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2017 | No. 1 | 31-47

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The Wielkopolska Innovative Platform (WPI) as a modern medium of communication between science and business in healthcare


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According to literature data not many scientific studies exist about the influence of innovations on the hospital performance also in Poland, therefore the aim of this paper was to study assessed the use of databases collected on Wielkopolska Innovative Platform (WPI), an innovative internet tool realised since 2009 by the Department of Business Activity and Agriculture (WDGR) of the Town Council of the City of Poznań in cooperation with scientific institutes, research centres and universities, for healthcare services using knowledge discovery in databases analysis. The study was preceded by snowball sampling analysis of literature data also complement the Triple Helix concept of University-Industry-Government relations in Knowledge Society introduced by Etzkowitz and other authors. The major result of the research has shown that Wielkopolska Innovation Platform is a successful medium and communication platform between science, business and government used in healthcare. WPI strengthens the market ability and sharing of scientific achievements in healthcare into practical productive forces and thereby contributes to local economy.





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  • Poznań University of Economics & Business
  • Poznań University of Medical Sciences


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