Popis / Abstract:
Slovak national innovation system shows lower performance compared with the developed countries. One of the reasons is the unsatisfactory infrastructure of the public R&D organizations such as universities and the Slovak Academy of Sciences. This crucial issue was partially solved in programming period 2007-2013 when R&D infrastructures upgrading were systematically supported by ESIF. Totally 14 university science parks as well as research centers were built. They represent so-called R&D strategic infrastructure in Slovakia. All projects were implemented by national high-quality public R&D organizations.
Supported parks and centers have been built disproportionately in terms of regional funding distribution as well as the number of projects. The most intensive intervention was directed to Bratislava, Kosice and Zilina self-governing regions with the highest concentration of the R&D facilities. The highest portion of ESIF was focused on building of new facilities and respectively renovation of old ones. Additionally, more that half-portion of the overall funding was intended to reduce technological gap – new equipment and technologies were purchased.
All supported science parks and technology centers are fully compatible with the priority areas identified under national smart specialization strategy (RIS-3 SK). Consequently, strategic R&D infrastructures cover main R&D potential in current programming period as well.
Kľúčové slová / Keywords:
Reseach, Development, Infrastructure, Science Park, Research Center
Ako citovať / How to Cite:
M. Balog. 2018. Regional Aspect of the Aspect of the Slovak Science Parks and Research Centers. In Prognostické práce – Foresight, Analysis and Reccomendations / PP – FAR, vol. 10, no. 1-2, pp.80-90. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/PPFAR.2018.10.006
M. Balog. (2018). Regional Aspect of the Aspect of the Slovak Science Parks and Research Centers. In Prognostické práce – Foresight, Analysis and Reccomendations / PP – FAR, 10 (1-2), 80-90. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/PPFAR.2018.10.006