New scale, new competances
In the 2010s, the Tampere Region innovation system transitioned to a new scale. Contrary to previous targets and expectations, the change has been on a descending trajectory: we are no longer a 1.2 billion RDI region - we are now at 0.85 billion. The national lead for RDI intensity per capita is now quite a long way off. Even though the change has been a relatively major one, even significant in absolute terms, it should be kept in mind that innovation investments are still very large, reaching the EU's ambitious goal of 3%. Although the familiar export sectors are not currently generating any significant growth, the assets gained from the exceptional growth in the ICT sector are still within reach.
The altered scale of RDI and imperative to create new things challenge us to update the structures of innovation and future goals. RDI resources, which have shrunk and are allocated in a new way, cannot be separated from the way our system works. Tampere's new university, regional and social and health care reform as well as the new role that municipalities play in assuring vitality offer the Tampere Region a unique opportunity to create a new type of innovation entity, which functions as a more effective, dynamic and intensive whole.
The most important thing in the changes we face is to find a common view of the roles of different actors, required competences, rules of play and operational resourcing. At the same time, we must set new goals for regional innovation and ensure that we have the capabilities to achieve them.
Read more about the Situational Picture using the following links
- Foreword: New scale, new competances
- Value Network Capability
- Growth companies
- Funding of RDI
- Higher education institutions
- Innovation platforms
In depth analyses and about the process: