish incubating programmes. The Park goes from strength to strength - it has recently been chosen by Microsoft as the first place in world to launch their new Microsoft Game Camp. 

About Dr Patric Eriksson

Dr Eriksson has a background in both academia and industry. He holds an PhD from De Montford University and is an Alumnus from Standford School of Graduate Business. He has help position in industry as a Director for Research and Product Development and in Academia as Pro Vice Chancellor for Innovation. 

This event will be followed by lunch from 12.30

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