EULAKS is a project funded by the European Community's Cooperation Programme (Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities) under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological DevelopmenT.

EULAKS fosters a shared understanding of the challenges in the construction of Knowledge Societies in Europe and Latin America through the support for networks and partnerships between social science communities of both regions.

EULAKS pursues the following objectives:

bullet To promote the role of the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the EU-LAC policy dialogue on science and technology (S&T) cooperation.

bullet To support current and future collaborative research endeavours in the field of SSH between the European Union and Latin American and Caribbean Countries.

bullet To strengthen networks that link social science communities and institutions to policymakers and practitioners in the countries of the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean.

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NAIRnet, is the North America Innovation Research Network built up to develop network capabilities to carry out a research agenda on social aspects of innovation in the three NAFTA countries.

A first objective is developed a joint research program on research universities and their role in our global knowledge society seeking to answer the following questions:

bullet How are Entrepreneurially Oriented Research Universities adapting to meet the demands of the emerging knowledge society? Is the Entrepreneurial model appropriate? Are the practices of Entrepreneurial Research Universities appropriate?

bullet What is the role of Entrepreneurial Research Universities as drivers and/or contributors to regional development and how do they fulfill that role?

bullet How should Entrepreneurial Research Universities characteristics and practices be adapted to fit specific regional peculiarities and needs?

NAIRnet is a project undertaken with the support of Foreign Affairs and International Trade / Government of Canada to further strengthen the existing innovation and cluster research network by building on the achievements of the three researchers [L. Corona, J. Doutriaux, S. Mian], expanding the collaboration to three teams, one in each country, and thus further expanding. The first meeting about this project was in Ottawa October 20, 2008 at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. NAIRnet began its first activities in Puebla City, Mexico on January 16 and 17, 2009.


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