Building capacities for systemic change: a diversified roadmap in the context of VTT's service research network

Toni Ahlqvist, Minna Halonen

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Abstract

The organisational and geographical scales of innovation systems are now more interlinked than ever. This means that the ramifications of systemic transformations flow through this meta-system faster than before and that these flows have complex effects. Due to this systemic complexity, the implications are also harder to anticipate. Research and technology organisations (RTOs), as key nodes in the innovation meta-system, should therefore develop at least two systemic capacities: 1) partial structural openness and fluidity that enable flexibility in responding to the systemic flows and 2) a horizontal anticipatory culture that integrates the critical knowledge in an RTO to build an internal future-oriented agency, anticipatory capacity and foresight sensibility. In this paper we propose that practices of technology roadmapping could be applied to building these strategic capacities in an RTO. We exemplify these roadmapping practices by briefly analysing a selected development process at VTT, namely VTT's Service Science and Business Network, as a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication VTT Symposium on Service Innovation
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages35-47
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7607-4
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7606-7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventVTT Symposium on Service Innovation - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 18 Aug 201118 Aug 2011

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium
Number271

Conference

ConferenceVTT Symposium on Service Innovation
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period18/08/1118/08/11

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Roadmap
Capacity building
Systemic change
Research networks
Critical knowledge
Roadmapping
Development process
Technology roadmapping
Systems of innovation
Innovation
Service science
Service business
Foresight
Openness
Node
Business networks

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Ahlqvist, T., & Halonen, M. (2011). Building capacities for systemic change: a diversified roadmap in the context of VTT's service research network. In  VTT Symposium on Service Innovation (pp. 35-47). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 271
Ahlqvist, Toni ; Halonen, Minna. / Building capacities for systemic change : a diversified roadmap in the context of VTT's service research network.  VTT Symposium on Service Innovation. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2011. pp. 35-47 (VTT Symposium; No. 271).
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Ahlqvist, T & Halonen, M 2011, Building capacities for systemic change: a diversified roadmap in the context of VTT's service research network. in  VTT Symposium on Service Innovation. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Symposium, no. 271, pp. 35-47, VTT Symposium on Service Innovation, Espoo, Finland, 18/08/11.

Building capacities for systemic change : a diversified roadmap in the context of VTT's service research network. / Ahlqvist, Toni; Halonen, Minna.

 VTT Symposium on Service Innovation. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2011. p. 35-47 (VTT Symposium; No. 271).

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

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Ahlqvist T, Halonen M. Building capacities for systemic change: a diversified roadmap in the context of VTT's service research network. In  VTT Symposium on Service Innovation. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2011. p. 35-47. (VTT Symposium; No. 271).