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Impact Assessment of the Tampere Region Innovation Voucher

4FRONT has conducted an impact assessment of the pilot phase of the Tampere Region Innovation Voucher scheme carried out by Business Tampere. The object of assessment was to evaluate the impact of the pilot phase of the Innovation Voucher scheme conducted in the Tampere region between 1/2016–6/2018.  The vouchers, with a maximum value of 5 000€,

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Evaluation: Startups, accelerators and role of Tekes

4FRONT, together with Etlatieto, The Evidence Network, Erkko Autio and Paolo Borella, has conducted an evaluation on the role of Tekes in supporting Finnish startups and accelerators. This evaluation provided an assessment of the role of Tekes activities in the Finnish startup-ecosystem as well as provided recommendations on how Tekes can improve its impact on

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Evaluation of national impact of Horizon 2020

4FRONT, together with Technopolis Group, Pellervon Taloustutkimus-PTT and Ramboll Management Consulting, has conducted an evaluation of the Impact of EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation, and particularly of the ongoing Horizon 2020, as a part of the Government’s Plan for Analysis, Assessment and Research for 2017. The evaluation used multiple methods to assess how the EU Framework

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Information Management in Regional Development – A Proposal for Situational Picture Framework and Instrumentation

4FRONT was part of a consortium, led by MDI, to build a situational picture framework of regional development. The study exploited and combined the state-of-the-art knowledge management models and practices already used by regions and ministries. The situational picture gives insight from the key themes and dynamics of regional development, and also facilitates the analysis

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New paths of entrepreneurship

Commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Office, this study took a closer look at the measures for promoting micro and small entrepreneurship included in the Government’s package for strengthening entrepreneurship. As part of the Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities, the study was conducted together with Professor Erkko Autio and its aim was to provide information

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4FRONT facilitates workshops for UN Innovation campus in Finland

The United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN-OICT) is in the process of setting up a network of innovation laboratories in Europe, Africa and Asia, and has inquired Finland’s interest in hosting one. The aim of UN innovation campus is to facilitate the adoption of technology innovations within the UN. In June, 4FRONT

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Developmental Evaluation of BEAM Programme

BEAM – Business with Impact programme is a joint initiative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) and the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes). BEAM aims to generate new, sustainable business in developing countries and to assist Finnish enterprises to address global development challenges. Commissioned by the MFA and Tekes, the developmental

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Finnish Country reports for the EU Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO)

The EU Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) reports are commissioned by EU Joint Research Center (JRC). 4FRONT has co-prepared the 2015 and 2016 Finnish Country Reports and is currently co-preparing the 2017 Report. The reports analyse the development and performance of the national research and innovation system in relation to national and EU policy priorities,

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National impact of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

The evaluation is commissioned by the Ministry of Employment and Economy and carried out by 4FRONT together with Technopolis Group, PTT and Ramboll Management Consulting. The main question for the assignment is how can the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation increase the economic and societal impact of RDI funding in Finland? The purpose

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Enhancing the Impact and Customer Orientation of Team Finland

Commissioned by the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office, 4FRONT has led an evaluation and development of measures to improve the anticipated impact and customer orientation of the whole Team Finland concept (i.e. collaboration between various ministries and their agencies for innovation, export and FDI promotion). Report on benchmarking of operational models for promoting exports and internationalisation

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