Creation and Innovation: A Strategy for Regional Competitiveness

Hernández Arteaga, Isabel
Luna, Sara María
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Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Programa de Medicina, Pasto, Colombia, 00000
It is a priority for 21st-century universities that they be seen, by promoting and undertaking actions to fulfill their social responsibility. For this to occur they must embrace the concept of the university as an organization that, through its substantive functions, provides the conditions for comprehensive training of the person, the citizen, and the professional, and that in terms of research orients the creation, development, and innovation1 of knowledge to generate specific impacts on society that are different from those created by other organizations such as thecompany or the State.
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knowledge, competitiveness, regional development, University-Company-State relationship, social responsibility.