Fostering Innovation Ecosystems in Rural Iceland (2021-2022)

Remote and rural communities in Iceland are more at risk of having their jobs eliminated due to the 4th industrial revolution compared to the capital area. At the same time, rural innovation ecosystems are less active according to available measures. This project, lead and hosted by Matthias Kokorsch examines how innovation ecosystems can be fostered in rural areas that leads to a more inclusive and resilient society, and develops practical and adaptable ways to boost innovation there. The project is carried out by researchers and entrepreneurs, including two UW students from the CRD program, who receive funding for their Master’s thesis.