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Frontiers of Economics in China

Front. Econ. China    2017, Vol. 12 Issue (3) : 400-417
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Industrialized Innovation: The Connection of Science & Technology Innovation with Industrial Innovation
Yinxing Hong1(), Yao Lu2(), Jianghuai Zheng3()
1. School of Economics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China; Yangtze Delta Economic and Social Development Center, Nanjing University
2. School of Economics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
3. School of Economics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
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In light of the relationship and the current disconnection between science & technology (S&T) innovation and industrial innovation in China, it is necessary to put forward and emphasize the concept of industrialized innovation. Industrialized innovation is the bridge and intermediation between S&T innovation and industrial innovation, which is not only a concept, but also a mechanism and combination force. There are two ways to achieve industrialized innovation: through industry-university-research coordination and through technology entrepreneurship. The meaning of industry-university-research coordination is not about coordination among industry, university and research sectors in an institutional sense; rather it is about the coordination of the functions of cultivation and development in new industries, new technologies, and new talents of industrialized innovation. The incentive mechanism for industrialized innovation should motivate not only innovation but also coordination. Technology entrepreneurship is the industrialization of new technology through business start-ups, which occurs beyond the stage of incubation and development of new technology. The capital of technology entrepreneurship is the set consisting of knowledge capital manifested through technological innovation, human capital manifested through entrepreneurs, and physical capital in the form of venture capital. While physical capital is indispensable, knowledge capital and human capital play the decisive role in technology entrepreneurship. The industrialization of technological innovation involves two requirements: one is to enable the new technology industry to achieve a large scale rapidly, and the other is to fully realize the potential value of the new technology. Both requirements are reliant on effective innovation in business models.

Keywords scientific and technological innovation      industrial innovation      industrialized innovation     
Issue Date: 19 September 2017
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Yinxing Hong,Yao Lu,Jianghuai Zheng. Industrialized Innovation: The Connection of Science & Technology Innovation with Industrial Innovation[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2017, 12(3): 400-417.
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