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Supporting Life Science Clusters through Public Policy: What can Taiwan learn from the Swedish experience?

Lu, Yu-Yu LU (2011) SGEM02 20111
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
The supportive infrastructure is an important dimension in the discussion of regional innovation system. This study argues that the interactions between the supportive actors in the cluster of the Swedish side of Medicon Valley consist of a relatively mature supportive structure compared with the case in Taiwan. The development of the Medicon Valley cluster is a bottom-up process. After the cluster forms, the regional government comes in to provide the supporting policies for the cluster. Hence, the supportive infrastructure of the regional innovation
system is formulated. There are two main platforms in the cluster, the Medicon Valley Alliance and the Biomedical Centre in Lund, which aim at bringing in the regional government, academic... (More)
The supportive infrastructure is an important dimension in the discussion of regional innovation system. This study argues that the interactions between the supportive actors in the cluster of the Swedish side of Medicon Valley consist of a relatively mature supportive structure compared with the case in Taiwan. The development of the Medicon Valley cluster is a bottom-up process. After the cluster forms, the regional government comes in to provide the supporting policies for the cluster. Hence, the supportive infrastructure of the regional innovation
system is formulated. There are two main platforms in the cluster, the Medicon Valley Alliance and the Biomedical Centre in Lund, which aim at bringing in the regional government, academic institutions and private firms. Therefore, by drawing on a detailed analysis of the Swedish side of Medicon Valley, the study
argues that it is hard for Taiwan to directly follow the same pattern as in the Swedish case. Instead, it is necessary to develop a supportive structure of the regional innovation system to create a dynamic environment for the biotechnology industry in the first place. Moreover, the study also provides suggestions for the
Taiwanese biotechnology parks to develop their supportive infrastructures by adapting the Swedish case. (Less)
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author
Lu, Yu-Yu LU
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SGEM02 20111
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Medicon Valley, Biotechnology, Regional innovation system, Cluster, Taiwan
language
English
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1974985
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2011-06-16 16:03:11
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  abstract     = {The supportive infrastructure is an important dimension in the discussion of regional innovation system. This study argues that the interactions between the supportive actors in the cluster of the Swedish side of Medicon Valley consist of a relatively mature supportive structure compared with the case in Taiwan. The development of the Medicon Valley cluster is a bottom-up process. After the cluster forms, the regional government comes in to provide the supporting policies for the cluster. Hence, the supportive infrastructure of the regional innovation
system is formulated. There are two main platforms in the cluster, the Medicon Valley Alliance and the Biomedical Centre in Lund, which aim at bringing in the regional government, academic institutions and private firms. Therefore, by drawing on a detailed analysis of the Swedish side of Medicon Valley, the study
argues that it is hard for Taiwan to directly follow the same pattern as in the Swedish case. Instead, it is necessary to develop a supportive structure of the regional innovation system to create a dynamic environment for the biotechnology industry in the first place. Moreover, the study also provides suggestions for the
Taiwanese biotechnology parks to develop their supportive infrastructures by adapting the Swedish case.},
  author       = {Lu, Yu-Yu},
  keyword      = {Medicon Valley,Biotechnology,Regional innovation system,Cluster,Taiwan},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Supporting Life Science Clusters through Public Policy: What can Taiwan learn from the Swedish experience?},
  year         = {2011},
}