The Innovative and Educational Cluster as a Mechanism to Accelerate Innovation Process in the Region

The article examines the creation of the innovative and educational cluster in Moldova (Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia), based on international experience. Disclosure of the principal conditions for its effective functioning in the republic: the creation of the legal framework to support the formation of such structures at the national and regional level, the development of innovation infrastructure, promoting and strengthening the culture of innovations in the regional economy and the country.

Keywords: innovation and education cluster, innovations, regional development, Gagauzia