Title: Research institutes and R&D subsidies: Taiwan's national innovation system and policy experiences

Authors: Meng-chun Liu; Fang-I. Wen

Addresses: Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, 75, Chang-Hsing Street, Taipei, Taiwan. ' Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, 75, Chang-Hsing Street, Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract: In Taiwan|s national innovation system, the Government-Sponsored Research Institutes (GSRIs) facilitate technology assimilation and/or transfer and cooperative R&D promotion in support of firms, and also act as a policy assistant. Drawing on the dataset of the ||Local Industry Innovation Engine Program||, the study quantitatively compares various types of the R&D alliances initiated by GSRIs and the types of R&D grants they received. Based on the empirical evidence, the study argues that there are significantly matching effect between types of GSRIs and the size of firms in organising R&D alliances. Some of GSRIs have their advantage in relieving the distribution inequality problem of innovation resources across sectors and regions.

Keywords: research and development; innovation; R&D subsidies; SMEs; R&D alliances; research institutes; Taiwan; national innovation systems; small and medium-sized enterprises; technology assimilation; technology transfer.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTE.2011.043723

International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship, 2011 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.240 - 260

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Nov 2011 *

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