Title: A technology park with a triple helix trajectory: Tecnosinos-São Leopold's technology park (Brazil)

Authors: Alvaro Pedroza Zapata; Sara Ortiz Cantú

Addresses: ITESO/DEAM, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara Periférico Sur 8585, Tlaquepaque 45604, México ' ITESO/DESI, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, Periférico Sur 8585, Tlaquepaque 45604, México

Abstract: This paper analyses, through a case study method, the genesis and management of an award-winning, private, and university-linked technology park. The analysis is under the lens of the ten Cabral-Dahab criteria paradigm and the triple helix paradigm. In addition to confirming the park's triple helix trajectory (university - organised private sector - government) and the combination of both paradigms as an appropriate model for a developing country, specific situations were also found in the areas of park management and the university's curriculum in relation to electronics and information technology, that contribute to the development of the São Leopoldo region, Brazil based on the knowledge economy. Further aspects of knowledge related to the Cabral-Dahab paradigm criteria are mentioned.

Keywords: technology parks; triple helix; Cabra-Dahab paradigm; regional development; Brazil; park management; university curriculum; knowledge economy; appropriate model; private universities; case study; developing countries; electronics education; information technology education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2016.079929

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2016 Vol.14 No.1, pp.96 - 116

Received: 11 Feb 2016
Accepted: 31 Aug 2016

Published online: 18 Oct 2016 *

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