Analysis of Technopolis Role in Increasing Competitiveness

Muhadam Labolo, Muhammad Fadhil Achyari

Abstract


The impact of globalization raises a variety of challenges that must be faced by each region, including Aceh Province - Indonesia. Diverse problems come from various sectors such as the economy, macro and financial conditions, imbalance of population growth that will result in unemployment and poverty. The issues will certainly affect the society including the level of regional competitiveness. The main idea of Triple Helix is the importance of synergy between academician, business and government as well as social movement with purpose to develop a knowledge-based intelligence on economic sustainability. The method uses qualitative research that combines data analysis with the relevant aspect. Interview and literature study with key information from Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), rather than source and references from books and internet. Data analysis techniques worked with Miles and Huberman model that is used for data reduction, display and conclusion. According to the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) - National University of Singapore reports that Aceh is ranked 24th out of 34 provinces and it is exacerbated by the conditions of macroeconomic stability and financial conditions that are less competitive (that is ranked 27th and 26th). The level of life quality and infrastructure development is far worse than other regions (that is ranked 15th) and this paper intends to outline the roles, challenges and opportunities. Several chances of Technopolis including demographic bonus and the uniqueness of each area are considered but some problems such as legal, government and human research development must be solved. Technopolis must be applicable to increase the competitiveness based on innovation and science.

Aus. J. Bus. Sco S. & IT. Vol 2(3), July 2016, P 180-189


Keywords


Triple Helix; Technopolis; Competitiveness

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