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1 Regional innovation hubs and their role to international cooperation Brazilian delegation 22-26th August 2011 Ministerial Adviser, Dr. Pirjo Kutinlahti

2 Outline Finnish cluster policy approach Centre of Expertise programme as a flagship for regional development Regional innovation hubs and ecosystems Concluding remarks

3 Finnish Cluster Policy Development LOCAL/REGIONAL PHASE (Early 1990s to early 2000s ) Objective to promote structural change, upgrade and create production factors on the basis of national strongholds Extensive cluster research programme in NATIONAL PHASE ( ) From picking the winners type of policies to enhancing innovation framework conditions Pragmatic, bottom-up approach, general guidelines, no detailed planning or intervention TRANSNATIONAL PHASE (2010->) Focus on internationally acknowledged innovation hubs Strong research and innovation platforms in nationally prioritised fields

4 National R&D Programmes Strong point of Finland since the 1980s SHOK = National Strategic Centers for Science, Technology & Innovation OSKE = Regional Centres of Expertise Programme EU FP7 JTI, ETP, EIT Eureka ERANET, art. 169 OSKE (13) National R&D Programs (Tekes & Academy) (approx 40) SHOK (6)

5 Centre of Expertise Programme The Finnish Experience Concept in Renewing the Programme 2007+

6 Idea of the Centre of Expertise Programme To utilise top level knowledge and expertise as a resource for business operations, job creation and regional development

7 Science Parks in and CoE concept in 1980 s Universities University in early 1990 s Company Science Park Companies Universities Polytechnics in late 1990 s and 2000 s Centre of Expertise Programme Science Park Companies

8 Period Centres of Expertise Lapland CoE for the Experience Industry Experience Industry Oulu Region CoE IT, Medical-, Bio- and Environmental Technology Jyväskylä Region CoE IT, Control of Papermaking, Energy and Environmental Technology Kainuu CoE Measuring Technique and Chamber Music Kuopio Region CoE Pharmaceutical Development, Health Care- and Agrobiotechnology Network CoE for Food Development Raahe Nivala Tornio CoE Metal and Maintenance Services Kokkola Region CoE Chemistry CoE for Western Finland Energytechnology North Carelia CoE Wood Technology and Forestry, Polymer Technology and Tooling Mikkeli Region CoE Composite and coatings Lahti Region CoE Design, Quality and Ecology Network CoE for Turism Network CoE for Wood Products Seinäjoki Region CoE Foodindustry and Embedded Syst. Tampere Region CoE Engineering and automation, ICT, Media Services and Health Care Tech Satakunta CoE Materials and Distance Technology South-West Finland CoE Biomaterilas, Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical Development, Surface Tech. of Materials, ICT and Cultural Content Production Helsinki Region CoE Active Materials and Microsystems, Gene Technology, Software Product Business, Digital Media, e-learning and Cultural Industry, Health Care Technology and Logistics South-East Finland CoE High Tech Metal Structures, Prosess and Systems for Forest Industry, Logistics and Expertise on Russia Häme CoE Vocational Expertise and e- Learning Hyvinkää Region CoE Lifting and Transfer Machines Regional Network

9 Kuopio Technology Centre Teknia

10 Key Figures of Science Parks in Finland 24 science parks 650 employees 120 MEUR turnover business contacts enterprises and other organisations experts over m2

11 OSKE main factors Durable, long term policy commitment of Government Focus on world class expertise Competitive tendering: state basic funding as catalyst and status Recognizing the regional needs and opportunities National co ordination Specialization between regions and increase of critical mass in R&D Public private partnership at regional level

12 OSKE partners at regional level Joint strategy OSKE connects different innovation policy actors

13 Lessons of Silicon Valley for other regions by Professor Annalee Saxenian Create forums for dialog across sectors Public and private sectors Educational institutions and industry Finance, manufacturing and service sectors Support inter-firm collaboration Build bridges with overseas communities

14 OSKE Centre of Expertise Programme Centre of Expertise Programme is a governmental programme promoting commerzialisation of knowledge and know-how To make innovation environments more attractive, To create internationally competitive centres of expertise To facilitate the emergence of new enterprises and jobs, and the renewal of business operations To recognise and create new business opportunities emerging at the interfaces between competence sectors and industries

