On the role of university in the promotion of innovation: exploratory evidences from a university-industry cooperation experience in Brazil Online publication date: Wed, 21-Jan-2015
by Alex da Silva Alves; Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves Quelhas; Maria Helena Teixeira Da Silva; Valdir de Jesus Lameira
International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL), Vol. 17, No. 1, 2015
Abstract: This paper addresses firms' efforts to innovate through collaborative R&D carried with research universities in Brazil. In Brazil, the resources of federal and state agencies, along with the universities' infrastructure, act as a link to enhance this endeavour. This study examines university-industry interaction in pursuit of innovation using a bibliographical review and a case study involving two state universities and four companies in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. The paper suggests that new policies are required to promote a level of university-industry cooperation in Brazil in which universities can better capture the positive economic externalities arising out of cooperation.
Online publication date: Wed, 21-Jan-2015
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