Ingeniería e Investigación
versão impressa ISSN 0120-5609
CORTES ALDANA, Félix Antonio. The universitys socioeconomic setting related to innovation. Ing. Investig. [online]. 2006, vol.26, n.2, pp. 94-101. ISSN 0120-5609.
University-industry-government interaction is the key to improving conditions for innovation in a knowledge-based society. A second academic revolution aimed at integrating economic and social development (third mission) is transforming traditional university teaching and research into a university education intended for entrepreneurs. This paper thus analyses the evolution of the university/socio-economic environment relationship, the models used for explaining innovation and those encouraging innovation. Debate concerning new missions, research and a third mission are then presented. The previous elements may help determine new challenges facing Latin-American universities.
Palavras-chave : technology transfer; university-industry-government relationship; university mission; academic revolution; conflict of interest; innovation.