The success factors of innovation ecosystems are used to develop the Government Programme RDI Road Map

The success factors for innovation environments and ecosystems are highlighted in a recent report  for the Ministry of Education and Culture, the results of which will be utilised in the government programme. The aim is to draw up a long-term plan to improve the RDI environment, increasing in the share of GDP in private and public investment and financing by 4%.

Innovation ecosystems are built on the dialogue networks populated by companies, research institutes, public sector actors and consumers. Nine case studies from the study identified the success factors and conditions for success that can be invested in to improve the functioning and effectiveness of innovation ecosystems. These factors were highlighted as follows:: identification of a common goal and structures supporting cooperation, the facilitation and coordination of cooperation, the diversity and activity of actors, the coordination of public and private sector activities and the continuity and coherence of policy.

The study recommended, among other things: restoring perseverance on RDI policy, flexible strategy and programming to support RDI cooperation and reinforcing synergies between national and regional objectives and development activities.

We carried out the study with 4Front.

Report: http://julkaisut.valtioneuvosto.fi/handle/10024/161808

A sustainable green transition is achieved by investing in the diversity of RDI activities – the AGDA project continues to work on this theme

AGDA is a Nordic development project funded by the Nordic Gender Equality Fund (NIKK). The project focuses on the opportunities that a greater focus on diversity and inclusion could create in the RDI-field, particularly in respect of green transition.

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MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

Read more A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?