[E100 Alert] - Worldwide Announcement
- Enter the Knowledge Zone!
It was inevitable - just a matter of time...
Knowledge Zones are emerging rapidly as the next step in the quest for sustainable growth and economic development for cities, regions, countries, and even corporations and global virtual organizations. As the knowledge-based economy expands, stakeholders are finding this to be an appealing transformational pathway to a prosperous, diversified, and abundant future. Knowledge cities, for example, when developed intelligently and in harmony with the natural environment, have the potential to provide for the well being of stakeholders, bringing prosperity, safety, and a high quality of life for citizens. There is a near-term opportunity for leadership executives to learn from the progress to-date, and to strategically position themselves and their constituents to play an active role in leveraging knowledge, intellectual capital, and creativity, for the benefit of themselves and their communities.
This is the official announcement of the launch of the new website 'In the Knowledge Zone' - a joint endeavor between ENTOVATION International Ltd. and the Kaieteur Institute of Knowledge Management. Since 1998, Bryan Davis and I have been tracking initiatives around the globe and we now invite you to participate.
Definition of the Knowledge Zone:
We have been analyzing the state-of-the-art realities, context, and conditions with emerging Knowledge Zones today. We have examined the history and international evolution of the new thinking, and provided a comparative inventory of current initiatives. Our intent is to accelerate awareness and provide a basis for prototyping on how knowledge zones can be used to create extraordinary value, enduring and sustainable prosperity.
Our Knowledge Cities Manifesto
The Knowledge City idea is the newest and hottest emerging dimension of the knowledge-based economy. In the knowledge economy, human development depends not on having more but by being more - becoming a co-creator of the future of humanity.
Not since the historical Greek Polis, has a new urban formation been so prospective for democracy, as is the emerging Knowledge City. If the means of production now truly reside in the minds of the producers then there will spread more equality of opportunity, since anyone can have a great idea. The Knowledge City is the culmination and synthesis of the "creative city", the "science city" and the "digital city" where arts and sciences become unified in a uniquely human twenty-first Century urban ecology powered by advances in technological communication. Read more...
Enter the Knowledge Zone
You are featured on the Global Knowledge Leadership Map. Now, we have created a Global Knowledge Zone Map providing hotlinks to these initiatives worldwide. If you have not already, you might want to click and register!
There you will find:
Proposal for Further Development
Some of you have been involved in the early discussions; others may be interested in participating to achieve our objectives.
Dovetailing with the Knowledge Cities Observatory (KCO)
You have already received several notifications about the plans of the ENTOVATION Group/Alliance (EG/A) to launch the KCO with the forthcoming E100 Roundtable in Barcelona. The intention of the Knowledge City Observatory is to bring together the cutting edge cities that want to win competitive advantage by pioneering a new environment for their citizens.
The ultimate aim of the observatory
is to increase the innovation capacity and performance of cities based
on a new set of knowledge policy drivers by creating an active
community of knowledge sensitive cities or regions, which will learn
from each other. This observatory will provide short-term insights and
recipes as well as longer term observations. The observatory will be
launched in Barcelona, with experts from the ENTOVATION network and
founding cities. Read
Evolving plans for EN2Polis
How does a virtual network become a sustainable global enterprise? Members of the E100 met originally in Helsinki to identify possible projects of common interest and develop the foundation for building a knowledge city - a marketspace where collaborative research might be performed, interaction harnessed across national borders and even ways to approach the new virtual knowledge markets with collective expertise. There was considerable discussion on several themes, such as knowledge clusters, knowledge incubation accelerators, knowledge tourism, the role of SME's, knowledge leadership as it relates to (re) constructing countries and cultures suffering recent trauma, knowledge markets and the role of learning at all educational levels. If you haven't visited the graphic of EN2Polis, I suggest you do so. Soon many of these plans will begin to take shape!
Suggested E100 Actions:
(2) EXPLORE participating in the E100 Roundtable bringing some of YOUR own city representatives! If you do, your own fees will be waived. Note the NEW dates and make your hotel reservations according to previous instructions.
(3) Do not forget to RESERVE your copies of the new E100 Readings entitled 'Knowledge Economics: Principles, Practices and Policies' at the amazing pre-publication price of only 20 €/package (or $25) plus shipping for 900+ pages by completing the reservation form.
More surprises are forthcoming; so do stay tuned to our collaborative progress.
Always in your Network,
Debra M. Amidon
Founder and CEO
ENTOVATION International Ltd.
2 Reading Avenue, Suite 300
Wilmington, MA 01887 USA
"Innovating our future...together."