• Yu.A. Doroshenko Belgorod State Technological University named after V.G. Shukhov, Belgorod, Russia
  • I.G. Pavlova Belgorod State Technological University named after V.G. Shukhov, Belgorod, Russia


The new stage of planetary development is characterized by a structural reset of the global economy, associated with increased tension between centres of power and imbalance accumulation in the global trade and financial system, on one hand, and given the great technological leap, by a significant increase in the role of modern technologies, high-tech industries, innovative solutions that can change the industry structure fundamentally, as well as business models, factors and conditions of national economies competitiveness, on the other hand. The effective innovation infrastructure formation, providing conditions for creating and implementing opportunities for integration and effective use of education, science, industry and business resources at all stages of the innovation process, should be considered one of the main incentives for innovation development. However, in Russia at present there is a problem of inconsistency between the actual activities of innovation infrastructure facilities and the declared objectives. In this regard, the design of innovation infrastructure based on basic principles should be recognized as the most important stage of its life cycle, which lays the foundation for its further balanced functioning and development. The purpose of the research presented in the article is to define and disclose the essence of the principles of designing meso-level innovation infrastructure – a set of regional, sectoral and branch innovation infrastructures. According to the purpose, sequentially: the analysis of the main scientific approaches to understanding the essence of innovation infrastructure has been conducted; the place of the design process in the life cycle of innovation infrastructure, as well as its role in providing its further effective and reasonable functioning and development has been defined; the technology (through the description of processes) of innovation infrastructure design has been revealed; the principles of meso-level innovation infrastructure design and their description of the essence and content nature has been described. Prospects for further research, in the authors’ opinion, consist in detailed study of possibilities and mechanisms of the design process contribution to ensure the innovation infrastructure balance.


project life cycle, innovations, innovation activity, innovation infrastructure, meso-level, design


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About the authors

Yury A. Doroshenko – Doctor of Economics, Professor; Professor, Belgorod State Technological University named after V.G. Shukhov, Belgorod, Russia. E-mail: SPIN РИНЦ 2776-4575. ORCID 0000-0003-4250-3186
Irina G. Pavlova – Assistant Lecturer, Belgorod State Technological University named after V.G. Shukhov, Belgorod, Russia. E-mail: SPIN РИНЦ 5983-4310. ORCID 0000-0002-8991-3599

For citation

Doroshenko Yu.A., Pavlova I.G. Design Principles of Innovation Infrastructure at the Meso-Level // BENEFICIUM. 2022. Vol. 1(42). Pp. 40-46. DOI: 10.34680/BENEFICIUM.2022.1(42).40-46