Download the book from this page or pick up a printed book for free from Urban Mill. See instructions below.
The 378-page book published by Aalto University, Laurea University of Applied Science and Built Environment RYM Oy, gives a snapshot of developments in Espoo Innovation Garden—state-of-the-art at the time of publication. It shows in 27 articles what’s happening at this moment —through the work of the authors—but also points to the future, as their work continues within the Energizing Urban Ecosystems research program.
This book is a must for anyone interested in understanding how Espoo Innovation Garden functions as an orchestrated regional innovation ecosystem. It is a good illustration of how ecosystems work in practice, presenting the results of many months of cross-border and interdisciplinary teamwork, which is now ready to be shared with a wider public. It is a commendable journey, with many lessons for innovators across Finland and Europe to inspire journeys of their own.
“Orchestrating regional innovation ecosystems is an emerging science—and an art. So it is important to research its secrets, learn how they work and why, and thus come to understand how to better maintain and improve them. That is what the many authors of this book—researchers, practitioners, businesspeople and politicians—have done. We must continue to learn how orchestrating these ecosystems creates opportunities for business, universities and local government, and enhances the quality of life of our citizens. The work accomplished here is exemplary and has much to offer to other regions in Europe.”
– CARLOS MOEDAS, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation