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MOTA, Teresa Lenice Nogueira da Gama. University-enterprise interaction in the knowledge society: reflections and reality . Ci. Inf. [online]. 1999, vol.28, n.1, pp. 79-86. ISSN 1518-8353. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-19651999000100011.
The purpose of this paper is to arouse a deeper reflection on university-enterprise as a vital element in knowledge society. The main reasons for this interaction process in face of the technological paradigm are presented in the introduction and point out to the main problems of science and technology in Latin America, with particular emphasis on the Brazilian economy, having as its backdrop the setting-up of an innovation system. In Section 2, the main existing advantages and disadvantages mechanisms of interaction are analyzed. The role of the interaction agents in that interface work is dealt with in Section 3. A suitable profile of the agents and the knowledge they should have are described, both the university environment and the entrepreneurial sector, to no detriment, of course, of the different models of technological development. As a conclusion, a reflection about the role of Brazilian State is presented as a leading actor for the technological development, including support to interface institutions.
Keywords : Knowledge society; Technological innovation; University-enterprise interaction.