New Czech mates for CUC

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The Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) took its experience to the Czech Republic today, joining six other European regions to discuss how best to nurture an innovative business culture.

Part of the Cornwall led UNICREDS (University Collaboration in Regional Development Spaces) project, the conference has been taking place at České Budějovice in the Czech Republic.

Hosted by the University of South Bohemia and run by the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, it has brought together delegates from across Europe. As well as looking at how education establishments can help nurture an innovative business culture, delegates have also been debating how to reach isolated groups.

CUC project coordinator Nigel Hewitt commented: “CUC is delighted to be invited to share its expertise at this international event. By working with local businesses focussed on key sectors including marine renewable energy, the creative industries and the digital economy, Cornwall’s universities and colleges have been able to act as powerful drivers to the Cornish economy.

“We hope that by sharing what we have learnt along the way, other regions in the UNICREDS programme will be able to benefit from our experience.”

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