Innovation environment today and tomorrow

Jani Saarinen, Nina Rilla, Torsti Loikkanen, Juha Oksanen, Jaakko Alasaarela

    Research output: Book/ReportReport


    VTT has inquired executives' views on the current state and future prospects of Finnish R&D environment. The aim was to get detailed information on, how Finland will confront the globalisation challenges today and in coming years. The division of R&D between domestic and foreign location turned into one of the most significant issues. The CEOs of largest Finnish companies (50) and innovative internationalising SMEs (160) constituted the population of respondents. Total response rate climbed into 49 percent. The study was conducted in co-operation with ZEF Solutions Ltd 29.12.2005-10.1.2006. According to analysis at the moment 56 percent of Finnish companies R&D investments are made in home country as the amount in six years time will be only 46 percent.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages33
    ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6601-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Working Papers


    • innovation environment
    • current state
    • future prospects
    • globalisation
    • research and development
    • investments
    • social factors
    • personnel
    • technology factors
    • economical factors
    • political factors


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