de Noronha Vaz, Teresa Galindo, Purificación Vicente Nijkamp, Peter
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Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 13-107/VIII
This paper offers a new methodology to identify R&D and innovation clusters, on the basis of a regional analysis of innovation support systems in Portugal. Using a web-based inventory of R&D and innovation agencies, an extensive data base is created. This data set is next analyzed by means of Principal Coordinates Analysis followed by a Logistic Biplot approach (leading to Voronoi mappings) in order to design a systematic typology of innovation clusters in the main regions in Portugal. A striking result is the significant difference in innovation systems at regional level in Portugal. The paper is concluded with policy recommendations.
R&D and innovation regional innovation systems principal coordinates analysis logistic biplot Voronoi mapping public policy