International Journal of Entrepreneurship (Print ISSN: 1099-9264; Online ISSN: 1939-4675)

Abstract

Innovation Habitats in the Interior of Sao Paulo: A Study on the Regions of Piracicaba and Sao Carlos-Sao Paulo-Brazil

Author(s): Gustavo Benevides, Antonio Cardoso, Jorge Figueiredo, Isabel Oliveira, Manuel Sousa Pereira

The present research has as objective to analyse the mechanisms of articulation, as well as the factors that promote and constitute the innovation habitats in the cities of Piracicaba and São Carlos. For both, it will be necessary to investigate the articulations promoted by the actors of the propeller triple helix extended-GUCRN (Government, Universities, Companies, Research Institutes and Non-governmental organization). As the object of analysis lies in the problematization: the extent to which the poles and the habitats of innovation promote the development of economic, social and technological areas studied? And which structural factors are necessary for the development of the hubs and habitats of innovation? The methodological approach of the research will be anchored in the vision of childhood. The field research will be conducted through semi-structured interviews. The results of the research point to the argument of the configuration of São Carlos and Piracicaba as the centre of a region - polo and innovative, where there is evidence of the dynamic functioning of the propeller triple helix extended.