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Table 7 Public roles and network functions

From: The public sector’s role in Norwegian network cooperation: triple helix or laissez-faire?

Functions MA Blue Maritime CleanTech Smart Energy Smart Care
Incentives to become member Opportunity to meet politicians for informing/lobbying Lobbying towards public sector Public sector as target for lobbying Public sector sees network as an opportunity to meet private companies Public sector sees network as an opportunity to meet private companies
Knowledge sharing      Sharing of knowledge between municipalities and companies
Innovation      Public-private cooperation, pilots Public budgets decide future market
Legitimation   Membership gives good reputation in public sector More visible for public sector   
Mobilisation of resources Network leaders direct companies to public funding agencies for financial support    Public sector represented in network’s board Good relations to Greater Stavanger and county municipality
Externalities     Business development as a general goal