One of the cornerstones of the Vinnväxt programme is that academia, industry and the public sector – the Triple Helix – collaborate and mobilise around a common strategic agenda. The objective is for the innovation system to become internationally competitive in its strongest areas within ten years.
This report deals with the role of politicians and the public sector in regional innovation systems and clusters. Individuals from eight Vinnväxt processes and two other clusters have been interviewed. These processes include representatives of the political leadership of municipalities and county councils, the management of their administrative divisions and managers of governmental and regional agencies involved in the selected projects.
For Swedish version see/för svensk version se "Politiken, offentlig verksamhet - en av tre parter i samverkan" (Vinnova Rapport VR 2008:08).