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A Nordic Story ofUrban Innovation, Growth and                  Excellence      Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future   The...
How innovation policies can induce local                       firms to respond to the challenges?“As a Finn I am proud of...
Based in a Thriving Region         C
• Helsinki Metropolitan Region, which includes Espoo and                Vantaa, is considered one of the most technologica...
Conditions for Innovation             • Located in an economically thriving region             • Proactive and effective p...
An Astonishing CountryFinland is one of the   – most competitive (World Economic Forum)   – most innovative (Economist Int...
HOW? Proactive and effective city-levelpolicymaking for sustainable urban transformation                                  ...
The vision for Helsinki                                     Metropolitan Area                                             ...
From the Triple Helix Model to Regional Innovation Ecosystems   Multinational /Global Innovation Environment       Nationa...
Regional Living Labs are Self-renewal, Open and     Human-driven Multi-stakeholder Ecosystems for                  Shared ...
Shared Value (& New capitalism)          M.E.Porter & M.R:Kramer• “The concept of shared value can be defined as  policies...
Regional Innovation Ecosystem                                               Openness in                                 En...
“Espoos       transformation process; how the city isimplementing its innovation strategy                                 ...
Citizens     Are    The  Drivers     OfDevelopment
The people of Espoo are the driving force                             behind the positive activity that we see in         ...
A Safe City to Live InDomestic Burglary / 100,000 Residents (2008)   Car Thefts / 100,000 Residents (2008)                ...
A Financially Vital City                                                                      Espoo      FinlandAverage in...
A High-Tech Economy            • Northern Europe’s largest high-tech hub in Otaniemi            • Over 20 % of jobs in ICT...
A Unique Place for           Science, Innovation and•   Otaniemi           Businesses    – Northern Europe’s largest techn...
Otaniemi –A Nest for Ideas and Start-Ups    http://www.oecd.org/edu/imhe/QT%20policies%20and%20practices.pdf    http://www...
Looking forward, thoughts on thefuture of innovative cities like EspooTransformation process and the future ofinnovative c...
Physical, virtual and social                             environmentsImage Aaalto Suvi Nenonen.     Helsinki Smart City Sh...
A good place to live, learn, work and enterprise in.   20.10.2012                                                         ...
Infrastructure, Renewal Capital &                Contributing togetherThe area of Tapiola, Keilaniemi and Otaniemiconstitu...
Keilaniemi –                            Finland´s Business HubGlobal headquarters for Nokia, Kone, Fortum, Neste Oil, Huht...
Otaniemi - Home for                               Science and Technology    • Largest innovation and business hub in North...
Tapiola – Centre for       Culture, Sports and Shopping• Espoo Cultural Centre, Espoo Museum of Modern  Art and WeeGee Exh...
Lessons and Areas for Future                                     Research              • Development of smart/innovative c...
Thank you!I would like to express mygratitude for each and everyonefor your global co-operation!Tuija.Hirvikoski@laurea.fi...
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A Nordic Story of Urban Innovation, Growth and Excellence

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Future Cities, The World Bank, Barcelona 2012

A Nordic Story of Urban Innovation, Growth and Excellence

  1. 1. A Nordic Story ofUrban Innovation, Growth and Excellence Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future The World Bank, Barcelona, October 8 to 10, 2012 Director Tuija Hirvikoski, PhD; Laurea European Network of LivingLabs
  2. 2. How innovation policies can induce local firms to respond to the challenges?“As a Finn I am proud of our country’s “T3 Innovation Triangle developmentrecent achievements. International is based on the Strategy of thesurveys have attested that Finland is Helsinki Metropolitan Area:one of the most competitive, innovative, “Integrating Otaniemi Universitystable and least corrupt countries in the Campus & Tapiola Garden City &world.” Keilaniemi High Tech Business Tuula Antola, Director for Community.”Commercial and Business Development, City of Espoo tuula.antola@espoo.fi Markku Markku EU COR member Markku.markkula@AALTO.FI 20.10.2012 2
  3. 3. Based in a Thriving Region C
  4. 4. • Helsinki Metropolitan Region, which includes Espoo and Vantaa, is considered one of the most technologically dynamic and prosperous cities in the world • Becoming an innovative city is a process of institutional and industrial development and creating knowledge and social capital • This presentation will discuss the factors that have contributed to Espoo’s transformation process, and implications for other citiesA good place to live, learn, work and enterprise in. 20.10.2012 4
  5. 5. Conditions for Innovation • Located in an economically thriving region • Proactive and effective policies for sustainable urban transformation; supportive government macro-economic, innovation and financing policies • Strong scientific, technical and industrial base • Corporate culture oriented towards international competitiveness based on technological advantage • Triple helix model as a driver of innovation • Leveraging ICT and technology to create sustainable, green cities • “model enterprise connections between academy, 20.10.2012A good place to live, learn, work and-- the in. industry and government -- and their role in driving 5
  6. 6. An Astonishing CountryFinland is one of the – most competitive (World Economic Forum) – most innovative (Economist Intelligence Unit) – most stable (Fund for Peace, Failed States Index) – least corrupt (Transparency International)countries in the world.
