What are areas of innovation?
Areas of innovation are designated zones with their own specific management team, whose main objective is economic development through promoting and attracting selected innovative businesses and providing services for them. They may also include residential and cultural districts or facilities, or be embedded in urban spaces which have such facilities, and with which the economic aspects of the area of innovation interact.
What is this book about?
Half-way into the second decade of the 21st century, a fresh wave of areas of innovation is emerging across the world. These AOIs expand on the concept of the science park and university environments and aim to create sustainable and effective working and living conditions, forming appealing urban ecosystems for students, scientists, entrepreneurs, larger corporations, investors and startups.
The book is divided into three parts. First, the authors address the current demand for areas of innovation, identifying key trends and concepts. Second, insights related to the formation and management of an ecosystem are presented – the inside of the process and decision-making. Third, the internal and external connectivity and needs of the various elements of areas of innovation are discussed, accompanied by practical managerial outcomes.
The content and contributions to the book come from all seven continents, making it truly a global project unlike any other.
Who is it for?
This book will benefit managers of areas of innovation, innovation clusters, universities, science parks, incubators, accelerators, as well as policy makers, professionals involved in local, national and international public and development organizations, such as business associations and chambers of commerce, and any other interest groups looking to discover the logic, expected outcomes and benefits of the areas of innovation.
The aims of the book include introducing practical instruments and inspiring result-oriented action in managing of areas of innovation in the modern world. The book is a valuable tool for innovation community professionals anywhere in the world, addressing the managerial reality of work in the field.