Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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MAAN7503 Perspectives to the Finnish Innovation System 6 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Päivi Oinas

Learning outcomes

The student develops the skills to analyse and evaluate innovation systems as operational environments of innovative firms at local, national and transnational scales, in Finland in particular.


Elements of innovation systems materialize as organizational innovations in firms, amongst competitors and collaborators in industries and industrial sectors, and at the level of national, regional, or international environments. The interdisciplinary team of lecturers will present a range of perspectives to the innovation process. Both theory and empirical applications will be discussed. We will consider the Finnish innovation system, its interconnections to innovation systems in other countries and the international innovation scene. We are also encouraged to think ahead and further away: what kind of innovation systems should a country like Finland design for the future? How and why ought the Finnish model differ from other models? The course provides a learning forum for Finnish and visiting students.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work
Independent work

Lectures by an interdisciplinary team at UTU (Päivi Oinas, Jarna Heinonen, Jussi Jauhiainen, Juha Kaskinen, Maria Höyssä, Juha Laurila, N.N.) and visitors, discussions in class; 28 hours (4h/week).

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English

No final exam.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Articles to be studied as instructed during the course.

Further information

The course is offered every other year. The course is not offered in the academic year 2015-2016.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Geography and Geology
Finland Futures Research Centre
Optional Advanced Courses (Futures Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Geography and Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geology
DP in Geography
DP in Geography
Finnish Study Modules