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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MAAN7561 Innovation Ecosystems in the Global Economy 6 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Päivi Oinas, Jarna Heinonen, Jussi S. Jauhiainen
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X

Learning outcomes

The student develops the skills to analyze and evaluate how processes of knowledge creation and innovation benefit from agents and interactions amongst users and producers in supportive environments, dubbed "innovation ecosystems"; to understand the local and global interconnections of such ecosystems; and to understand the differences in the operation of the ecosystems in different institutional environments around the globe.


The process of generating new knowledge and applying it in innovative activities benefits from interactions of economic and other agents in what can be called "innovation ecosystems". These systems are formed by producers and users of products and services, multiple stakeholders (such as universities, research institutes, financiers, government bodies, local development agencies, etc.), and their interactions. Innovation ecosystems are often concentrated in specific localities or regions but their key agents and processes are at the same time typically connected to related agents, processes, and other ecosystems in different parts of the world. Examples of a range of innovation ecosystems around different products, services, technologies and platforms will be discussed during the course, both in advanced service economies and in developing economies. The role of universities in innovation will be highlighted. The global connections of ecosystems, and the challenges of building bridges across institutional environments, and sharing views on sustainable innovation across systems will be explored.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work
Independent work

Lectures by an interdisciplinary team at UTU (Päivi Oinas, Economic Geography; Jussi Jauhiainen, Geography; Jarna Heinonen, entrepreneurship) and visitors; 24 hours (4h/week).

Modes of study

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

No final exam.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Assignments and learning diaries.

Further information

4th or 5th year. Available 2016/17, not 2017/18

Belongs to following study modules

Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos