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Business engineering incubators: a cooperation case for cluster’s development

Oliveira, Antônio Honorato de; Marins, Fernando Augusto Silva; Delamaro, Mauricio César

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Abstract

Abstract: Paper aims: To present the performance and contributions of a business incubator that acts as a link between the members of an industrial cluster and a higher education institution that acts in the field of engineering. 

Originality: Most articles focus on incubators from the point of view of internal activities, the nature of incubation processes, and financing intermediary programs for nascent businesses. This work aimed to broaden the traditional approach of the academic constructs researched on the role of business incubators by bringing the contributions of one of the largest Brazilian business incubators to the formation and development of an industrial cluster. 

Research method: The results represent the extract from a case study. The inductive method of basic research with a combined approach is applied for exploratory and descriptive purposes, using documentary analysis and field research. 

Main findings: This paper addresses a successful integration between an engineering school and the business environment through its incubator while summarizes the trajectory of this incubator, and highlights, among other contributions to the local industrial cluster, the significant survival rate of its graduated companies. 

Implications for theory and practice: Coordinated actions among members of the triple helix model are evidenced in this paper and may form the basis for similar experiments involving government agencies, educational institutions and the industrial environment.

Keywords

Triple helix model, Business engineering incubator, Clusters, Innovation, Development

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