Key aspects of establishing research, knowledge, and innovation-based hubs as part of the local innovation ecosystem

Lotta Haukipuro (Corresponding Author), Satu Väinämö, Veera Virta, Maritta Perälä-Heape

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to increase the understanding of the principles of forming different types of hubs as spaces for collaborative R&D and innovation. This article offers valuable new knowledge regarding the establishment of hubs as part of the local innovation ecosystem. The paper will, through a qualitative multiple case study, shed light on the research issue of the establishment of hubs through an analysis of empirical data collected from three different types of hubs: a research hub, knowledge hub, and innovation hub. As a result, we introduce new building blocks of hubs to support managers and practitioners in forming collaborative hub structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-299
Number of pages17
JournalR&D Management
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2024
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Funding

This research is connected to the GenZ project, supported by the Academy of Finland (Profi4 318930) and the University of Oulu, the DigiHealth knowledge Hub project (A73929), supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the University of Oulu, and coordination project of Hyteairo's National Analytics Network, supported by Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the University of Oulu. The authors are grateful to the editor and the three anonymous reviewers for their valuable feedback for the article.

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