The paper presents suggestions stemming from a network of South American professionals involved in the implementation of Science and Technology Parks - STPs in Brazil and Argentina, answering the 28th IASP World Conference call for an analysis on STPs contribution to overcome global challenges facing humanity, such as those identified by The Millennium Project.2 The suggestions basically seek to promote a sequential process:
Publication: Proceedings of the XXVIII IASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks, IASP - International Association of Science Parks, Copenhagen, 2011.
This paper was written by a team of professionals related to the implementation of more than twenty science and technology parks - STPs in Brazil and Argentina. It analyses the strategy that is being shaped in these countries related to the quoted initiatives and how this strategy answers to trends affecting innovation habitats worldwide. Next, the paper presents suggestions on new horizons for STPs in a planet threatened by environmental catastrophes and growing complex socioeconomic problems. A major finding is the significant role that STPs may play as triggers and coordinators of innovative regional development programs, such as Regional Projects for the Future, which are briefly described. Finally, the paper presents suggestions regarding a greater international cooperation aiming to support the development of these projects for the future.
Publication: Proceedings of the XXVII IASP (International Association of Science Parks) World Conference on Science and Technology Parks, Daedeok Innopolis, Korea, May 2010. ISBN nº 978-89-94526-16-4
The paper presents an analysis of the evolution of Science Parks and other Innovation Habitats in Brazil and Argentina from the perspective of professionals directly involved in the implementation of these initiatives. Among the findings, the paper singles out: (a) The Innovation Habitats emerge basically from interactions within the Triple Helix; (b) The Innovation Habitats are in practical contact with the future; (c) In order to be successful, they have daily to overcome difficulties steaming from frameworks anchored in exhausted social paradigms.
This conjunction of facts open a singular opportunity for the Innovation Habitats in each region: to lead the promotion of a new kind of regional development program (such as a Regional Project for the Future), conceived and implemented under the aegis of the new social paradigm that emerges worldwide - the Knowledge-based Society, aiming to built a region that is socially responsible and competitive in the Global Knowledge-based Economy. Finally, the paper presents suggestions regarding Regional Projects for the Future.
Publication: Innovation Habitats and Regional Development driven by the Triple Helix: Perspectives from a South American School of Thought and Action, Proceedings of the Triple Helix IX International Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA, 2011.
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