Linking Technology Foresight and Regional Innovation Activities: Network Facilitating Innovation Policy in Lahti Region, Finland

Tuomo Uotila (Corresponding Author), Toni Ahlqvist

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Abstract

During recent years a growing body of literature has been published on regional innovation systems and regional foresight activities. However, not so much attention has been paid on modelling the connection between these two areas of research. This article proposes a model on how to use results of regional technology foresight in generating practical innovation processes in a region with mainly synthetic knowledge infrastructures. The model draws upon practical experiences from Lahti region, Finland, where the concept of network facilitating innovation policy has been adopted as part of the regional development strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1423-1443
JournalEuropean Planning Studies
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Linking Technology Foresight and Regional Innovation Activities : Network Facilitating Innovation Policy in Lahti Region, Finland. / Uotila, Tuomo (Corresponding Author); Ahlqvist, Toni.

In: European Planning Studies, Vol. 16, No. 10, 2008, p. 1423-1443.

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