National Innovation Systems and Models


Professor Fanping Kong,, CHINA

Director of Institute of Science and Technology for Development of Shandong. Research experience in the fields of knowledge economy, innovation systems, and human resources management, regional development & innovation systems, science and technology innovation strategy.

Professor Luiz Márcio Spinosa,, BRAZIL

Full professor and researcher at Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (BR) and Innovation Coordinator in the Brazilian Institute for Quality and Productivity (BR). His research focuses on the understanding of regional and national innovation ecosystems; new innovation paradigms; innovation ecosystems policies, management practices and processes. He has over 20 years of experience in managing innovation agency, technopark, R&D institute and several national and international projects, as well as registration of softwares, systems and databases.


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Agenda and Vision

The group will focus its activities and research on the following sub-themes:

  • New Innovation Paradigms
  • Innovation Policy
  • Innovation Ecosystems
  • Cross-country Comparisons of National Innovation Systems

The group will enhance discussion, debate and cross-fertilization on the above listed topics  by mean of special events, workshops and webinars; and will foster  theoretical developments and practical achievements by mean of research and implementation projects.

For more detailed information on the challenges the group intends to address, look at its Vision statement.

Latest activities

Todeva, Emanuela (2015), RIO Country Report Bulgaria 2014, JRC Science and Policy Report, European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

Webinar “Developing Innovation Ecosystems in the Triple Helix context”, 24th Sept 2015