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

RurInno researchers Matthias Fink, Johannes Gartner and Ralph Richter held a keynote at the policy transfer conference devoted to social entrepreneurship and social innovation in Olsztyn/Poland. The conference was organised by the Marshal of the Voivodship Warmian-Masurian in North East Poland.

In the first part of the talk, the researchers gave insights into how the RurInno project proceeds to bridge the gap between research and practice. They described the H2020 MSCA RISE funding scheme an ideal opportunity for knowledge exchange and skills enhancement for both researchers and practitioners in the field of social entrepreneurship and innovation. In the second part of the keynote, the 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 into policy practice.

Picture from left to right: Matthias Fink (JKU), Renata Debska (NIDA), Johannes Gartner (JKU), Gustaw Marek Brzezin (Marshal of Warmia and Mazury), Krzysztof Margol (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 Ralph Richter (IRS).

Picture from left to right: Matthias Fink (JKU), Renata Debska (NIDA), Johannes Gartner (JKU), Gustaw Marek Brzezin (Marshal of Warmia and Mazury), Krzysztof Margol (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 Ralph Richter (IRS).