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Interview Focus:

  • To develop a deeper understanding about the forces/institutions that helped and hindered the region in reaching its present state of development

  • To assess how alliances and networks support and promote regional innovation

  • To explore and confirm survey results, regarding regional and cluster priorities for action

Target Audience:

  • University/research and development community

  • Selected industry cluster leaders (balance of new and established companies)

  • Venture capitalists/financiers

  • Business service provider/advisors

  • Business associations and economic development organizations

Target Corporate Level:

Officers, senior management (special interest in Director of Research and Development, or person most involved with firm’s innovation policy)

Target Number:

30 interviews (more acceptable)


Four- six interviews in each audience category/subcategory of individuals that have participated in and/or observed the evolution of the region’s economy

Length of Interview:

Approximately one hour

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