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Regionální inovační agentury v krajích ČR

Title in English Regional innovation agencies in the Czech regions

KLÍMOVÁ Viktorie

Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference XIX. mezinárodní kolokvium o regionálních vědách. Sborník příspěvků
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field Management and administrative
Keywords innovation; innovation policy; intermediary; regional innovation agency; regional innovation system
Description Regions represent an important element for transformation towards the knowledge economy based on innovation. It is generally accepted that space plays important role for innovation development and therefore the implementation of innovation policy has been delegated on the regional level in recent years. The paper deals with presence and activities of regional innovation agencies in the Czech regions. The aim of the article is to contribute to the discussion about the role of innovation agencies in development of regional innovation systems and to compare the Czech regions with respect to involvement of these subjects in the implementation of regional innovation policy. Based on several criteria the Czech regional innovation agencies were identified and their roles were analysed consequently. The analysis shows that the Czech regions can be divided into three groups. The first group (six regions) has some specialized innovation agency. The second group (three regions) has no specialized innovation agency, but innovation tasks were delegated to some organization with wider function. The third group (five regions) has no organization that plays the role of innovation agency. The individual innovation agencies differ significantly in scope of their performed activities.
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