Regional Innova,on Ecosystem T3 Area T3 = Tiede, Taide, Talous; Science, Art, Business How to energize thisOtaniemi, Keilaniemi, Tapiola By 2020 there will be new investments of € 4-‐5 billion Urban Ecosystem?
T3TAPIOLA OTANIEMI Science and technology Art and design Business and economy KEILANIEMI
T3’s role as icebreaker,pathfinder, and prototyper:Essential to the entrepreneurial,pioneering spirit needed to spearheadinnovation culture in Europe.
Path-finding is the process of discoveringand exploring new ways forward.Innovation is often unknown territory, andexplorers and guides are needed to movepeople, projects and organizations in usefuldirections – towards quality of lifeimprovements that are attractive, practical,and scalable.The complex world knows many difficultplaces and dead-ends, and pathfindersseeking new ways to stimulate societalinnovation impact make the journey easier.
Icebreaking means opening new space for energizing society and enhancingregional innovation. It is the process of clearing a space for practical action.When the way forward seems blocked there is a need for breaking throughbarriers to create new possibilities for thinking and acting.In stuck situations, when people see more difficulties than opportunities,icebreaking creates space for experimenting, new thinking, and movingforward. 8
Prototyping is the process of co-creatingpromising solutions and testing them inpractice.It is an iterative process of learning-by-doing, where demonstrations of work-in-progress lead to deeper insight into whatreally works and what people really need.It is essential to accept working hands-onwith new ideas, sometimes “failing our wayforward” and always focusing oncontinuous improvement.Prototyping is the key to innovationacceleration.
Strong Integrating Service InfrastructurePioneering people
Difficulties encountered Starting the orchestration Common purpose still unclear How many cooks? Conditions for self-organization?
Moving onSupport infrastructure ready to rollHow does a RIE really work?Who’s responsible for innovation?Action research & outcomes on the street