Towards Combining the Innovation Ecosystem Concept with Intermediary Approach to Regional Innovation Development
Research and development is becoming a global phenomenon implemented on a purely collaborative basis. This leads to the need to search for partners, resources and ideas outside the company. Active development of information and digital technologies in the international practice has promoted gradual emergence of new forms of innovation intermediaries, which have not yet been applied in Russia. We suppose these new forms could be successfully implemented into the Russian innovation ecosystem. The present research is devoted to searching ways to unite the innovation ecosystem concept with the theory of innovation intermediation, emphasizing specific types of innovation intermediation and fundamental mechanisms thereof, supporting incentives and the role in an innovation ecosystem. The research results may be implemented into managerial practices to improve and increase the innovation feature and competitiveness of regional innovation systems of the Russian Federation and of concrete enterprises in particular.