The Department of East Asian Economic Studies in SGH coordinates the project “Clusters as platforms for business-research (B2R)/research-business (R2B) relations”, implemented in 2021-2022.
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.
About a Project
The project focuses on clusters and cooperation between business and research in 4helix within the Central European territorial ecosystems for R&I. According to cluster’s theoretical model, such cooperation should exist in each cluster as one of the foundations of its existence. As part of the project, the consortium partners will provide evidence that both companies and research institutions benefit from cooperation and stakeholder engagement for smart governance in B2R/R2B.
Until now, no comprehensive research has been conducted on how cluster companies build links with universities and scientific institutions (B2R) and vice versa (R2B). Therefore, the objective of the project is to identify models of cooperation between business and research within clusters and analyze the possibilities of their transfer to wider economic practice.
The project outcome and case studies presenting the benefits of B2R and R2B collaboration will help to promote business-research relations and raise awareness of smart governance towards viable and sustainable territorial R&I ecosystems. The identified models of cooperation will be presented to policy makers and will be a valuable input to design future policy instruments.
More information is available on the project website:https://v4clusters.sgh.waw.pl/