Economic innovations depend not only from the way in which certain institutions function but, above all, from their collaboration and mutual influences, as a part of joint creation system and knowledge usage, and also from the way they interact with environment. The majority of the companies in Poland are small companies that do not have enough potential for effective implementation of new technological solutions. The access to adequate technical and consulting infrastructure and possibility to benefit from seed capital is an important value for their development and for creation of new innovative companies. Small companies do need support from the business environment institutions, support in a figure of agents in providing information, technology transfer and network creation with science institutions. And those are exactly technological parks.
I. APPROACH FOUNDATION FOR BENCHMARK RESEARCH OF TECHNOLOGICAL PARKS IN POLAND
II. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
III. BENCHMARKING – RESULTS
IV. SETTING BEST PRACTICES
V. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS