Paper title

“Models and suggestions for structuring innovation-centric universities to initiate knowledge based economies in the region”

Authors: Tarik Ozkul1 and Osman Dur2
: 1. Computer Eng. Department, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

2. Turksat A.S, Konya Yolu, Golbasi, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract — Nowadays innovation capability of a country is considered as one of the most valuable assets that contribute to the economy. One of the factor which shape the innovation capability of a country is the universities in that country. Together with the government policies and funding, universities can become initiators of innovation cycle which may lead to knowledge based economy transition in the country. In this paper models are given and suggestions are made for regional universities to assume this important new role.