Accelerating the innovation process of start-ups

Marjaana Komi, Kaisa Still, Arto Wallin, Päivi Jaring

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Abstract

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

Conference

ConferenceXXVI ISPIM Conference
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period14/06/1517/06/15

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Innovation process
Start-ups
Entrepreneurs
Business incubators
Innovation
Twitter
Service provider
Google
Industry
Mismatch
Failure rate

Keywords

  • innovation
  • start-up
  • Slush
  • accelerate

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Komi, M., Still, K., Wallin, A., & Jaring, P. (2015). Accelerating the innovation process of start-ups. In 2015 XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM.
Komi, Marjaana ; Still, Kaisa ; Wallin, Arto ; Jaring, Päivi. / Accelerating the innovation process of start-ups. 2015 XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, 2015.
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Komi, M, Still, K, Wallin, A & Jaring, P 2015, Accelerating the innovation process of start-ups. in 2015 XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, XXVI ISPIM Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 14/06/15.

Accelerating the innovation process of start-ups. / Komi, Marjaana; Still, Kaisa; Wallin, Arto; Jaring, Päivi.

2015 XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Komi M, Still K, Wallin A, Jaring P. Accelerating the innovation process of start-ups. In 2015 XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM. 2015