  7. 7. HOW? Proactive and effective city-levelpolicymaking for sustainable urban transformation 20.10.2012 7
  8. 8. The vision for Helsinki Metropolitan Area “The area is a dynamic world- class centre for business and innovation. Its high-quality services, art and science, VANTAA creativity and adaptability promote the prosperity of its ESPOO citizens and bring benefits to all of Finland. KAUNIAINEN HELSINKI The Metropolitan Area is being developed as a unified region close to nature where it is good to live, learn, work andTekijätiedot ja/tai esityksen nimi do business”. 20.10.2012 8
  9. 9. From the Triple Helix Model to Regional Innovation Ecosystems Multinational /Global Innovation Environment National Innovation Environment Companies R&D talent Platforms Experts Piloting Know-how Academia Public sector Resources MARKET PULLUser-driven Co-creation “From Triple Helix to RIE”, Jukka Viitanen, Hubconcepts Ltd
  10. 10. Regional Living Labs are Self-renewal, Open and Human-driven Multi-stakeholder Ecosystems for Shared Value Creation“What is needed?” Service- multilevel governance providers Enablers MNS, Citizens SMES and users Education Public sector convergence of third sector science developers (RDI) cross- sector co- operation “What is possible?”  Science, technology, innovation (STI) 4% Origins of innovation  Doing, using, interacting (DUI) (96%) (Harmaakorpi) =>In fully open ecosystems where STI and DUI enrich each others => Where each and every one will learn to innovate
  11. 11. Shared Value (& New capitalism) M.E.Porter & M.R:Kramer• “The concept of shared value can be defined as policies and operating practices that enhance the competitiveness of a company while simultaneously advancing the economic and social conditions in the communities in which it operates” – businesses approaching societal issues from a value perspective – governements and NGOs thinking more in value terms 20.10.2012 11
  12. 12. Regional Innovation Ecosystem Openness in Enterprises processes People, use Ideas Orchestrated rs ownershipStudents Local/Regional flavor The cooking pot (Living Labs) THE FIRE: Public – Private – Civic partnership Creative commons Precommercial Public Procurement Based on Bror Salmelin EU Commission DG Infso
  13. 13. “Espoos transformation process; how the city isimplementing its innovation strategy 13
  14. 14. Citizens Are The Drivers OfDevelopment
  15. 15. The people of Espoo are the driving force behind the positive activity that we see in the economy A Young and Fast Developing City • The population has increased tenfold in the last fifty years and by 2030 the population will grow by 24 % to 310,000. • 19,5 % of our residents are under 15 (EU 15,5 %). • 44 % of our residents over 15 have a university diploma (EU 23 %). – Population over 24 by education level:22%Basic education 27%Upper secondary 51%University level • Our international community will grow from 10 % to 17 % by 2030.A good place to live, learn, work and enterprise in. 20.10.2012 15
  16. 16. A Safe City to Live InDomestic Burglary / 100,000 Residents (2008) Car Thefts / 100,000 Residents (2008) *According to Eurostat’s available Urban Audit-data of 200 cities. 20.10.2012 16
  17. 17. A Financially Vital City Espoo FinlandAverage income per employee 2009 44,566 € 34,088 €Average unemployment rate 2011 5.5 % 9.1 %Municipal tax income per capita 2010 4,774 € 3,414 €Municipal loans per capita 12/2010 867 € 1,957 €Source: Statistics Finland, Ministry of Employment and the Economy.
