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Final Report - IKINET (International knowledge and innovation networksfor european integration, cohesion and enlargement)

Project ID: 506242
Funded under: FP6-CITIZENS

Abstract

This is the final report of the IKINET project, which has aimed to increase the understanding of the process of knowledge creation and innovation in medium technology sectors in the European Union and to identify the characteristics of knowledge and innovation networks within regional clusters and the barriers for their enlargement at the European level. It investigates strategies that SMEs in medium-technology industries apply to adjust their knowledge creation processes to global structural challenges.

The report begins with an abstract of the project's objectives and main findings and then goes into more detail on the methodology and the results. The report presents findings and recommendations on the following areas of research: the role and characteristics of medium-tech sectors; innovation patterns and best practices in medium-technology networks, regional knowledge networks; the approach of knowledge networks in innovation policy.

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