Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 66

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Science parks in Western Europe: can the model be replicated in Central-Eastern European countries

Michela Lazzeroni

Geographia Polonica (1995) vol. 66, pp. 147-160


In recent years, at both local and national levels, various initiatives have been promoted with the aim of creating specific environments and conditions which may favour the creation and development of high-tech activities and/or organise new spaces and structures to locate these activities. Examples of such environments are science and technology parks and other types of high-tech concentrations. The purpose of this paper is to describe the characteristics of Western European initiatives and to suggest possible analogous development patterns for Central-Eastern European countries.

Keywords: Science and Technology Parks, technopoles, innovation centres, East-Central Europe, high technology centres

Michela Lazzeroni, University of Pisa, Department of Environmental and Spatial Science Via S.Giuseppe 22, 56100 Pisa, Italy