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  • 1 NUTEK Innovation Policy Studies Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Sweden
  • 2 Karolinska Institutet Centre for Medical Innovations Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Sweden
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As a basis for policy decisions, governments are increasingly using analysis of systems of innovation. Fundamental to the systems of innovation approach is the recognition that innovation processes essentially are interactive activities.The present paper illustrates the use and limitations of bibliometries in analysing the knowledge production and knowledge flows in a section of an innovation system focusing on life science subject fields relevant to innovation processes in biotechnology. Bibliometrics can in this context be used to identify the actors in a research intensive innovation system, the scientific profiles of actors as well as identifying networks and collaboration patterns.