Contest as an innovation projects growth mechanism

The article is dedicated to the innovation ecosystems development questions which comes as a derivative of the ecosystem’ innovation projects development. It is shown that innovation projects development is quasidiscrete and the transition from one stage to another is a contest. Also the questions of ecosystem’ standalone events positioned as innovation projects contests are considered. It is shown that innovation contest survive and develop only if they help innovation projects to move from one stage o another

Keywords: innovation projects contests, entrepreneurship, startups, innovation ecosystem, entrepreneurial ecosystem, innovation project stages, coompetion