Innovations are the key element in prosperity and wealth of nations. Innovations are encouraged and supported around the world by various means, and Finland is estimated . Innovations not only require bright minds, bold risk taking, and devoted entrepreneurship. The whole society needs to support and encourage generation of innovations. These requirements point out challenges to the Russian innovation environment that the country needs to tackle if to achieve the ambitious goals of the Russia 2020 plan. A new method of co-operation between Finnish and Russian entrepreneurs, innovators, and innovation support organizations is established in a 2010-2011 project by the Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences and the Baltic State Technical University of St. Petersburg. Lectures on the Finnish innovation ecosystem, and the support to innovators have been presented, and innovation ideas of Russian companies, students, and researchers have been collected, analyzed, and evaluated. A number of concrete business actions have been promoted and networking of Finnish and Russian companies catalyzed.
|Title of host publication||Research publication 2012|
|Editors||Hanna Kuninkaanniemi, Pekka Malvela, Marja-Leena Saarinen|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|MoE publication type||B2 Part of a book or another research book|
|Name||Julkaisuja / Kymenlaakson ammattikorkeakoulu. Sarja B, Tutkimuksia ja raportteja|