عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: One of the consequences of globalization is the emergence of powerful regional economies, some of which have greater regional GDP than most countries. Therefore, the concept of regional competitiveness has become an important concept through which countries have a clear set of policies to support the development of their regions. Therefore, the present study seeks to introduce Roadmap as a suitable method for setting regional planning in order to regional development.
Method: A case study strategy has been used in this paper. The case for analysis is Illinois in the United States which delineating a science and technology roadmap for its regional planning. Based on benchmarking, the paper provides an appropriate research approach to set science and technology planning at the regional level in Iran.
Findings: The most important finding of the study is to provide a suitable roadmap for regional science and technology preparation in order to formulate appropriate regional development plans.
Conclusion: Considering the lack of a suitable method for prioritizing science and technology issues at the regional level in Iran, this study seeks to present and propose a suitable method, therefore, by examining the Illinois prioritization experience at first, Regional Roadmap based on science and technology has introduced as a tool for prioritizing regional science and technology. Then in future studies, government departments will be able to formulate effective regional programs in order to help to develop regions in terms of technological, innovational and economic views.