Practitioners’ experiences on building co-funded innovation ecosystems

Tuomo K. Kinnunen, Juho Kostiainen, Raine Hautala, Lasse Nykänen, Toni Lusikka

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Integrated solutions, business ecosystems and platform economy are becoming the norm in the transport sector. To gain entry to existing markets or to stay relevant, innovation ecosystems are a way for companies to collaborate towards a shared vision of the future and benefiting from complementary skills and products. This paper presents experiences and lessons learned from the building process of four co-funded joint research projects aiming for sustainable business ecosystems: Living Lab Bus (LLB), Value Added Mobility Services (VAMOS!), SmartTram and IoT Traffic Environment Management (ITEM). These projects utilise a triple helix (public-private-research) approach and the main research-funding instrument aimed at creating new business and international growth in Finland. We describe the process for initiating co-funded innovation ecosystems and identifying value adding research activities to support the various business and development needs. The results can be used as guidelines for tasks and challenges to tackle when building innovation ecosystems.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS Singapore 2019 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 21 Oct 201925 Oct 2019


Conference26th Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress, ITS Singapore 2019
Abbreviated title26th ITS World Congress
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