Project descriptions

Welcome to the website of the research project “Soft innovation? Towards new narratives on regional capabilities and policies”. The overall aim of this project is to investigate how the inclusion of soft innovation in theoretical, empirical and policy work at the regional level can help creating new narratives on regional innovation capabilities.



This project is led by Prof. Carolina Castaldi, Chair in Geography of Innovation at Utrecht University.



This project is supported by one of the MeRSA grants of the Regional Studies Association. See the official project description here.



I thank Justine Miller for her excellent research assistance with the data preparation and Ton Markus for his outstanding support in creating the study visualizations.