Study: Models for International Innovation Policy : Transnational Channels and Regional Platforms (2013)
Fostering Globalizing Innovation Communities in Finland and Abroad
Raunio, Mika; Kautonen, Mika; Saarinen, Jukka P.
University of Tampere
The main objective of this report is to create a systematic framework to conduct policy planning related to the internationalization of an innovation system. Rather than singular new policy measures, this report proposes a shift in focus and an extension of view in internationally oriented national innovation policy making.
We suggest that the policy framework for a long-term internationalization strategy of the innovation policy should focus more on the development of the next generation of globally oriented “innovators” and the emergence of related global communities. Innovation communities are based on individuals, but bring together the key actors globally, including large firms and universities. Thus, the framework aims to promote the emergence of regional innovation systems that are more compatible with the global innovation ecosystem due to stronger globally oriented innovation communities.