Localization of innovation processes: beyond the concept of geographical proximit

The article concerns the concept of innovation actors proximity and its utility for the purposes of transfer processes analyses and modeling the system of relationships between its participants. The authors propose the new approach to qualitative evaluation of innovation systems through estimation of its’components proximity.

Keywords: localization of innovation processes, proximity, geographical proximity, innovation activities, innovation transfer, regional innovation system, communications, microsystem of innovation, technology brokerage