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Tekes, innovation landscapes

VTT’s Knowledge Solutions will chart innovation landscapes to the research programmes of Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation. The four-year contract covers the years 2009 – 2012.

Innovation landscapes are targeted to Tekes with its customers and partners. The landscapes will speed up the preparation process of national technology programmes and support Tekes strategy. 

"Having the latest information at hand speeds up the preparation process of technology programmes and provides guidance in choosing the best possible strategies. Charting innovation landscapes is an excellent way of utilizing information. VTT's Knowledge Solutions has been our reliable and competent partner in the past years - and continues being one", says Mr. Juha Korkeila, Development Manager at Tekes.

Trial - Cognitive Radio Innovation Landscape: innovation landscape

Built environment, innovation landscape: Russia and Eastern Europeinnovation landscape (in Finnish)

Ubicom 2012 - Embedded ICT: innovatoin landscape



NBPR: Idea Pilot project, guide on patent information to SMEs

The Idea-Pilot-project of the National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland (NBPR) has developed practices to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises in utilising existing information and making the commercialisation of ideas more effective. Patent documents are the largest source of international technical information.

VTT's Knowledge Solutions has compiled training material and instructions for utilising patent information tools. The guide (in Finnish) Tehoa tuotekehitykseen is a manual on best practices for utilising patent information at different phases of product development. “Product development is speeded up and directed in a strategically optimal direction", says NBPR Marketing Director Mika Waris.





WorldWideScience.org

The WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway, providing a path for comprehensive searching of national scientific output of the whole world, from South America and Asia to North America and the European countries. Unleashing global scientific discovery, through WorldWideScience.org (WWS) will accelerate scientific progress, boost finding research partners and market national expertise and know-how.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is one of the 12 founding members of the WWS alliance (linkki). Both the VTT Publications Register and the VTT Research Register are searchable through the WWS portal. Currently, the portal covers over 40 databases and portals from more than 50 countries. Much of the information is freely available.

The portal is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information.


Additional information

Timo Kopranen
Manager, Information Analysis
+358 20 722 4368

Additional information

Timo Kopranen
Manager, Information Analysis
+358 20 722 4368

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