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1 Markku Markkula Smart Specialisation: Societal Innovation for implementing the EU2020 The Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the political assembly that provides the regional and local levels with a voice in EU policy development and EU legislation. The Treaties oblige the Commission, Parliament and Council to consult the Committee of the Regions whenever new proposals are made in areas that affect the regional or local level. The CoR has 344 members from the 27 EU countries, and its work is organised in 6 different commissions. They examine proposals, debate and discuss in order to write official opinions on key issues.

2 Smart Specialisation Societal Innovations for implementing the EU2020 Open Days 12 October 2011 Markku Markkula OR DO WE HAVE ANOTHER OPTION? IS THIS OUR EUROPEAN FUTURE?

3 End users needs and potential: Individuals & Organizations We need societal innovation for sustainable impacts Scientific Knowledge and Resource Base SMART SPECIALISATION FILL THE GAP Real Life Practice City as the laboratory

4 CoR: EU Needs Radical Transformation Mindset & Pioneers & Scalability Based on the Committee of the Regions CoR opinion on The role of local and regional authorities in achieving the targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy the policy should focus on (I have chosen a few key conclusions from the 12 page opinion which will be approved today at the CoR Plenary): 1.Strong regional measures are needed to turn research results into innovation that is locally tailored and can be applied throughout Europe; 2.The focus should be on making full use of digitalisation and new key enabling technologies to modernise regional innovation policy ; 3.CoR stresses the importance of building regional innovation capacity on the basis of smart specialisation and complementarities in neighbouring regions; 4.CoR calls for pioneering regions to form European consortiums integrating different capabilities to create ground-breaking societal innovations for Europe-wide use. 5.CoR encourages the regions to move towards open innovation, within a human-centred vision of partnerships, i.e. to modernise the Triple Helix concept ; Markku Markkula CoR & Aalto University

5 According to the plans, by 2020, there will be new investments of 4-5 billion : metro, tunnel construction of ring road, other infra, housing, office and business buildings, public services, university buildings, sports and cultural facilities… Nokia Aalto University Rovio Tapiola Garden City EIT ICT Lab Innovation Ecosystem in Practice

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7 Regional Innovation Ecosystem Regional Ecosystem Approach: Integrating Research and Innovation of Urban Design & ICT Markkula, M., Miikki, L., Hyyppä, H., and Pirttivaara, M., Aalto University, Applying the Future Internet – PPP, Francesca Bria, OISPG, March 2011 URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENT PLATFORMS INTEGRATING VIRTUAL AND REAL WORLD OPEN INNOVATION FOR QUALITY OF LIFE USER DRIVEN HUMAN COLLABORATION AND PROCESSES SOCIO ECONOMIC ECOSYSTEM Urban Planning Perspective FUTURE INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE SUPPORT & CLOUD PLATFORM USAGE AREAS & SMART PILOTS – APPS AND DATA PROVISION APPS GOVERNANCE & POLICY REGULATORY FRAMEWORK SOCIO ECONOMIC ECOSYSTEM Smart Digitalization Perspective

8 Summary: We Cannot Reach the Target by Incremental Small Steps We need to create Joint Regional Innovation Ecosystems Inventing the future: Working and learning together Fruits of global pioneering to the use of all Today: Separate projects and silos Gardening to enable uniqueness The picture is based on the results of the Aalto Camp for Societal Innovation 2011: Markku Markkula


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