Report on innovation ecosystems as drivers of research-industry cooperation

Commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Office, 4FRONT together with Ramboll Management Consulting, Urban Mill and VPSolutio conducted a study on innovation ecosystems as drivers of growth.

The final report of the study examines the development and internal dynamics of innovation ecosystems through four themes that have a major economic importance for Finland: forestry, digital business, healthcare and cleantech. In addition, the report examines the role of different types of enterprise and ecosystem services through national and international case studies.

The findings of the report underline the need for enhanced ecosystemic thinking in order to enable the regeneration of well-functioning economic and innovation ecosystems. Public sector plays an important role in this development and as argued in the report, the enterprise services should be transformed into ecosystemic services to better enable cooperation between research and industry within the ecosystem.

Report on Innovation ecosystems as drivers of research-industry cooperation (in Finnish).

As part of this project also a Policy Brief has been published (in Finnish).