The Role and Competencies of Local and Regional Authorities in Supporting Innovation Processes
The challenge of building knowledge-based economy requires partnership of many stakeholders. As in triple helix concept, business, science and public entities have to be involved to support innovation system. As there are many barriers in cooperation processes between those partners, innovation support organizations play a special role. Nevertheless, public authorities should create friendly environment for innovation,although it is not always their statutory task. This paper concentrates on capabilities and obligations of polish local and regional authorities to support innovation system.(original abstract)
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