Mind the Gap: New types of innovation habitats to help startups grow and scale faster: The Digital Catapult Centres in UK

Aline Figlioli, Howard Rush, Jonathan Sapsed

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Abstract

This developmental paper makes an analogy with the much known British expression “Mind the Gap”, considering innovation habitats as instruments that can mitigate the gaps in the system and catalyse the innovation process, especially the relationships among startups and other actors in the system. These habitats represent a new form of innovation support, distinct from established instruments like technology parks and incubators, operating at a lower level of investment with activities that are typically co-produced with their participants. In the literature, and in empirical studies, we may find a range of innovation habitats, with their own remits and definitions. This paper begins with an exploration of such issues, focusing on an innovative policy initiative supported by Innovate UK (formerly UK Technology Strategy Board): the Digital Catapult Centres. The overall research objective is to understand the critical factors behind the implementation and operation of these Centres. The research also aims to obtain a better understanding of public policies to support them and the results generated by such Centres.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBAM 2017
Place of PublicationWarwick
Pages0-0
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2017
EventBAM 2017 - Warwick University, 5 September 2017
Duration: 1 Jan 2017 → …

Conference

ConferenceBAM 2017
Period1/01/17 → …

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