  18. 18. A High-Tech Economy • Northern Europe’s largest high-tech hub in Otaniemi • Over 20 % of jobs in ICT • Biggest employers are the municipality, Nokia, Tieto, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University • More than 50 % of turnover at Helsinki Stock Exchange (2011) • About 400 global companies and headquarters, including Nokia, Kone and RovioA good place to live, learn, work and enterprise in. 20.10.2012 18
  19. 19. A Unique Place for Science, Innovation and• Otaniemi Businesses – Northern Europe’s largest technology, innovation and business hub• 5,000 reseachers, 16,000 students, 16,000 technology professionals, 800 companies, 110 nationalities, 50 % of R&D value of Finland, 20 R&D centres – within 2x2 km – VTT Technical Research Center of Finland – European Institute of Information Technology – Nokia Research Center – Philips InnoHub
  20. 20. Otaniemi –A Nest for Ideas and Start-Ups http://www.oecd.org/edu/imhe/QT%20policies%20and%20practices.pdf http://www.laurea.fi/fi/tutkimus_ja_kehitys/julkaisut/Erilliset_julkaisut/Docu ments/LbD_Guide_04102011_ENG_lowres.pdf
  21. 21. Looking forward, thoughts on thefuture of innovative cities like EspooTransformation process and the future ofinnovative city• Physical, virtual and social environments• Grand challenges => shared value creation: • Future challenges of healthcare and wellbeing • Sustainable mobility & transportation• Suitable Infrastructure & Contributing together 20.10.2012 21
  22. 22. Physical, virtual and social environmentsImage Aaalto Suvi Nenonen. Helsinki Smart City Showcase 20.10.2012 http://vimeo.com/16424693 22
  23. 23. A good place to live, learn, work and enterprise in. 20.10.2012 23
  24. 24. Infrastructure, Renewal Capital & Contributing togetherThe area of Tapiola, Keilaniemi and Otaniemiconstitutes the T3 Innovation Triangle, inwhich science, culture and business createnew synergies and increases the level ofinnovative initiatives within the City. Within tenyears 5 billion € will be invested in the T3area. Cooperation with universities,companies and residents is the centralelement in our approach: Contributingtogether. 20.10.2012 24
  25. 25. Keilaniemi – Finland´s Business HubGlobal headquarters for Nokia, Kone, Fortum, Neste Oil, Huhtamaki, Tekla andRovio (Angry Birds)Local offices of Bayer, SAP, Microsoft, Huawei, DuPont, ZTE, Toshiba, Nissan, Konica Minolta and many moreWithin 15 min over 8,500 ICT cluster companies, over 12,000 Knowledge IntensiveBusiness Services companies and over 140,000 high value add jobs Keilaniemi towers 2021 Finland’s tallest residential buildingsKeilaranta tower 2016 Finland’s tallest office building
  26. 26. Otaniemi - Home for Science and Technology • Largest innovation and business hub in Northern Europe • Community of 16,000 students, 16,000 technology professionals and 5,000 researchers from 110 different countries • Host to Finland’s leading institutions in technology and science, Aalto University and the Technical Research Centre of Finland VTTA good place to live, learn, work and enterprise in. 20.10.2012 26
  27. 27. Tapiola – Centre for Culture, Sports and Shopping• Espoo Cultural Centre, Espoo Museum of Modern Art and WeeGee Exhibition Centre• Tapiola Sports Park, Barona Arena, Esport Center• Department stores and retail shops close by
  28. 28. Lessons and Areas for Future Research • Development of smart/innovative cities is the result of favorable macro and metropolitan level policies • Urban transformation need not take generations • Innovative cities - Are Human driven - Make most of STI and DUI enriching each others - Rely on shared vision and shared leadership - Create shared value and needed culture – modernized “Talkoot” or “UBUNTU”A good place to live, learn, work and enterprise in. 20.10.2012 28
  29. 29. Thank you!I would like to express mygratitude for each and everyonefor your global co-operation!Tuija.Hirvikoski@laurea.fi 29

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