Title: Science parks and Triple-Helix innovation in UK and Japan

Authors: Yumiko Myoken

Addresses: British Embassy Tokyo, 1 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8381, Japan; National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), 7-22-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677, Japan

Abstract: This study clarifies the features of science parks in the UK and Japan as well as the factors that affect the course of their development through focusing on the function and mechanism of the Triple-Helix linkages in Cambridge, Bristol, and Tsukuba. The study finds significant roles for various intermediary organisations capable of providing specialised knowledge and business support with new technology-based firms and the scientific community. The science parks in both countries share the same interests with regard to further commercialisation and innovation. On this point, the conclusion shows crucial action points for key policy-makers engaged in designing science parks.

Keywords: science parks; innovation; Triple Helix linkage; technology commercialisation; new technology-based firms; NTBFs; UK; United Kingdom; Japan; entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTE.2011.043724

International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship, 2011 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.261 - 274

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Nov 2011 *

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