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Cospin workshop 2021

Workshop on 28th October at 12:00 – 16.00 at VTT premises in Otaniemi (Kivimiehentie 3, Espoo) or Teams (hybrid event).

COSPIN project organizes a workshop to discuss the effects of subsidized collaboration on spatial innovation capacity. The event is organized in a participatory way: the project team will present their latest findings and wants to discuss and scrutinise the rationale and reasons behind the results and the derived policy recommendations with the participants.

Register yourself in the event (by 26th October) here:

The event includes 50 first registered participants.


Welcoming words

  • Kirsti Vilén, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

The aim of the event

  • Senior scientist, Maria Merisalo, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

The impacts of subsidized RDI activity on regional knowledge spillovers and innovation capacity

  • Professor Teemu Makkonen, University of Eastern Finland
    • Discussion in small groups

Tracing impacts of RDI subsidies on inter-firm collaboration and learning via informal spatial knowledge linkages

  • Professor Tom Brökel, University of Stavanger Business School
  • Doctor Robert van der Have, Aalto University
  • Senior scientist Mika Naumanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    • Discussion in small groups

Panel discussion of the results and related policy recommendations:

  • Petri Räsänen, Director, The Council of Tampere Region
  • Joonas Mikkilä, Head of Digital and Educational Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
  • Annu Kotiranta, Senior Advisor, Business Finland