Will we let Europe degenerate to the world's backyard?

No. The European economy is in danger of becoming captive to a long-term crisis and permanent recession. Meanwhile, business analytics, digitalisation and robotisation are radically transforming business and the organisation of work and institutions. Digital technologies and services co-evolve, impacting each other and societal changes. Global competition in these areas is intensifying and Finland must keep up.

Small countries, such as Finland, must choose what they focus on. This applies to education, science, and industries. The aim is to extract more business out of research results. Bureaucratic delays in commercialisation must be cut in all areas. Funding for innovation must be developed across industry sectors to reward also universities for commercialising their research results. 

We are pushing the Finnish cleantech industry and green growth entrepreneurship to become the greatest business opportunity in the world. We seek solutions for financially, ecologically and socially sustainable business. We merge technology and business expertise to promote entrepreneurship and the growth and internationalisation of businesses. We develop analytical methods to support strategic decision-making. We help to understand the possibilities of digitalisation and business analytics in the renewal of business.

Support for high-growth entrepreneurship should focus first on cleantech businesses

Cleantech businesses are growth oriented and seek growth on international markets aggressively. A study by Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) indicates that it would be worthwhile to...

Robotisation of health and welfare services requires better merging of technical and health care expertise

The more people know about and encounter the use of robots in health and welfare services, the more positive their attitude is to the matter. Nevertheless, expertise in technology and health and...