Research project

Open innovation on the borderline of university-enterprise cooperation (Open-UNIC)

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Project Details
Start date: 01/01/2015
End date: 28/02/2015


The Open-UNIC research project advances research on open innovation as a new source of value creation in the collaboration between Finnish universities and enterprises. The study focuses on the role of universities as utilisers of unused intangible assets of firms – patents and ideas – in organized and managed research and student projects. This is a novel research approach in the study of knowledge transfer of public research performers and contributes to the emerging field of open innovation studies in public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Research work consists of
a) a survey that presents the state of play of open innovation activities in Finnish universities and polytechnics,
b) project-level case studies that highlight collaborative and contractual practices; and
c) policy workshops in Finland and Russia for assuring policy relevance.
As a result, a Finnish handbook of open innovation is prepared for practitioners and policy guidance.

Technology transfer, university-industry collaboration, open innovation

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