Market Research Industry Uk by ttp18587

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									From Research to Industry and
          Market
     Professor Andrew Slade
     University of Sunderland
               UK
           Road Map

Research



            Industry


                       Market
More realistically


               Research

                          Industry


               Market
Case studies from 4 countries

   Latvia - an IS cluster
   Armenia - a case study in agriculture
   Turkey - Technology Development Zones
   Ukraine - Technopark
                   Latvia
• Moving from an industrial base to a
  knowledge based economy
• Clustering works but only if everyone
  shares the vision
• The forestry and IS clusters had this, two
  others did not
• Relatively weak links in the connections
  between Industry and Universities.
                 Armenia
• Example of a single case
• Difficult to generalise but this one works
• Very defined target area and a well defined
  research approach
                  Turkey
• Technology Development Zones
• Provides an excellent way of combining
  academic expertise with industry
• Supports incubators for very small
  companies *associated with TDZ
• Specific tax incentives, but only to a small
  percentage of the community
                  Ukraine
• Paton Electric Welding Institute
• Technopark developed for specific and
  controlled range of developments relevant
  to the main goals of the founding institute
• Highly developed links with large scale
  industrial concerns from around the world
• Friendly environment for similar
  developments
            Common Points
• In general there is a problem with the
  relationship between universities and
  industry
• In some cases little is known of the
  expertise base in universities
• Universities are in general still focussed on
  traditional academic objectives, not on
  support for the economy
            Orchestra Model
• The full set model rather than the single
  instrument.
• Support for innovation is really support for
  the entrepreneur or innovator
  – individual
  – group
  – company
     Innovation in universities
• Do students receive training and education
  in innovation
• Are the subjects and the methods of
  teaching relevant to the demands of industry
  and society today
• Incentives for staff and students
                 Clusters
• These essentially look backwards
• They are a means to and end, defining the
  current position and focussing current plans
• Need other means of finding ways forward
  for example technology foresight planning
       University or Industry
• Universities feel they have the monopoly on
  research
• Industry feels it has the monopoly on
  innovation
• The truth is that we both have a
  responsibility to both research and to
  innovate
         Questions

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