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Fostering Innovation and Knowledge Transfer in European Regions

Walter Leal Filho and Marzenna Anna Weresa

This book provides an overview of the most important issues related to innovation and technology and knowledge transfer, drawing from a number of case studies from across Europe. This publication is part of the project ‘The transfer of knowledge – the analysis of the science-business relationship for the Regional Innovation Strategy in Mazovia region’ co-financed by the Polish government and the European Social Fund within the framework of the Action 2.6 – Regional Innovation Strategies and the Transfer of Knowledge. Thanks to its scope and transnational dimension, this book will provide useful references and insights to national and international organisations working on innovation and, in particular, motivate them to intensify their efforts on innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.
Contents: Marzenna A. Weresa: Science and Business: Bonds That Bind – Elvira Uyarra: Learning Regions? Reflections on Regional Innovation Strategies Illustrated by the Castilla y León Region in Spain – Walter Leal Filho: Innovation Policy in Germany - Examples of the Policy Instruments that Support Industry-Science Relations and Commercialization of Knowledge Produced at Universities in the Region of Hamburg – Andreas Bielig: Reform of Patenting University Inventions in Germany - Implications for the Innovation Transfer – Lynn M. Martin: Supporting Industry-Science Relations - Contexts and Good Practices from the UK, with a Focus on the West Midlands – Annamária Inzelt/László Csonka: Strengthening and Upgrading Regional Knowledge Capabilities in Hungary – Anna Kaderabkova: Supporting Industry-Science Relations in European Regions - The Case of the Czech Republic – Marta Mackiewicz: Innovative Potential of the Polish Regions - Measuring Innovation in a Regional Economy – Marta Mackiewicz/Marcin Gomułka: Activities of Spin-off Companies - A Case of Mazovia Region in Poland – Beata Michorowska: Technology Transfer Centres in the Mazovia Region as Institutions Supporting Transfer of Knowledge.