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During the first part of 2015 Julius Raab Stiftung organised a number of expert workshops in Vienna with the aim to develop an open innovation strategy and action plan for Austria. The report can be downloaded from the link below. http://www.juliusraabstiftung.at/unsere-ideen/open-innovation/128,eine-open-innovation-strategie-fuer-oesterreich.html

Center for Service Innovation (CSI) is a coordinated effort by the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) to focus on the innovation challenges facing the service sector. CSI aims to enhance the innovation capabilities of its business and academic partners. It is one of the 21 Norwegian Centers for Research-based Innovation (SFI), funded by the Research…

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The evaluation analyses the outputs and impacts of Tekes international offices work. The recommendations have already been utulised in the development of Tekes international offices network as well as in the new Tekes strategy. The work is carried out in cooperation with Technopolis Group Eesti. Report can be down loaded from the link: http://www.tekes.fi/globalassets/julkaisut/1_2015_reaching_out_for_knowledge_innovation.pdf

Innovation by consumers represents a significant but almost unknown element of innovation activities that exist across the society. While goos and services related innovation by consumers has existed in various forms for very long time, new technologies such as internet have given a significant boost to consumer innovaiton and increased its diffusion potential. This research…

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The service sector has been highlighted as a new growth engine of today’s economy. This sector will continue to expand as manufacturing-related services grow and demands of services enhancing customer welfare increase. Now is the time to initiate discussions on how to upgrade the quality of service sector more effectively so that its quantitative expansion…

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was the Keynote Speech that Dr. Kuusisto delivered at United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa meeting. UNECA’s third Science With Africa conference (SWA-3) and third session of the Committee on Development Information Science and Technology (CODIST 3), took place 12 to 15th of March 2013, in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. ECA science and technology program aims…

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This report provides the most comprehensive review and benchmarking of service innovation policies to date. The report is edited and organised by Dr. Jari Kuusisto with the help of country experts from China, USA, Korea, 13 EU countries and the European Commission. It brings together local knowledge and provides a unique global window into the…

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European Touch has more than 10 year track record on service innovation policy development in 15 countries and with key international organisations. Now European Touch Ltd.  contributes to The European Service Innovation Centre, which has started in its work to help regions harness service innovation for structural change. The European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General has…

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