Int. J. of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development   »   2013 Vol.6, No.3

 

 

Title: Science, technology and innovation in the Brazilian State of São Paulo: the need for public policies for region-based development

 

Authors: Carlos Torres-Freire; Alexandre Abdal; Victor Callil

 

Addresses:
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 315, Room 11A São Paulo, SP, 05508-010, Brazil
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 315, São Paulo, SP, 05508-010, Brazil
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 315, São Paulo, SP, 05508-010, Brazil

 

Abstract: This paper seeks to show the development potential of different regions of Sao Paulo State based on an analysis of its science, technology and innovation infrastructure. In the last ten years, public and private investments in S&T&I grew in Brazil. This new institutional climate opened several opportunities for development according to the different patterns of S&T&I territorial distribution, as we show in Sao Paulo. We analyse these differences based on the spatial distributions of the following input/output indicators: higher education institutions, post-graduate students, indexed scientific articles, investment in innovation, patents, incubators and tech parks. The paper suggests that different territorial patterns should be considered in the formulation of public policies for development.

 

Keywords: economic development; science; technology; S&T indicators; public policy; regional development; Brazil; Sao Paulo; infrastructure; spatial distribution; higher education; postgraduate students; indexed scientific articles; innovation investment; patents; incubators; technology parks.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTLID.2013.056310

 

Int. J. of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2013 Vol.6, No.3, pp.225 - 243

 

Submission date: 12 Jul 2012
Date of acceptance: 16 Dec 2012
Available online: 10 Sep 2013

 

 

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