Policies to stimulate regional innovation capabilities via university–industry collaboration: an analysis and an assessment
In this paper, we demonstrate how regional economic policies to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation, can lead to successes. More specifically, through a detailed theoretical and empirical analysis, we discuss the critical ingredients that can lead to regional innovation and economic success. These critical ingredients consist of a balanced mix based on the presence of research institutes, a texture of endogenous knowledge–intensive start–ups coupled to larger R&D–intensive incumbents, all of them embedded in a professional environment that supports business advice and services. We illustrate the effects of this mix using empirical material from various innovative regions around the world.
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Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: KU Leuven, Faculteit ETEW, Naamsestraat
Publication date: 2003-03-01