One of the main ways of development and stimulation of innovation activities is creation of an innovative infrastructure that integrates resources of science, large enterprises, including industrial, as well as small and medium businesses.
Information and consulting services, office space and equipment
Industrial space for high-tech industries
Technical support of small innovative companies
The main objective of an innovation infrastructure is to facilitate solving the problems of using resources needed to implement the innovation process. As is generally known, the process of creating a new (innovative) product goes through several stages, starting from idea origination, fundamental scientific research and development of the product prototype (R & D) to serial production and selling the product to consumers. All this way called "innovation corridor" is based on enterprises using in their work a whole complex of resources: production and technology, financial, personnel, information, and others.
In the Russian Federation the innovation infrastructure consists of: innovative and technology centers, business incubators, techno parks, etc.