The technical-industrial research institutes in the Norwegian innovation system
AbstractThis paper analyses the role of technical-industrial research institutes for industrial innovation in Norway. Using statistical data and a survey among firms, the paper shows that there are many different types of interaction between institutes and firms. In addition to R&D and technical services, the institutes are a significant source of skilled manpower for firms. We highlight three central roles for the institutes: they are a learning partner for industry, they help increase absorptive capacity, and they constitute a flexible repository in the innovation system by helping firms in peak periods and by reducing the pressure on universities through assisting in teaching and supervision.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo in its series Working Papers on Innovation Studies with number 20070614.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2007
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-08-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2007-08-18 (European Economics)
- NEP-INO-2007-08-18 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2007-08-18 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-MIC-2007-08-18 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-TID-2007-08-18 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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