The University of Skovde and Gothia Science Park - an integrated approach

Eriksson, Patric and Karlsson, Sigbritt (2014) The University of Skovde and Gothia Science Park - an integrated approach. In: Fostering university industry relationships, entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation. UIIN Good Practice Series . University Industry Innovation Network, Barcelona, pp. 95-106. ISBN 978-94-91901-07-2

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Abstract / Summary

The University of Skövde and Gothia Science Park have over the last 13 years developed a strong environment for education, research and business, aligned with the profile of the University.
The University and Science Park is located in a Swedish region with the majority of industry working in manufacturing with limited R&D and a with lower percentage of the population with higher education compared to Sweden in average .
Explicit strategies and the operation of these have led to the development of an integrated innovation environment enabling new forms of university industry interactions, research, innovation processes and business development.
The cooperation between the University and the Science Park organization take place on the strategic level, on the tactical level and on the operational level.
The success of the case is characterized by strong commitment, the courage to select, openness and trust, organic growth and enthusiasm
The development has resulted in the University multiplying its research funding for projects with industry, The Gothia Business Incubator becoming one of the leading Swedish incubators and the science park growing into the regions third biggest workplace in trade and industry and one of the 10 largest science parks in Sweden.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-94-91901-07-2
Subjects: Business
Depositing User: Patric Eriksson
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2020 08:21
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:22


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