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1 How the regional and national science park concept and strategies have changed and developed in Finland over 22 years Changing strategies and their impact on the Finnish innovation sector In our presentation we shall describe strategy-level development utilising the Science Park concept in Finland and will conclude by outlining today's strategy. We shall illustrate the thought processes behind the concept through content descriptions and practical examples. The TEKEL network strategy focuses on four main areas. We have four members of TEKEL's board presenting the operational content and significance of each of these areas. The 4 areas we will look at are: Creative Innovation Environments; Specialised services for growth companies; National and EU programmes as a strategic tool; and Fourth area. Creative Innovation Environments Creative Innovation Environments Managing Director Pasi Mäkinen Culminatum Innovation Ltd. The role of science parks has its own new set of challenges in building a creative innovation environment. A creative innovation environment founded upon a creative culture and creative talents. It is also important to manage innovation environments by setting mutual objectives, building facilities and services which attract companies and talent. The aim is take into account the end users needs seeing things from a new perspective. It is not such an easy task to take the lead role in constructing an innovation environment. But the public sector has an equally important role in building facilities, promoting innovations to open up the market for services and products which do not exist yet through the use of procurement and promoting innovation activity. It is a new role for the public sector. This is a new opportunity for science parks to be a partner in this kind of development. The paradigm is changing from triple helix to quadruple helix, where customers are at the centre of development. Science parks can also support the creation, growth and internationalisation of technology-intensive business and growth companies. As well as coordinating the building of innovation environments and co-operation between different stakeholders, science parks could take a holistic and creative approach in the regional innovation environment. Their role is to foster co-operation between innovation networks and institutions located within a region. Centres in that role can offer innovation and operating environments that stimulate growth business development services office facilities that can be adapted to meet the needs of the customer programme and project co-ordination, and key contact management and networking services managing the development of customer needs One example of this new way of thinking is the case of Espoo in Finland. Espoo is known for its Nokia cluster, Aalto university and the biggest technology campus in the Nordic countries. The aim of Espoo is to develop a globally unique innovation ecosystem which aims to find solutions for great societal challenges and pave the way for business opportunities. The City of Espoo takes an active role in coordinating an innovation ecosystem based on collaboration between universities, businesses and the public as well as the voluntary sector. The City of Espoo has a strategy called T3, in which three types of city region create an innovation environment combining art, business and research. The aim of this development is to attract creative individuals, expertise, investment and capital, as well as other resources relevant to the stakeholders. Moreover, in line with the Espoo framework, the region is being developed as an environment where new products, services, cutting-edge expertise and innovation are created.

2 Collaboration between the present actors is required in order to understand the different needs of users in the region and user-orientation. T3-region can become an innovation environment on a global level as well as a test bed for sustainable development and a method for demonstrating of a new kind of human-centric environment where productive and healthy living, working and recreation conditions are arranged in the same area. The aim is that the region develops as a holistic user-centred system in which the physical environment forms a service platform to support the processes taking place. Otaniemi, Tapiola and Keilaniemi in Espoo create a unique area combining art, business and research. Otaniemi is already one of Europe's leading innovation environments and Keilaniemi represents a world-class business environment. Tapiola is known as a respected residential area and a garden city in Espoo, but also as the heart of cultural services and creativity. T3 sub-regions have evolved in isolation. The shared potential of the regions means it is possible to realise significantly better results by combining them into an interactive functional entity, and globally attractive innovation ecosystem that can support the development of competitive advantages of the organisations within them. Figure illustrates the objectives, key activities and themes. (Markku Markkula 2011) To develop creative innovation environment successfully, this should be done in connection with city planning and urban structure development. The success of the implementation creative innovation environment development need how it encourages creative collaboration and how these affect city planning and structures. How can pilots schemes and demonstrations promote the desired change and how can a profound collaboration be created between the development programme and other programmes will be critical for the initiative? The following have been developed to enable this: necessary concepts, methods and virtual platforms as well as the tool kits to support the different needs of their user groups collaboration especially within Aalto University, supported by the existing international networks workshops and forums to implement development and application

3 a shared workspace for the development programme, other activities and other common interest groups. This requires significant development of theoretical models and working practices, together with the advanced decision-making by parties, stakeholders and partners responsible for other parts of the working package: Through testing and implementing demonstration projects related to sustainable development: studying, piloting, demonstrating and verifying new models. In collaboration with major businesses, higher education and research institutions in the region: global partnerships and working culture, innovative concepts and methods to support them. By developing the decision-making processes needed to solve societal challenges: finest international knowledge and collaboration, developing competencies and methods of the decisionmakers. This kind of development could be the next generation of innovation environments and the forerunner of a new science park model. (Reference Markkula, Markku ES Research Program: Work Package on Regional Innovation Ecosystem (RIE). Memo on how to achieve the desired goals.) Services for growth-oriented, knowledge-intensive small and medium size enterprises Managing Director Jari Lauronen Joensuu Science Park Ltd. For more than 20 years, Finnish science and technology parks have offered versatile services for growth-oriented, knowledge-intensive small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). The services have been offered to both start-up companies and more-established companies. Over the years financing for the services has been mainly facilitated through different public sources. In practice, this means that the most common operation method has been project-based. As a result of the different regional needs the content and portfolio of the services has developed differently in different areas of Finland. Therefore, the history of these developments is difficult to describe in general and in this document we have used Joensuu Science Park Ltd as an example. However, the service operations today and in the future are described on national level. Joensuu Science Park Ltd. The company was established in The company s original objective was to strengthen and diversify co-operation between enterprises and universities. After evaluating different possibilities the science park concept was found to be the most promising and best suited to the purposes of the city of Joensuu. In the beginning, the main focus was to offer office premises for knowledge-intensive SMEs. In addition, miscellaneous projects, financed from different regional development funds, were also undertaken. Most often the projects were very specific. Concurrently, several other organisations in the region of North Carelian (population approx. 180,000 at that time) were conducting similar projects, for example, in almost every municipality, institutes, universities etc. By way of example, there were more than ten different development projects aiming to assist SMEs in the wood industry. However, at that time the number of enterprises in the industry with growth potential was estimated to be well below fifty for the whole region. In summary, at the beginning of the 1990s the regional service portfolio was very unclear particularly, when considered from an enterprises perspective.

4 The first state-financed centre of expertise programme began in Finland in The clear focus of the programme was regional development. Joensuu Science Park Ltd. became involved in the programme In the beginning the focus was simply to learn how to operate in the programme and prepare the application for the second programme season ( ). In 1999, the most important project was the establishment of the wood and forest knowledge centre, Puugia. In this project there were several new features for the regional innovation system. Firstly the aim was to concentrate all development projects for the wood and forestry industry under the coordination of Puugia. Secondly the aim was to establish a test factory for product and production development of SMEs. The third aim was to plan and realise regional level development projects in co-operation with different development organisations. The targets were reached and in this way Joensuu Science Park Ltd. was given the regional responsibility for the development of wood and forestry industry. At the same time the similar processes were realised for the development of SMEs in the metal and plastics industry. As a result the knowledge centre Imtec was established. In general, during this phase the largest investments were in the different operating premises, machines, equipment etc. Actual investments to services for the development of business processes of SMEs still remained inferior. Joensuu Science Park Ltd. was accepted a member of the European business and innovation centre network (BIC). From the beginning of its BIC membership, services for start-up companies such as support in writing business plans, evaluation of business plans and assistance in acquiring public support funding were offered. The year 2000 introduced European structural fund programmes as a real resource in establishing new types of development services for the regional SMEs. Regional level projects such as strategybased business development projects, marketing support projects, ICT-development projects, cooperation network development projects, quality development projects, training support development projects etc, were all funded from the different European structural fund programmes. In addition, the first own business incubator programme also began. The volume of different services increased remarkably due this funding. At the same time Joensuu Science Park Ltd. acquired indisputable prime role as a development partner for SMEs operating wood, forestry, metal, plastic and ICT businesses in North Carelian. From , co-operation in the regional innovation system began to take on more permanent and systematic forms. Several co-operation agreements were concluded and their content was realised. Since 2007, Joensuu Science Park Ltd. development projects are still mainly funded from the new centre of expertise programme ( ) and the new European structural fund programmes ( ). However, particularly in the new centre of expertise programme one of the main focuses of these new programmes is to create national level co-operation clusters for selected niche areas. In practice this has meant that the number of national and even international level cooperation projects has increased remarkably. Tekel network services for growth-oriented and knowledge-intensive SMEs today The members of Tekel ry. have co-operated in the development of service concepts particularly in a context of long-term incubation. Recently, co-operation in the service concept development has extended to all areas of activities of science and technology parks. The development of a common concept for business support services has been especially intensive. The main philosophy behind the development is that common concepts in the activities of science and technology parks will create a solid base for network operation. Amongst others common concepts enable the exchange of best practices, common service concepts to be improved more effectively, and specialisation within the Tekel network etc. They also make it easier to describe the operations of the network. Furthermore, it makes the network more understandable to those outside innovation system operators and thus, more convincing as a national-level operator and co-operation partner. In the Tekel network we already share several different concepts and development tools at the moment. At the same time we have started several new projects, in which we further develop common service concepts.

5 It seems that the development work has already strengthened our negotiation position both on a national and regional level. It has also made it easier to communicate our activities to ordinary local people. Tekel network services in the future By speaking of the future we are of course speculating. However, in this paper we present one vision, which we believe could be the effective and best performing solution in the future. We in Tekel ry. believe that in the future the Tekel network will be the national and internationallevel operator, which has an indisputable role in the Finnish innovation system as a primary development partner of growth-oriented and knowledge-intensive SMEs. The members of the Tekel network will share common, carefully planned and tested service concepts, which, are nevertheless under continuous improvement processes. The members of the Tekel network will also have their own areas of expertise. For example a member that is specialised in environmental business, can offer its support services to other network members, which have similar kinds of customers. The financing of these services will be arranged from both local and national public funds. The form of operation will be based on the principle of the so-called buyer producer model. This might be arranged for example in such a way that a buyer is a local office of the national authority. They will put out a tender for a three year contract to arrange support services for growth-oriented and knowledge-intensive SMEs in the region. We believe that the members of the Tekel network are able to be very successful in this competitive tender. As a consequence of this arrangement the Finnish innovation system will operate in the most effective way. National and EU programmes as a strategic tool Executive Director Kyösti Jääskeläinen Finnish Science Park Association TEKEL The implementation of the Finnish science park national network programme began with the Centre of Expertise Programme in The creation of this programme was likely to be the first real manifestation of public-private cooperation in Finland. The legislation had been changed so that the resources available for regional development now had to be focused on strengthening strengths, not supporting the weakest. This change of view proved to be excellent as the weaker areas began to succeed, develop and grow once the nation learned to utilise its strengths, such as a high level of education and expertise. Measures were required to carry out the change and the Ministry had ideas for a programme. TEKEL offered the existing science park network as a practical tool and TEKEL's board as a steering group for the preparation of the programme's operative implementation. As a result, for the first time ever those preparing the Centre of Expertise Programme paid constant attention to the operative implementation and its conditions, need for resources, coordination and management. This was the starting point for the national programme that is now going through its third period ( , and ). This means that the programme will celebrate its 20 th anniversary during this period. It is now part of the implementation process of the Finnish innovation policy. The objective of the Centre of Expertise Programme has always been the same: Using leading expertise to develop the companies' operational conditions, thus promoting economic growth and well-being. The basic starting point is an efficient use of resources controlled by different organisations in order to achieve the nationally set and regionally implemented goals. In a small country, a strategic allocation of limited resources is essential and the programme has really promoted that aspect. The implementation of the programme has changed its structure over the years, but the regional implementation has always been the responsibility of the operative companies within the TEKEL

