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Teams-webinar 4.2.2021

Research Seminar: Ecosystems and innovation activity as engines of transition

Time: klo 14-16


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Jari Hyvärinen
Tel. +358 50 5577 803
jari.hyvarinen (at)

We are happy to invite you to the kick-off seminar of innovation research 2020.

The first theme of the seminar is sustainable growth, leadership, and the roles of SMEs in ecosystems. The second theme is the challenges of innovation activities, the co-operation of innovation actors, and the role of public interventions in RDI activities.

The aim of the innovation research funded by Business Finland is to find solutions to the global challenges of the Finnish economy and society. It also seeks to promote dialogue between researchers and stakeholders, such as policy makers.

In this call, ecosystem-driven projects examine the development of ecosystems from the perspective of sustainable development, the creation, governance and management of innovation ecosystems, and how SMEs get involved in ecosystems. In the remaining innovation-driven projects, the aim is to study the significance of innovation activities from the perspective of work development, the effects of co-operation between innovation actors and the dissemination of knowledge on regional innovation capacity, and to develop empirically tested impact assessment criteria, concepts and methods.


14:00-14:10 Innovation Research Call Themes, Jari Hyvärinen, Business Finland

Ecosystems and Growth

14:10-14:20 INNOSDG – Mapping Sustainable Development Activity; Its Evolution and Impact in STI and Businesses, Arash Hajikhani, VTT

14:20-14:30 Experiences of Successful Operations in Innovation Ecosystems, Erkki Ormala, Aalto yliopisto

14:30-14:40 50plus SIBS – 50plus Companies Sustainable Growth Paths and Resilience in Global Business Ecosystems, Olli-Pekka Ruuskanen, PTT

14:40-14:50 Comment: Petra Tarjanne, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Impacts of Innovation Activities

14:50-15:00 Reigning Growth through Innovation, Tero Kuusi, ETLA

15:10-15:20 ELVIS – Evolving Innovation Space, RDI Policies and Impact Evaluation, Jari Kuusisto, University of Vaasa

15:20-15:30 Effects of Subsidized Collaboration on Spatial Innovation Capacity, Maria Merisalo, VTT

15:30-15:40 Comment: Mika Maliranta, Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority

15:40-16:00 Final discussion

Seminar language is English.

Seminar link to the Finnish language webpage.