Final seminar on 23th September at 09.30 – 12.00 via Teams

Find final seminar recording here (ask password maria.merisalo[at]vtt.fi).

Welcome to participate the project’s final seminar to discuss the effects of subsidized collaboration on spatial innovation capacity. This Business Finland funded project conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and University of Eastern Finland explored the spatial patterns of innovation and knowledge spillovers, linkages of collaboration between different innovation actors and the scaling of solutions and impacts of innovative public procurement.

The event will be organized in a participatory way: the project team will present their latest findings and wants to discuss the rationale behind the results and the derived policy recommendations. The event aims to increased dissemination of the understanding of the impacts of subsidized RDI funding and the scaling of the solutions and impacts of public procurement of innovation.

Program:

Welcoming words
Senior Advisor, Annu Kotiranta, Business Finland

The content and the schedule of the seminar
Senior scientist, Maria Merisalo, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Subsidized RDI, spillovers and regional economic development
Professor Teemu Makkonen, University of Eastern Finland

o Discussion

Tracing impacts of RDI subsidies on inter-firm collaboration and learning via informal spatial knowledge linkages
Senior scientist Mika Naumanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

o Discussion

Scaling the solutions and the impacts of public procurement of innovation
Senior scientist, Maria Merisalo, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

o Discussion

Ending the seminar