Towards a coherent and inclusive NSI: building network alignment through strengthening dynamic interactive capabilities

SOURCE: Innovation policy at the intersection: global debates & local experiences
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Petersen, G.Kruss
SOURCE EDITOR(S): M.B.G.Cele, TLuescher, A.Wilson Fadiji
KEYWORDS: GOVERNMENT, INNOVATION, INNOVATION CAPABILITY
DEPARTMENT: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CESTII)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11448
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15419
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15419

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on a dimension that has been relatively neglected in the policy space thus far: how can coordination, interaction and collaboration between different types of actors and components be strengthened in systems of innovation at the regional, sectoral and local levels, in addition to the national level? Drawing on over five years of empirical research conducted at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), we focus on a specific set of actors, subsystems and processes: knowledge producers in higher education and research institutes that play a key role in transferring and co-producing knowledge with users in the private sector, government and civil society (and other knowledge producers).