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J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2018, 4(3), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc4030037

Cross-Border Open Innovation of Early Stage Tech Incubation: A Case Study of FORGE, the First UK-China Accelerator Program

State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control, School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Received: 24 July 2018 / Revised: 12 August 2018 / Accepted: 13 August 2018 / Published: 14 August 2018
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This paper is a case study of FORGE, the first UK-China cross border accelerator program, conducted in the context of TusPark Newcastle, an overseas innovation center by TUS Holdings in the United Kingdom. It engages with current research that examines the role of trust, particularly in the area of cross-border trade. We suggest that this is especially pertinent for early stage technology companies, since in many cases, their products, business models and even founder reputations, are more unformed. We also look at the topic of cross-border incubation, particularly with China as the target market, and provide new insights for understanding the channels and barriers for international commercialization in China for early stage tech startups. Finally, we provide some suggestions for policy-makers on both sides to better coordinate efforts to increase innovation relationships like FORGE. View Full-Text
Keywords: cross-border; open innovation; technology transfer; innovation ecosystems cross-border; open innovation; technology transfer; innovation ecosystems
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Shao, Y.; Shi, L. Cross-Border Open Innovation of Early Stage Tech Incubation: A Case Study of FORGE, the First UK-China Accelerator Program. J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2018, 4, 37.

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