The Potential of Environmental Specialisation in Driving Regional Innovation in Andalusia

 

Pilar Paneque, International Campus of Excellence in Environment, Biodiversity and Global Change

 

The International Campus of Excellence in Environment, Biodiversity and Global Change (CEI CamBio) is a joint initiative between the Spanish National Research Council and six universities: Universidad Pablo de Olavide (the co-ordinating university), Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Huelva and Internacional de Andalucía. CEI CamBio not only specialises in global change related issues and research avenues but also the main challenge of today’s society and economy: the need to change our traditional model of economic growth by assuming new values and development formulae while renewing our system of knowledge to make our universities and their local regions more competitive. CEI CamBio aims to obtain international recognition as a reference for the generation, dissemination and transference of knowledge in environment, biodiversity and global change related issues as a way to promote a new sustainable economic model.