Quaderni IRCrES-CNR, (2018) vol. 3, n. 1
    pp 33-57
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Sistemi Innovativi Tecnologici Territoriali. Due casi: il Verbano-Cusio-Ossola e il Canton Ticino

Territorial Technological Innovative Systems. Two case studies: Verbano-Cusio-Ossola and Canton Ticino



Senior Research Associate, CNR-IRCRES, National Research Council. Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth, Via Real Collegio 30, Moncalieri (TO) - Italy

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This work is focused on the study of the innovative systems of two territories: the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VCO) in Italy, and Canton Ticino in Switzerland. The analysis is limited to the technological systems giving a general support to the territory and composed by structures for scientific and technical education, for research and for R&D in public and private laboratories, as well as organizations promoting technological innovation and entrepreneurship. It does not include local industries with their specific R&D structures and strategies. The aim is to study the processes occurring in such entities, their historical evolution and obtained results as to suggest best practices to promote technological innovations and entrepreneurship. For this purpose, we investigate the occurring processes in the light of general models of technology and innovation, and of the R&D process. As for process benchmarking we decided to base the analysis on the innovative system of the Silicon Valley, which provides a wide range of interesting cues for our investigation, even though it is different from the main cases examined in the article. Moreover, the opposite outcomes achieved by the strategies of the VCO and the Canton Ticino system are taken into account and widely enlarged upon.



Territorial innovative system, research & development, entrepreneurship, start up, science park, incubator, accelerator, co-working, open lab, Silicon Valley


JEL codes: I20, N90, O30, O32, O38.


DOI: 10.23760/2499-6661.2018.003


How to Cite this Article

Bonomi A., 2018. “Sistemi innovative territoriali. Due casi: il Verbano-Cusio-Ossola e il Canton Ticino”, Quaderni IRCrES-CNR, vol. 3, n. 1, pp. 33-57, http://dx.doi.org/10.23760/2499-6661.2018.003.


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