At the moment, there are three ongoing projects:
» Co-creation of a Namibian Smart Community [SmartCom] 6/2016-6/2018
Co-creation of a Namibian Smart Community [SmartCom] research project aims to combine the development and business goals in the context of African urban development. The project studies, through a practical engagement, especially the concepts of responsible, inclusive and systemic innovation. University Tampere in co-operation with VTT conducts the project funded by Tekes BEAM programme (Business with Impact) and company consortium.
For more info: http://www.uta.fi/yky/en/research/tasti/research/Projects/SmartCom/introduction.html
Open Innovation Platforms in Urban and Regional Development 5/2015 - 1/2018
The six largest cities in Finland have joined forces to tackle their common urban challenges. The Six City Strategy (6Aika) is implemented with cooperative projects which enable the cities to experiment in a larger context than just one city. They engage the whole urban community to create smarter and more viable cities. Tampere univeristy is working in co-operation with Tampere Regional Council is a sub-project developing the management tools to foster the OIP appraoch in the urban and regional innovation policy desing. For more about project results and communication in Tampere visit: https://avoimetinnovaatioalustat.wordpress.com/
For more info: https://6aika.fi/in-english/
Mainstreaming Responsible Innovation in European S3 (MARIE) 5/2017 - 12/2019
In MARIE, partners from 8 regions face these challenges together in the context of their smart specialisation priority sectors. Their objective is to improve regional public policy that supports delivery of RRI to enterprises’ product, process and service design, production and distribution. Changes are expected in projects funded by policy instruments and in policy management structures and strategic focus, including integration of RRI criteria and RRI as a horizontal concept. In Tampere region Univeristy of Tampere and Tampere Regional Council are working together to study and foster the use of the RRI in the regional innovation policy design.
For more info: https://www.interregeurope.eu/marie/
Project manager Mika Raunio