عنوان مقاله [English]
Intermediary Organizations: Definitions, Types and Functions:In system approach to innovation, collaboration between different types of actors is seen as a key factor to the success of innovation. Due to the numerous gaps that prevent effective cooperation, the literature of science and innovation policy constantly refers to the need to organizations which play the role of mediator to bridge the gap. In this article we try to start with the introduction of intermediary organizations act as an intermediary in innovation. Then the types of these organizations have been explained. After that, a complete classification of the functions of these organizations is provided by literature review in the field of mediators.