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The 60th GIST Seminar
"Demand-driven Innovation Policy: The Case Finland"

The 60th GIST Seminar<br>
Lecturer Mr. Ville Valovirta (Senior Scientist, Technical Research Centre of Finland)
Time 17:00-19:00, June 6 (Fri), 2014
Place Research Meeting Room 4A, 4th floor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (ACCESS)
Sponsorship GRIPS Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Program (GIST)
Language English
Participation fees Free (Pre-registration required)
Document 発表資料(2.1M)

Presentation Overview

In recent years the notion of demand-driven innovation policy has gained ground in several European countries as well as the European Union and OECD. The new policy orientation argues that innovation policy has predominantly employed measures addressing the supply side (R&D grants, loans etc.) while neglecting other highly potential instruments addressing the demand for innovation. These instruments - most notably public procurement, regulation and standardisation - are regarded as measures through which governments can effectively promote demand for new technologies, products and services.
Finland has been among the first countries to introduce innovation policy with an explicit demand orientation. The presentation reviews recent developments in implementing demand-oriented innovation policy in Finland by discussing progress achieved and challenges encountered. Reflection is also made with corresponding developments in the European arena.

Simplified personal history

-Education-
1999   Master of Political Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
-Professional Career-
As of Jan. 2014 Senior Scientist (Research on science, technology and innovation policy; programme evaluation and impact assessment; and technology foresight.), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Jan 2008-Dec 2013 Management of VTT’s customer relations in the field of innovation policy, technology foresight, and public services. Research on science, technology and innovation policy; programme evaluation and impact assessment; and technology foresight, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Dec 2006-Dec 2007 Senior Scientist (Research on science, technology and innovation policy; programme evaluation and impact assessment; and technology foresight.), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Feb 2001-Nov 2006 Consultant, Carrying out consulting assignments in the fields of innovation policy, regional development and public management. Management of consulting activities in the field of programme evaluation and policy analysis. Strategy and performance management consulting. Net Effect Oy
Feb 2001-Nov 2006 Researcher(Research projects on public policy evaluation and public management), University of Helsinki, Department of Political Science

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