Open Access Article SciPap-1550
Innovation Ecosystem in Selected Regions of the Czech Republic and Poland
by Jindra Peterková 1,*, Katarzyna Czerná 2 iD icon and Jarmila Zimmermannová 3 iD icon

1 Department of Economy and Management, Moravian Business College Olomouc, tř. Kosmonautů 1288/1, Olomouc 779 00, Czechia

2 Department of Business Administration, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 2172/15, Ostrava 708 00 Ostra, Czechia

3 Department of Sustainable Development, Moravian Business College Olomouc, tř. Kosmonautů 1288/1, Olomouc 779 00, Czechia

* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Abstract: There are no official statistics in the Czech Republic and Poland mapping the number of start-ups, spin-offs, and organizations supporting innovative businesses. The paper defines the specifics of innovation ecosystem in selected regions of the CZ Moravian-Silesian Region and PL Silesian Voivodeship. Similar economic and socio-cultural developments characterize chosen regions. Hypotheses are defined whose statistical significance is evaluated through the Pearson Chi-Square test. The results are estimated separately for the Moravian-Silesian Region and Silesian Voivodeship and focus on identifying the ownership of organizations, the nature of services provided, and the average annual occupancy of clients in the business phase financing business support programs and possible cooperation between organization. Using the hierarchical cluster analysis with the Ward method, the authors described four clusters. Based on the results obtained from the solution, a general model of the innovation ecosystem supporting innovative entrepreneurship is defined.

Keywords: Business Incubator, Startup, Coworking, Innovation Ecosystem, Science And Technology Park

JEL classification:  M1 - Business Administration,  M2 - Business Economics,  O3 - Innovation • Research and Development • Technological Change • Intellectual Property Rights

SciPap 2022, 30(1), 1550;

Received: 27 May 2022 / Revised: 4 August 2022 / Accepted: 10 August 2022 / Published: 30 August 2022