Importance Innovative development is one of the strategic goals of any region. Attaining this goal requires to set up a regional innovation system (RIS), which would boost the innovative activity of economic agents and have a positive effect on the place competitiveness. Objectives The research provides the rationale for the RIS as part of the national innovation system (NIS) and, respectively, its key elements, such as innovative infrastructure, competitive environment in the market, innovative policy. Methods The research involves general methods of research, systems approach, macroeconomic analysis, synthesis, induction, deduction, comparative analysis. The research also draws upon the general theory of systems that views the RIS as a NIS constituent, and aspects of an institutional analysis. Results The article ranks Russia by innovative activity level, determines trends in scientific capabilities of the Ulyanovsk oblast and maps out the formation of the regional innovation system, which implies the institution for development of innovative economy as the single coordinating and transacting center for all innovation-driven parties. Conclusions and Relevance RIS shall be further promoted and improved for socio?economic development of the region and its competitiveness growth. Furthermore, it is necessary to prioritize the formation of scientific capabilities as the basis for the innovative economy.
Keywords: innovative activity, regional innovation system, innovative economy, region
Korchagin P.V. [Specificities of contemporary innovative development and formation of the regional innovative system]. Problemy sovremennoi ekonomiki = Problems of Modern Economics, 2011, no. 1. URL: http://m-economy.ru/art.php?nArtId=3494 (In Russ.)
Lundvall B.‐A. National Systems of Innovation: Towards a Theory of Innovation and Interactive Learning. London, Pinter Publishers, 1992.
Freeman L.C. Technology Policy and Economic Performance: Lessons from Japan. London, Frances Pinter, 1987.
Nelson R.R. National Innovation Systems: A Comparative Analysis. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press, 1993.
Moskvina O.S. [Methodological issues of regional innovational systems forecasting]. Vestnik UrFU. Ser. Ekonomika i upravlenie = Bulletin of Ural Federal University. Series Economics and Management, 2013, no. 1, pp. 86–93. (In Russ.)
Sukhanova P.A. [The model of a regional innovation system: national and foreign approaches]. Vestnik Permskogo universiteta. Ser. Ekonomika = Perm University Herald. ECONOMY, 2015, no. 4, pp. 92–102. (In Russ.)
Kupriyanov S.V., Stryabkova E.A., Zarkovich A.V. [Features assessment of regional innovation system with regard to the impact of cluster development]. Fundamental'nye issledovaniya = Fundamental Research, 2014, no. 9-5, pp. 1057–1061. (In Russ.)
Migunova G.S. [Organizational and economic aspects of regional innovative system formation]. Vestnik Belgorodskogo universiteta kooperatsii, ekonomiki i prava = Herald of Belgorod University of Cooperation, Economics and Law, 2011, no. 4, pp. 241–247. (In Russ.)
Romanova M.V. [Methodical approaches to evaluation performance of regional innovative system]. Mir nauki, kul'tury, obrazovaniya = The World of Science, Culture, Education, 2012, no. 5, pp. 342–345. (In Russ.)
Rodionova N.D. [Economic space of the region in networking actors of the regional innovation system]. Vestnik Rostovskogo gosudarstvennogo ekonomicheskogo universiteta (RINKh) = Vestnik of Rostov State University of Economics, 2015, no. 1, pp. 131–138. (In Russ.)
Taras'ev A.A., Krivenko I.A., Pecherkina M.S., Kashina T.O. [Simulation of the investment attractiveness of science in a region]. Ekonomika regiona = Economyof Region, 2016, vol. 12, iss. 1, pp. 303–314. (In Russ.)
Sukharev O.S. [Economic growth of a rapidly developing economy: Theoretical formulation]. Ekonomika regiona = Economyof Region, 2016, vol. 12, iss. 2, pp. 359–370. (In Russ.)
Khanchuk N.N., Semke Yu.S. [The role of innovation infrastructure in the regional innovation system]. Vestnik Zabaikal'skogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta = Bulletin of ZabGU, 2016, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 124–133. (In Russ.)
Pshigosheva A.Yu., Khochueva Z.M. [Formation of a competitive innovation system]. Sibirskaya finansovaya shkola = Siberian Financial School, 2014, no. 5, pp. 140–143. (In Russ.)
Etzkowitz H. Troinaya spiral'. Universitety – predpriyatiya – gosudarstvo. Innovatsii v deistvii [The Triple Helix. University – Industry – Government. Innovation in Action]. Tomsk, TUSUR University Publ., 2010, 238 p.
Drobyshevskaya L.N., Kolinko V.A. [Institutional-economic designing of a regional innovation system]. TerraEconomicus, 2010, no. 3-3, pp. 15–23. (In Russ.)