Our goal was to understand the role of social networks of scientific entrepreneurs in the creation and diffusion of knowledge in biotechnology, with a view of contributing to the design of S&T policies regarding the interface between science and industry appropriate to intermediate development economies. There were five different stages: literature revision, two empirical research stages, a computerized simulation tryouts stage and, finally, conclusions and consequences for the implementation of public policies.
Period: 2005 - 2009
Funding Institution: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Coordination: Isabel Salavisa
External Team: Jorge Louçã, Dussadee Suebsangin (Outubro2008 a Fevereiro 2009); Consultores: Andrea Morrison e Lorenzo Cassi