Innovation Policy Within the Greater Bay Area: Hong Kong and Shenzhen’s Cross-Border Regional Innovation System

HKUST IEMS Thought Leadership Brief No. 60


Naubahar Sharif

The innovation policy landscapes in Hong and Shenzhen differ considerably, with Hong Kong’s largely fragmented and duplicative and Shenzhen’s concentrated but less extensive. Together Hong Kong and Shenzhen constitute at best a weakly integrated cross-border regional innovation system. The two cities should pursue opportunities for policy coordination regarding overseas talent recruitment, collaborative R&D, strengthening regional competitiveness, and supporting start-ups.


About the author

Naubahar Sharif is Associate Professor of Social Science and Public Policy, and an HKUST IEMS Faculty Associate. More >> 


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