Entrepreneurial universities and regional innovation: matching smart specialisation strategies to regional needs?

Liliana Fonseca, Maria Salomaa

Research output: Working paperProfessional

34 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Universities are expected to play a leading role in the smart specialisation strategy process. However, a gap between discourse and practice is marking the RIS3-related regional development programmes, which can be extended to the involvement of universities in the process. A mismatch can be speculated between the expectations towards universities’ roles in RIS3 implementation and actual practice, and its repercussions on a regional innovation ecosystem. This chapter addresses the extent to which the role played by universities in a region’s innovation and entrepreneurial practice aligns with the smart specialisation strategic outline. As an in-depth case-study of the University of Aveiro (Portugal), it draws on both quantitative and qualitative data, with an analysis of RIS3 approved projects in the Portuguese NUTS II Centro region, and interviews with key actors within the university and the regional administration. Through this, it weighs the contribution of entrepreneurial universities to the RIS3 goals, drawing lessons for public policy and discussing the future of RIS3.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherCenter for Higher Education Policy Studies
Number of pages42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRUNIN Working Paper Series
No.03
Volume2019
ISSN (Electronic)2535-5686

Fingerprint

specialization
innovation
university
regional administration
mismatch
regional development
Portugal
public policy
discourse
interview

Cite this

Fonseca, L., & Salomaa, M. (2019). Entrepreneurial universities and regional innovation: matching smart specialisation strategies to regional needs? (RUNIN Working Paper Series; Vol. 2019, No. 03). Enschede: Center for Higher Education Policy Studies. https://doi.org/10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.03
Fonseca, Liliana ; Salomaa, Maria. / Entrepreneurial universities and regional innovation : matching smart specialisation strategies to regional needs?. Enschede : Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, 2019. (RUNIN Working Paper Series; 03).
@techreport{8749b0e4574342b5a472204db55fb223,
title = "Entrepreneurial universities and regional innovation: matching smart specialisation strategies to regional needs?",
abstract = "Universities are expected to play a leading role in the smart specialisation strategy process. However, a gap between discourse and practice is marking the RIS3-related regional development programmes, which can be extended to the involvement of universities in the process. A mismatch can be speculated between the expectations towards universities’ roles in RIS3 implementation and actual practice, and its repercussions on a regional innovation ecosystem. This chapter addresses the extent to which the role played by universities in a region’s innovation and entrepreneurial practice aligns with the smart specialisation strategic outline. As an in-depth case-study of the University of Aveiro (Portugal), it draws on both quantitative and qualitative data, with an analysis of RIS3 approved projects in the Portuguese NUTS II Centro region, and interviews with key actors within the university and the regional administration. Through this, it weighs the contribution of entrepreneurial universities to the RIS3 goals, drawing lessons for public policy and discussing the future of RIS3.",
author = "Liliana Fonseca and Maria Salomaa",
note = "Subseries of the CHEPS working paper series as part of the UT & ECIU RUNIN Ph.D. training network. Paul Benneworth is the series editor This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 722295",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.03",
language = "English",
series = "RUNIN Working Paper Series",
publisher = "Center for Higher Education Policy Studies",
number = "03",
type = "WorkingPaper",
institution = "Center for Higher Education Policy Studies",

}

Fonseca, L & Salomaa, M 2019 'Entrepreneurial universities and regional innovation: matching smart specialisation strategies to regional needs?' RUNIN Working Paper Series, no. 03, vol. 2019, Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, Enschede. https://doi.org/10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.03

Entrepreneurial universities and regional innovation : matching smart specialisation strategies to regional needs? / Fonseca, Liliana ; Salomaa, Maria.

Enschede : Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, 2019. (RUNIN Working Paper Series; Vol. 2019, No. 03).

Research output: Working paperProfessional

TY - UNPB

T1 - Entrepreneurial universities and regional innovation

T2 - matching smart specialisation strategies to regional needs?

AU - Fonseca, Liliana

AU - Salomaa, Maria

N1 - Subseries of the CHEPS working paper series as part of the UT & ECIU RUNIN Ph.D. training network. Paul Benneworth is the series editor This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 722295

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - Universities are expected to play a leading role in the smart specialisation strategy process. However, a gap between discourse and practice is marking the RIS3-related regional development programmes, which can be extended to the involvement of universities in the process. A mismatch can be speculated between the expectations towards universities’ roles in RIS3 implementation and actual practice, and its repercussions on a regional innovation ecosystem. This chapter addresses the extent to which the role played by universities in a region’s innovation and entrepreneurial practice aligns with the smart specialisation strategic outline. As an in-depth case-study of the University of Aveiro (Portugal), it draws on both quantitative and qualitative data, with an analysis of RIS3 approved projects in the Portuguese NUTS II Centro region, and interviews with key actors within the university and the regional administration. Through this, it weighs the contribution of entrepreneurial universities to the RIS3 goals, drawing lessons for public policy and discussing the future of RIS3.

AB - Universities are expected to play a leading role in the smart specialisation strategy process. However, a gap between discourse and practice is marking the RIS3-related regional development programmes, which can be extended to the involvement of universities in the process. A mismatch can be speculated between the expectations towards universities’ roles in RIS3 implementation and actual practice, and its repercussions on a regional innovation ecosystem. This chapter addresses the extent to which the role played by universities in a region’s innovation and entrepreneurial practice aligns with the smart specialisation strategic outline. As an in-depth case-study of the University of Aveiro (Portugal), it draws on both quantitative and qualitative data, with an analysis of RIS3 approved projects in the Portuguese NUTS II Centro region, and interviews with key actors within the university and the regional administration. Through this, it weighs the contribution of entrepreneurial universities to the RIS3 goals, drawing lessons for public policy and discussing the future of RIS3.

U2 - 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.03

DO - 10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.03

M3 - Working paper

T3 - RUNIN Working Paper Series

BT - Entrepreneurial universities and regional innovation

PB - Center for Higher Education Policy Studies

CY - Enschede

ER -

Fonseca L, Salomaa M. Entrepreneurial universities and regional innovation: matching smart specialisation strategies to regional needs? Enschede: Center for Higher Education Policy Studies. 2019. (RUNIN Working Paper Series; 03). https://doi.org/10.3990/4.2535-5686.2019.03