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Innovation is an important tool in meeting the challenges of sustainable development. Innovation is a new or substantially improved, economically useful product, process, or service. Sustainable development innovations not only bring new value and growth to the companies that develop and commercialize them, but also solutions to societal challenges that meet the goals of sustainable development. Innovation creates new, more sustainable technologies, services and business models. Nearly 90% of all Finnish innovations of this decade include directly, or at least in partially, sustainability as their goals.
Of the examined business ecosystems, Finland is performing best in the areas of transportation and industrial renewal, as well as in the “new work” and the forest industry ecosystems. In many cases, the value of a business ecosystem’s production can also potentially increase significantly with the growth of sustainable business. These ecosystems include agricultural sector, forest industry and healthcare.
In emerging markets, it is essential to know the customer's need and provide a solution to that need. We need to be able to form networks of expertise that can provide comprehensive solutions to the needs of the target countries, and to be able to conceptualise our offerings to be an effective and understandable solution to the need. The lack of knowledge sharing and cooperation was highlighted as a barrier to business. Drivers for the sustainable business, on the other hand, were diverse and varied widely across sectors.
|Publisher||Prime Minister's Office Finland|
|Commissioning body||Prime Minister's Office Finland|
|Number of pages||190|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
|Series||Valtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja|
- 1 Finished
1/02/18 → 31/05/19
Project: Finnish government project