From the editorial by ITEA chairwoman Zeynep Sarılar: "For Open Innovation to be a fertile environment, you need an Open Community willing to share its knowledge base, curious about other people’s ideas and technologies, motivated to discover the needs of its customers and cooperate with each other in a union of trust. I believe we do, as members of the ITEA Community, have this fertile environment for Open Innovation."
Refocus on Finland - Adapting to a changing landscape
The country focus in the ITEA Magazine issue 18 (May 2014) featured Finland. Less than three years later, Finland is back in focus. A refocus. Tekes is still the key publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland, and its goal remains the encouragement of a wide range of innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors. But, as Kari Komulainen, now director responsible for small and medium-sized enterprises at Tekes, says, “things have changed over the past few years. The landscape is constantly changing and we have to adapt to it if we want to ensure we can realise our goal.”