A Hub-based University Innovation Model


  • Samuel Prieto Mejia Magdalena University
  • Juan Manuel Montes University of Medellin
  • John Alexander Taborda School of Engineering, University of Magdalena




hub, social innovation, university innovation models, regional innovation ecosystems.


This article uses a conceptual approach to propose an innovation model for regional universities. It demonstrates that the traditional university encounters several obstacles that hinder its full integration into the development of its respective region and explains why currently known models cannot adapt to regions that have deficient relationships with the government and lack an entrepreneurial base. The new model is based on a structure composed of units called “innovation hubs” and incorporates social innovation, thus permitting the university to become integrated into the regional innovation ecosystems. The Magdalena University in Colombia was used as a reference in developing the model.


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Author Biographies

Samuel Prieto Mejia, Magdalena University

Professor of Systems Engineering, University of Magdalena. Ph.D. student in Administration at the University of Medellin

Juan Manuel Montes, University of Medellin

Professor Ph.D in Administration, University of Medellín

John Alexander Taborda, School of Engineering, University of Magdalena

Professor School of Engineering, University of Magdalena


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How to Cite

Prieto Mejia, S., Montes, J. M., & Taborda, J. A. (2019). A Hub-based University Innovation Model. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 14(1), 11–17. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242019000100011



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