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MAAN7564 Science and technology parks: Comparing Turku and Berlin innovation hubs 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Department of Geography and Geology

Learning outcomes

Student masters the main features of science and technology parks and innovation hubs, is capable of comparing them internationally and capable of analyzing them in their local geographical contexts. Student is capable of working in an international project group, where the group members work face-to-face only for a short period of time and use otherwise virtual methods for communication.

General description

Science and Technology Parks have been established throughout Europe as instruments that enable and accelerate the market entrance of innovations originating at universities. The geographical proximity between academic and economic actors in STPs supports collaboration and knowledge transfer between universities and firms, as well as creation of science-based innovations. Therefore, science and technology parks can be considered to be innovation hubs. Both the University of Turku and Humboldt University of Berlin locate in such an innovation hub: Science Park Turku and Adlershof Berlin. Despite the general commonalities of science and technology parks, Turku and Berlin are in many ways different cities and contexts for innovation hubs. This makes it interesting to compare the Science Park Turku and Adlershof Berlin.

Students form international teams to address the following research questions:

• How are the science and technology parks organized and managed?

• How are the science and technology parks applying Internet for branding, knowledge transfer and regional development?

• What kinds of instruments are applied to foster knowledge transfers and innovations within the startup scene of science and technology parks?

• How are co-working spaces for knowledge transfer utilized in the science and technology parks?

Teacher responsible

Johanna Hautala


Fri 20-Oct-2017 at 12-14, TKK, kokoushuone 3
Fri 10-Nov-2017 at 12-14, Q111, Quantum
Fri 17-Nov-2017 at 12-14, natura, kh251


Numeric 0-5.

Evaluation criteria

Group report, participation in meetings and group work, presentation, blog

Study materials

Lectures, collection of articles, empirical materials collected by the group, self-studying

Further information

Please note that the course participation is limited to 10 students. Preference is on the students who major in geography and have completed courses on topics relevant to this course.

If travel funding is available, students of the University of Turku will visit Berlin in February 22-23 2018. If travel funding is available, it is directed primarily for the students who major in geography.

Preliminary course schedule (specific dates to be announced):

I October-November 2017: Introduction and international workshop

  • Introductory e-meeting, group discussion based on collection of articles
  • Students of the Humboldt University will visit Turku in November 20-25. This intensive period includes several meetings and group work sessions. