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1 Finnish model for promoting cluster formation and regional-driven clusters: Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation and Centre of Expertise Programme (OSKE) Veijo KAVONIUS Director for Regional Development Ministry of Employment and the Economy Finland LISBON Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation will provide a new way of coordinating dispersed research recources to meet targets that are important for Finnish business and society. Basic idea: promote collaboration between universities, firms, research organizations and sources of funding Promoting industrial cluster formation In the strategic centres: Companies, universities and research institutes will agree on a joint research plan. The plan will aim to meet the application needs for practical application by companies within year period. In addition to shareholders, public funding organisations will commit themselves to providing funding for the centres in the long run. 2

2 How will the centres benefit companies and universities and research institutions? At the centres, companies will be able to: Improve the speed and effectiveness of their innovative activities Participate in determining a research plan for the centre so that it meets their needs Harness diverse know-how necessary for meeting their targets Obtain longer-term public research and development funding than is currenty available At the centres, universities and research institutions will be able to: Participate in long term strategic research and development Network with other scientific top researches in their field Create and strenghten contacts with businesses and research in them Improve both the qualitative and quantitative operational preconditions of their high-level research teams Improve their appeal among students due to their increased business contacts Obtain users for the knowledge and know-how they produce 3 Five centres in the first phase In the first phase, centres will be established, as decided by the Science and Technology Policy Council of Finland, for the following areas: Energy and environment Metal products and mechanical engineering Forest cluster Health and well-being Information and communication industry and services 4

3 Centre of Expertise Programme The Finnish Experience Consept in Success factors Renewing the Programme 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 6

4 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 Centre of Expertise Programme A fixed-term special programme pooling local, regional and national resources to utilise top expertise Supports regional strengths: both specialization and cooperation between the centres of expertise Concentrates on internationally competitive fields and on the development of business activities 8

5 Partners at regional level Joint strategy 9 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 10 Regional Network

6 Hermia ICT 50 enterprises Personnel Tampere Technology Centre Ltd Turnover 10,0 m (2003) Personnel 35 Mechanical engineering and automation 30 enterprises Personnel enterprises 3000 jobs Others Health care technology: 10 / 200 Environmental technology: 5 / 20 Business services: 35 / 100 Others: 20 / 200 ICT 385 enterprises jobs Cluster Effect Mechanical engineering and automation 864 enterprises jobs turnover m turnover m 11 Government s catalytic basic funding Total project funding: 525 million euros Basic funding: 52 million euros 12

7 Experts Companies Ministry of Education National co-ordination: Committee for the Centre of Expertise Programme Regions Cities Universities Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Ministry of Environment Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Ministry of Employment and the Economy Polytechnics 13 OSKE - Success factors Durable, long term policy commitment of Government Competitive tendering: state basic funding as catalyst and status Recognizing the local needs and opportunities National co-ordination and committee s role Focus on world class expertise Specialization between regions and increase of critical mass in R&D Technology centres as operational platforms Public-private partnership at regional level 14

8 With what concept the best value-add till 2013? Challenges: European and world wide R&D -networks (FP/NoE, ETP, KIC) Increase of public R&D funding at national and European level At regional level: more efficient utilisation of ERDF and ESF for competitiveness Emerging new business on interface of different CoE s and industries Increasing critical mass of competencies Internationally attractive innovation environments are created locally Shortage of skilled labour and growth companies Regional CoEs more closely connected to national innovation policy 15 Renewal of the programme: Towards a region-based cluster model Objective: Strengthen the significant Clusters of Competence and the Centres of Expertise that support their development Tekes OCoE Academy VTT Clusteri A CoE CoE tcompanies Finpro CoE The Centre of Expertise Programme supports the competitiveness of nationally significant key clusters and concentrates on the development of internationally toplevel Centres of Expertise Considerably bigger programme entities and national objectives will be taken more into consideration when selecting the Competence Clusters (e.g. Ministry Employment and the Economy/ Technology Development Centre (TEKES), Science and Technology Policy Council, Ministry of Education) One task of The Centre of Expertise Programme is to gather the resources of top-level expertise that support the development of each cluster in the Centres of Expertise situated in different regions as private-public cooperation and to increase their exploitability in the whole cluster. 16

9 CoE Programme will focus on Internationality in R&D and business activities Boosting the growth of knowledge-intensive companies Linking the CoE Programme closer to National Innovation policies New concept: Strenghtening of co-operation based on fields of expertise in selected national Competence Clusters 17 Experiences of the old model will not be wasted Requires efficient cooperation at the regional level (research, education, companies and management) and a natural home base Motivates regions to revive through innovations Encourages to make strategic choices and actors to cooperate between the regions Directs resources of the regions (training, research and funding) to develop the chosen clusters and fields of expertise Requires a programme and measures that are targeted to participating companies needs and possibilities Requires commitment of different regional actors to implement the long-term programme (basic funding/other measures) Catalytic state basic funding will be put into competitive tendering also in the future 18

10 New strategic choices Basis at the cooperation networks and structures that have already been created to the regions Focus on the chosen Competence Clusters and their internationally high-level Centres of Expertise To strengthen the national cooperation of the Centres of Expertise which are included in the Competence Cluster The exploitation of excellence is most important, but more focus on internationalisation and growth creating impact of the measures Alongside top research and technology, emphasis on business- and other necessary expertise to strengthen competitiveness of the cluster To gather and intensify the use of regional resources as part of the national innovation policy 19 Selection criteria for Competence Clusters Creation of a new type of genuine cooperation between the Centres of Expertise Represents world-class expertise Nationally significant Relevance from the perspective of the Centre of Expertise Programme s objectives: - Exploitation of top expertise - Growth - Internationalisation Innovation and synergy Commitment of companies and public actors Connection to national innovation policy Organisation and management 20

11 Competence Clusters and the Centres of Expertise 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 21 HealthBIO Red Biotech Competence Cluster Oulu Oulu Innovation Ltd / Medipolis GMP Ltd Biomoleculars Bioprocess Biosensor research Bio - electronics Tampere Finn-Medi Research Ltd Biomaterials Tissue Technology Immunology Bio -IT Turku Turku Science Park Ltd / Turku BioValley Ltd Pharmaceutical development Biomaterials Diagnostics Molecular Biology Kuopio Kuopion Technology Centre Teknia Ltd Pharmaceutical development Molecular Science Biomaterials Helsinki Region - Helsinki Business and Science Park Ltd Molecular Medicine Neuroscience Bioinformatics Industrial process development 22

12 Health and well being cluster s strategy KUOPIO TAMPERE Themes/methods of development Market and Trend forecasts Business concepts and know-how Product development, R&D and pilot environments Financing International networks HEALTH TECHNOLOGY: DEVICES, EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE - Medical equipment - Measuring device - Treatment device - Infrastructure AMBIENT ASSISTED LIVING: TECHNOLOGIES AND CONSEPTS - Mobility assistive devices - Environment management solutions - Communication solutions - Security solutions CAPITAL REGION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Integration platform System solutions Open interface Information system Software Wireless data transform Analysis instruments HEALTH AND WELL-BEING SERVICE BUSINESS - Health and rehalibitation services - Self care - Wellness - Sosial services SPORTS AND FITNESS BUSINESSES: TECHNO- LOGIES AND SERVICES - Mobile devices and applications for sport - Sport devices - Intellectual sport environments - Concepts promoting the sporty lifestyle OULU 23 Centre of Expertise Programme Competence Clusters and Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation - common interfaces Centres of Expertise Competence Strategic Centres for Science, Clusters Technology and Innovation HealthBio Health and Well-being Health and well-being Energy Technology Cleantech Energy and environment Metal products and Mechanical engineering Forest Cluster Information and communication industry and services Nanotechnology Maritime Intelligent Machines Forest Industry Future Ubiquitous Computing Digital Content Tourism and Experience Management Living Business Food Development 24

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