Innovation Support for New Technology-Based Firms: The Swedish Teknopol Approach

Posted: 31 Dec 2001

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Magnus Klofsten

University of Linkoping

C. Jan Maier

Inno-Group - Inno AG

Peter Heydebreck

Inno-Group - Inno AG

Abstract

Small and medium sized firms in general and new technology-based firms in particular, serve as promoters of future economical growth. Therefore, it is of crucial importance to understand and satisfy their needs for innovation support services in regard to both the type of service and quality of delivery e.g. confidentiality, speed & rpar;.1 Drawing upon a database of 259 new technology-based firms NTBF and 106 researchers, we have identified four needs bundles: marketing, technology, financing and soft service support. We have evaluated the effectiveness of the Swedish Teknopol scheme to meet these needs based upon 35 in-depth interviews with NTBFs. The conclusions of the evaluation are presented both for policy makers and NTBF managers.

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Klofsten, Magnus and Maier, C. Jan and Heydebreck, Peter, Innovation Support for New Technology-Based Firms: The Swedish Teknopol Approach. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=234580

Magnus Klofsten (Contact Author)

University of Linkoping ( email )

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S-581 83 Linkoping
Sweden
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C. Jan Maier

Inno-Group - Inno AG

Postfach 33 66
76019 Karlsruhe
Germany

Peter Heydebreck

Inno-Group - Inno AG

Postfach 33 66
76019 Karlsruhe
Germany

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