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 focused on the role of universities as utilisers of unused intangible assets of firms – patents and ideas – in organized and managed research and student projects.

  • Research work consisted ofa survey that presents the status quo of current activities,

  • project-level case studies, and

  • policy workshops that assure relevance of research.

  • As a result, a Finnish handbook of open innovation was prepared for practitioners and policy guidance.

    Partners: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Helsinki, University of Tampere and Lappeenranta University of Technology. 

Duration: 1.1.2013-28.2.2015

LUT Kouvola

LUT University, Kouvola Unit

Tykkitie 1

45100 Kouvola, Finland