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New patterns of relationship among universities, companies and the State: The paulista's technological parks case

Grant number: 11/04850-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2011
Effective date (End): July 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Sociology of Development
Principal researcher:Glauco Antonio Truzzi Arbix
Grantee:Rafael Grilli Felizardo
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This research aims to study three technology parks of São Paulo, seeking to understand how universities, companies and the State are innovating their relationship by getting in touch in the parks. We start with the idea that the relationship between universities and companies has been changing, and the social-economic role of one is increasingly linked to the other. Universities look forward to add value to their research, mainly by transfering the results to the productive sector. By its turn, the productive sector is increasingly using basic research to get new products or even innovative processes and services. This is a new situation, which some authors call the economy/knowledge society, in which technology parks have an important role in promoting Science, Technology, Innovation and development. The main hypothesis of this project is that the government plays a key role in the success or failure of technology-based ventures, such as technology parks. Politics of Science, Technology and Innovation are a strong stimulator for technology parks become able to bring economic and social impact. In order to confirm or refute this hypothesis, we will make a clipping time to examine the experiences of technology parks in the 1980s, compared with the developments that emerged in the late 1990s, amidst a more mature institutional apparatus. (AU)

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FELIZARDO, Rafael Grilli. In search of new patters of development: technology parks in Brazil. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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