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 of
- a 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.
Research funder: Tekes
Further information: Professor Marko Torkkeli, marko.torkkeli(at)lut.fi