6 network as well as the specialists from different fields, hired by the companies. TEKEL's role has been to coordinate the operative implementation and produce an information management service, concerning the entire content of the programme, for the Ministry in charge of the programme (Ministry of Employment and the Economy, MEE). The programme is carried out by almost 150 people in the operative companies from different parts of the country. The programme compiles and carries out projects, but does not finance them or any other programmes that promote the utilisation of expertise. The funding for projects comes from normal sources, but on the basis of the content and effect of the operations, a total of approximately 20 million euros is allocated to the centres to help cover salaries and other costs arising from the implementation of the programme. Another programme in the TEKEL network that is worth mentioning was the so-called TULI programme (Research to Business), carried out between 2000 and It was funded by Tekes and as the name indicates, its aim was to promote the start-up of research-based business ideas as well as their development in the early stages. The implementation of the programme was organised through a network structure by the TEKEL network. In practice, the project had a programme director at TEKEL as well as people trained and authorised within the member companies appointed to implement the project. During the five years, the TULI programme was a solid authority for the network's operators, giving them an opportunity to contact universities, research institutes and researcher groups directly to encourage them to recognise the business opportunities related to the results of their work. The programme was very fruitful, the operators received rewards for their performance and TEKEL acted as the network leader. One of the current programmes that should be mentioned is EEN (Enterprise Europe Network) the national implementation of which has been TEKEL s responsibility. This responsibility already existed before Finland joined the EU and continued during the so-called IRC period (Innovation Relay Centre). The programme provides an excellent tool for increasing international interaction, guidance, searching for partners and technological cooperation. The programme has succeeded quite well in the European community. At the moment we are carrying out the following national programmes in the network, coordinated by TEKEL: Centre of Expertise Programme ( ), funded by MEE, implemented by the entire network Enterprise Europe Network programme, funded by the EU and Tekes Growth programme for SMEs, funded by the EU/ESF Training for verified EU project planners, funded by the EU/ESF TRIOplus project, funded by the EU/ESF, Federation of Finnish Technology Industries and Uusimaa Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment Coordination and information management services of the Center of Expertise Programme, funded by MEE All the programmes are related to the implementation of the national innovation policy and are carried out in close cooperation with the public administration. The fourth duty of science parks Managing Director Risto Liljeroos Prizztech Ltd. The basis of the science park operations has been and still is to build interaction between educational institutes, research organisations and business life. Even when the science park operations had just begun, interaction within the created company networks mainly located within science parks was seen as one of the success factors of an innovative environment.

7 An innovative environment was said to be an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs from the same field and/or same stage of development. Later these facilities were equipped with creative spaces for brainstorming and innovation without disturbing the environment. Research and laboratory facilities are part of many science parks' operations, just like a companies research and development units. Structural changes within the operating environment have been the functional aims for most of the science park organisations. It may be no longer a facility-oriented procedure, but a new way to act in a network-like manner. Science parks have carried out structural changes in many areas. This role has been enabled by the operators' high-quality corporate development services as well as the key element of the Finnish innovation policy and other long-term development programmes. Similar regional roles, interaction with customers, services, incubators, and joint national programmes have brought science parks together both functionally and ideologically. Science parks form the current innovation policy network of independent, regional operators. Why couldn't we reinforce our shared view by introducing it more strongly to a national forum and at the same time take the opportunity that mutual evolution offers? Cooperation is not limited to the implementation of the national development programmes, we have found new ideas and mutual tools, for example, to activate and plan development measures based on the analysis of companies' business processes. Thus our members form a potential distribution network for measures related to the national innovation policy. As both our thoughts and actions are approaching each other in various sectors, it is reasonable to talk about a sense of community instead of partnership. The sense of community is also supported by the TEKEL network's means of communication, the newest being the work methods of social media. An essential part of the fourth task is initiative. The voice of a single organisation may not be heard by the parliament, but the common umbrella organisation TEKEL can and does show initiative when new innovation policy measures are being planned. On a national level, it is possible to organise and carry out measures that are mutually seen as important and conduct it in a geographically comprehensive manner as well as with uniform quality. Based on the experiences so far, the recipe for creative operating and development environments is a mixture of regional history and operators, a portion of interaction, contacts and networks, and a hint of spice with the latest knowledge and technology. A need-oriented approach and courage are important in the creation of new solutions and procedures. The science park organisations working with customers are probably experts in these matters. Our operators have to live in the middle of constant change that we try to utilise by forecasting as much as we can. The virtual or real structures are just as functional as the organisations' commitment to the common operations. As change is occurring at an increasing pace, commitment has to be built more quickly. With tried and tested and reliable partners, it's possible. We at TEKEL believe that it is both our and our members' duty to take new initiatives to establish and maintain creative operating and development environments. When carrying out the fourth duty, the benefits of individual organisations and community meet.

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