Fortum and Metsä Group launched ExpandFibre, a 4-year R&D collaboration, in summer 2020. It is a major effort towards developing high-volume bioproducts that have a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to currently available fossil-based products. To succeed in the ambitious mission, the founding companies have joined forces with a large and continuously growing group of innovation partners – the ExpandFibre Ecosystem. Spinverse has supported the ecosystem in setting up the ExpandFibre activities and is working with Fortum and Metsä Group to accelerate impactful collaboration.
LuxTurrim5G is developing and demonstrating a fast 5G network based on smart light poles with integrated antennas, base stations, sensors, cameras and other devices. This ecosystem project led by Nokia and facilitated by Spinverse opens new digital services and business opportunities for a real smart city. One of the companies providing solutions for the ecosystem is Orbis from Vantaa, Finland. They manufacture radio frequency and optical fibre assemblies and take care of the assembly and device integration for the smart light poles. Orbis has experienced tangible benefits in the commercialisation process of their technical solutions after having joined the consortium a year ago.
In today’s rapidly changing world, very few organizations or people can make it alone. At best, orchestrated ecosystems built around companies can be strong drivers for growth and competitiveness but building and leading them can be tricky. A group of Spinverse ecosystem leaders recently rolled up their sleeves with Ulla Koivukoski for an interesting book project. The newly published Ecosystem Handbook offers fresh insights for engaging different people and organizations, to work better together to solve complex problems and grand challenges. The book gives practical help both for ecosystem leaders and all people working in them.
How to co-create and collaborate in complex and continuously changing environments? What are the cornerstones on which successful innovation ecosystems are built on? How can design thinking help to facilitate effective cooperation in an open innovation ecosystem?
We at Spinverse have been working on open innovation with the most innovative companies and organisations throughout our 15-year history. A few years ago, Spinverse started a research project on leadership of open innovation ecosystems. After diving deep into the subject by going through numerous studies, attending seminars and conferences as well as interviewing experts and stakeholders, we are now happy to share our key learnings with you in a series of whitepapers on the topic.
smart-MEMPHIS creates a new value chain for developing self-powering pacemakers and wireless sensors
smart-MEMPHIS, a four-year project joining the forces of nine European companies, universities and research institutes, has drawn to a close, establishing a new competitive ecosystem for energy autonomous smart sensor systems and building European leadership in the microsystems sector.
Finnish and European battery ecosystems were assessed in an extensive study focusing on the current status of the battery industry. The report made for Business Finland by Spinverse in collaboration with Gaia consulting gathered insights of about 130 experts in Finland and Europe, covering the whole value chain from raw materials, cells and batteries to various applications and recycling. The study identified six key areas for potential added value creation and 13 key recommendations for actions for the Finnish battery ecosystem.
Disruption is one of today’s hottest buzzwords. Disruption and continuous renewal are the norm, and changes are occurring at increasing speed. At the same time, technology or products are no longer the sole basis of competitive advantage. Rather, companies are looking into a future where customer experience is king, and technology is its subordinate.
Mirka, renown Nordic high-quality surface finishing products and tools manufacturer, takes a trailblazer role in taking its industry forward. With its SurfValue ecosystem, the innovative family business brings digitalization to the traditional surface finishing industry, thus helping its customers increase productivity.
The study covers the whole value chain of the battery industry ecosystem: Materials, Cells and modules, Applications and Recycling. We will identify and assess the offering and needs of the existing actors in this field, and define the opportunities and prerequisites for new value creation and platforms.
During the summer, Spinverse Innovation Management and Spinverse Management Consulting have joined forces and are now Spinverse Oy. Spinvese is now better equipped to offer its customers expertise to fulfill their requirements in today’s fast-paced global environment.
There is a growing need worldwide for digital health solutions. A new innovation ecosystem coordinated by HUS (The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa) called CleverHealth Network, brings together the health technology knowhow, healthcare professionals and the precise healthcare data of HUS. The aim of the CleverHealth Network is a turnover of 11 billion euro and export earnings of 7,7 billion euro for the companies in the ecosystem.