Bio economy and entrepreneurial ecosystem patterns Case study for Romania - USH ProBusiness


  • Costin Lianu University Spiru Haret



bio economy, entrepreneurial ecosystems, universities, knowledge transfer, clusters, smart specialization, communities of practice


This paper is investigating various patterns of entrepreneurial relations and engagements  that may help the shift to bio economy  and the ways they can facilitate entrepreneurial understanding and access to markets and business opportunities in this field. It also investigate the role of universities and cluster in transfer of knowledge towards bio economy and possibilities of interaction making a case study on USH ProBusiness in Romania. Main conclusion of the paper is that participation of  entrepreneurs, especially SME but also large companies in active  Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (EE)   plays an essential role in transposing bio economy  from strategy to action but some regions may be well advanced  and other lagging behind. High trust and large EE in terms of networking are better fit to accelerate the knowledge and innovation process and universities may play a major role in this direction, as important catalyst.

Author Biography

Costin Lianu, University Spiru Haret

Running USH ProBusiness, the entrepreneurial center of the University Spiru Haret as General Director. Active involvment in research and practicioneer in cluster managment anf other entrpreneurial network.Sctive participatipn in cluster managment. Special  focus on smart specialization in the Danube macro-region in bio economy included. Special focus on cluster cooperation and university - industry interactions.


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