https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2205-374X ,
1 Presidium of the NAS of Ukraine
2 Сounselor of the Vice-President of the NAS of Ukraine
3 Institute for Economics and Forecasting of the NAS of Ukraine

Nauka naukozn. 2017, 4(98):  35-45

Section: Science and Innovation-driven development of economy and society
Language: English
Abstract: The article deals with the main stages of evolution of the policy on creation and support of innovative clusters in Ukraine, key initiatives of the state on promotion of clusters are considered. Particular attention is paid to the formation of specific clusters and their further development in conditions of deep social and economic crisis. It is shown that innovative clusters have not yet become a widespread phenomenon in Ukraine due to a number of reasons that are analyzed in the article. The recommendations on measures of state support of innovative clusters in the context of European integration processes are developed, with the particular emphasis on the role of scientific centers. These centers could become the basis of such clusters.

Keywords: innovation policy, clusters, legislative framework, eurointegration, crossborder cooperation.


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