15 OSKE s strategic choices for Regional approach cluster approach Attactive innovation environments Industrial renewal International networks and partnerships Foresight activities Growth oriented, international business Business intelligence and demand driven innovations Cross sectoral and cross cluster collaboration 15

16 13 competence clusters based on regional strengts Living business Joensuu, Hämeenlinna, Lahti, Helsinki Digital Content Hämeenlinna, Helsinki, Tampere, Kouvola Food Development Kuopio, Helsinki, Seinäjoki, Turku Forest Industry Future Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kokkola, Mikkeli, Lappeenranta, Turku HealthBio Kuopio, Oulu,Helsinki, Tampere, Turku Health and Well being Kuopio, Oulu, Helsinki, Tampere Ubiquitous Computing Jyväskylä, Oulu, Pori, Helsinki, Tampere Tourism and Experience Management Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Savonlinna, Turku Maritime Lappeenranta, Pori, Turku, Vaasa, Raahe Nanotechnology Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kokkola, Mikkeli, Oulu, Helsinki, Tampere Energy Technology Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Vaasa, Pori ja Tampere Cleantech Kuopio, Lahti, Oulu, Helsinki Intelligent Machines Hyvinkää, Hämeenlinna, Lappeenranta, Seinäjoki, Tampere

17 22 Centres of Expertise ROVANIEMI RAAHE OULU KOKKOLA KAJAANI VAASA SEINÄJOKI KUOPIO JOENSUU IN ONE COMPETENCE CLUSTER IN NINE COMPETENCE CLUSTERS PORI HÄMEENLINNA HYVINKÄÄ TURKU JYVÄSKYLÄ SAVONLINNA MIKKELI TAMPERE LAHTI LAPPEENRANTA KOUVOLA HELSINKI

18 Cluster Example: HealthBIO Biotech Competence Cluster Oulu Oulu Innovation Ltd Biomoleculars Bioprocess Biosensor research Bio - electronics Tampere Finn-Medi Research Ltd Biomaterials Tissue Technology Immunology Bio -IT Turku Turku Science Park Ltd National coordination Pharmaceutical development Biomaterials Diagnostics Molecular Biology Kuopio Kuopio Innovation Ltd Pharmaceutical development Molecular Science Biomaterials Helsinki Region Culminatum Ltd Molecular Medicine Neuroscience Bioinformatics Industrial process development

19 Government s catalytic basic funding Total project funding (EU, national): 535 million euros OSKE basic (government) funding: 40 million euros

20 Direct impacts of OSKE in / new high-skill jobs 272 new high-tech businesses 1115 new innovations (products, concepts) 373 new networks people trained companies involved in OSKE functions in 2010

21 (Regional-based) Innovation hubs and ecosystems

22 Global networking in value creation Value chains are becoming specialized and distributed all over the world Resources are globally usable (R=G) Companies are increasingly outsourcing their RDI Resources are concentrating into certain knowledge hubs or innovation centers These centers are globally collaborating Innovation centers provide world-class ecosystems for innovation Competition is taking place between ecosystems

23 An emerging framework for innovation: Global networks of knowledge hubs Complementary skills, knowledge and production Hub Ecosystem Local innovation center Specialized knowledge hub Brain circulation Hub Ecosystem Collaboration Digital networking Knowledge transfer Hub Ecosystem Source Professor Antti Hautamäki: Sustainable innovation, 2010

24 Example of transnational clustering: BSR STARS BSR Stars purpose is to create a number of world leading innovation hubs in the Baltic Sea region by linking strong Research & Innovation milieus, Clusters and SME networks

25 Value add of Trans/international Clustering Better access to global value chains Widening the innovation capacity of less developed Provides new business opportunities for SMEs and accelerates their internationalisation! More efficient use of regional and national R&D&I funding through shared efforts Better access to EU and other international R&D funding

26 Concluding remarks Conflicting interests between the regional development and supporting the exploitation of top expertise. -> Balancing regional and innovation policy objectives needed Cluster based model has been very successful in combining the regional strengths and smart specialisation but, it may also be a hindrance for renewal of industries in the region (lock-in situation) Future perspective: Focus on thematic networks and global value chains Cross-sector and cross-cluster cooperation is needed!

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