Social-economic impact of an innovation centre development in local context:an empirical analysis for Poland
||Wojewnik-Filipkowska, Anna; Krzysztof Szczepaniak, Robert Beben
||Social-economic impact of an innovation centre development in local context:an empirical analysis for Poland
||23rd Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Regensburg, Germany
||There are many institutionalized forms and initiatives supporting technologytransfer between university and industry. They include science parks,centres of technology transfer, centres of innovation and incubators.Although their primary role is to encourage technology transfer, they alsoprovide for job creation and regional economic development.Most countries implement a policy supporting the commercialization ofresearch. The paper presents a picture of innovation centre system in Polandand proposes a framework to identify and evaluate costs and benefits ofinnovation centre in the local context. The framework takes intoconsideration efficiency and effectiveness of the different forms ofinnovation centres and their direct and indirect local effects. The analysisshows that the impact of the innovation centre on the local economy dependson the type of the innovation centre and characteristics of the localeconomy, and short and long term external effects should be taken intoaccount. Moreover, the research connects the idea of innovation andinfrastructure innovation development with the concept of sustainabledevelopment.
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