Asia and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology
Hamburg University of Technology
Public Private Partnership
Governments today recognize the need to promote innovations and fund innovative projects, particularly those where public sector institutions such as universities cooperate with specialized R&D institutions. This article discusses how cooperation between industry, academia and government may be utilized in the early phases of innovation to increase the innovative capability of firms in a given region or sector. It presents findings of two recent empirical surveys carried out at our institute. The focus of attention is the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) which, on account of resource constraints, are usually more dependent on cooperation than big firms.