Insights

How Tampere University revolutionized their process of finding the suitable funding opportunities for future projects

Spinbase is a tool developed by Spinverse to ease the complex task of finding the most suitable EU funding instrument for various R&D projects and at the same time, for identifying the relevant partners. Since early 2019, the research support services at Tampere University have successfully been using Spinbase for screening funding opportunities for their research projects.

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Leading innovation ecosystems — leading complexity

Solving big and complex global challenges in urbanisation, climate change and healthcare calls for innovative and disruptive solutions. These can be achieved only through close cooperation across different industries and disciplines. To succeed in such cooperation, special skills in leadership are in key role. To find out what kind of skills are required for successful leadership of multi-partner projects and innovation ecosystems, we turned to our experienced Ecosystem Leader Markku Heino.

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Complementary blended finance from EIC Accelerator Pilot for SME Instrument Phase 2 beneficiaries

Is your SME company one of the beneficiaries for the SME Instrument Phase 2? Now known as EIC Accelerator, this EU instrument has announced a complementary blended finance to those companies that have already secured grants for their project at Phase 2. This is a great opportunity for you if need an extra financial boost to your disruptive breakthrough project to achieve its final goal.

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How to build new 100 M€ businesses - Unfolding Open Innovation with Patrick Halford

"Ideas that transform markets and solve complex societal issues do not come fully formed or fully funded. Ideas percolate through various filters of evolving technologies, business models and mindset changes, often overlapping and feeding each other," says Patrick Halford, Vice President for Key Digital Technologies at Spinverse. Here are some of his insights on open innovation.

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Spinverse explored internationally significant innovation and growth ecosystems in Finland ​

For Finland to thrive, we need continuous growth in knowhow and Finland-based companies that have the ability to create new and globally competitive businesses. Networks and ecosystems play an increasingly important role in the competitiveness of technology companies and are on the agenda for sustainable growth in Finland and Europe. There are already a number of research and innovation ecosystems seeking for the minimum of billion-euro business. Spinverse recently completed an extensive study, commissioned by Technology Industries of Finland. In the study,  some of these growth-seeking ecosystems in Finland were analysed and recommendations to spur their growth were given.

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Warm welcome to new experts at Spinverse

Recent years have witnessed a steady growth in business and need for new experts at Spinverse. John Sperryn, Virpi Martikainen, Anssi Savisalo, Miguel Lopes, Aleksi Nieminen, Susanna Kiijärvi and Miisa Salmela are among the new team members who joined the ever growing Spinverse family in 2019.

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When digitalisation meets health, Spinverse helps to close the gap

Digitalisation is expected to bring major benefits in health care, both as effective health care solutions and in cost savings. Finland is investing significantly in R&D of both fields to become the world leader in health tech in the upcoming years. CleverHealth Network is an innovation ecosystem where Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and a group of prominent Finnish technology companies use health care data to develop together better health care solutions for Finns and successful export products for the companies. Spinverse facilitates the ecosystem, acting as a key driver for these new innovations in health tech.

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Mirka introduces robot sanding for digital manufacturing

Mirka, an innovative Nordic manufacturer of high-quality surface finishing products and tools, boldly develops new technologies in its quest to bring digital processes to the traditional surface finishing industryThe currently ongoing development work aims at meeting the customer need for automated production lines, where robot-assisted sanding plays a key role. The development is carried out in an extensive Surf Value ecosystem project, facilitated by Spinverse 

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The nominations for the CTO of the Year 2020 are open!

Have you worked with an exceptional CTO in Finland? We are now looking for nominations to find the CTO who makes the biggest impact in bringing the best out of their team, is an inspiring leader and adds significant value to the company through technology.

Nominate your candidate here

Who is eligible? Anyone who is responsible for their company’s technology in Finland. The selection criteria are very comprehensive and are specified by three categories: the person, the CTO's company and societal impact. The nomination period is open until the 31th of January 2019.

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