Accelerating the innovation process of start-ups

Marjaana Komi, Kaisa Still, Arto Wallin, Päivi Jaring

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    The expectations of technology start-ups to boost the European economy growth have never been higher. Enterprise centers, knowledge parks, innovation centers, technopoles, seedbeds, and other versatile business incubator services are being built up with high hopes to repeat the success of well-known start-ups like Google or Twitter. At the same time technology start-ups are suffering high failure rate among all industries when trying to launch innovations to the market. This paper aims to shed light on this dilemma by describing a study of Finnish business incubator and acceleration services and their utilization among 28 Finnish technology start-ups. The findings imply a mismatch between the available services and the needs of entrepreneurs. Finding services successfully among manifold and geographically distributed public and private service providers is one of the challenging tasks entrepreneurs have.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication 2015 XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference
    PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM
    ISBN (Print)978-952-265-779-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventXXVI ISPIM Conference: Shaping the Frontiers of Innovation Management - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 14 Jun 201517 Jun 2015


    ConferenceXXVI ISPIM Conference


    • innovation
    • start-up
    • Slush
    • accelerate


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