Many studies focus on applying scientific technologies in manufacturing, or investigating the regional impact of contract and co-operative research of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). However, HEIs' role as builders of the regional innovation system (RIS) has generally been under-researched. We review literature on the role of HEIs in fuelling the RIS and offer suggestions for deliberate actions that stimulate regional development. For further research we suggest to perform a network analysis addressing factors that relate to characteristics of: (1) HEIs; (2) regional firms; (3) the collaborative relationship; and (4) the environmental context in which HEIs and firms are embedded.
- Higher Education Institutions
- regional development
- regional innovation system
Caniels, M. C. J., & van den Bosch, H. (2011). The role of Higher Education Institutions in building regional innovation systems. Papers in Regional Science, 90(2), 271-U377. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1435-5957.2010.00344.x