Review of International Best Practices of Programs to Promote Regional Innovation Systems

Aug 2009
This paper has two main objectives. First, it aims at briefly reviewing the concept of Regional Innovation System (RIS) as it has been proposed in the literature, and especially in light of the use that this notion has often had for policy purposes. Second, it reviews considerable empirical evidence from developed and developing countries available in on-line databases, papers and project documents and reports, in order to start exploring some lessons learnt from experience, and their use for the design and implementation of future policy interventions.