SCRAN: The Network
Cruickshank, P. (2011). SCRAN: The Network. Journal of Urban Technology , 18, (2), 83-97.
This paper outlines the relationship between the Smart Cities (inter)Regional Academic Network (SCRAN) and the triple-helix model of knowledge production, a model encompassing industry, the university, and the government. The “step-wise” logic of SCRAN's triple helix for the SmartCities venture is then set out. This draws attention to the networking of the intellectual capital underpinning SCRAN's knowledge base and learning platform. From here the paper goes on to set out how SCRAN's wiki is being used to match the intellectual capital and wealth creation of the SmartCities' triple helix with the e-government services developing under the North Sea's regional innovation system.
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The technologies that help us to organise and share information on the internet are changing the way we live and work. This information society or knowledge economy people affects is in all kinds of new ways – as individuals, groups and organisations.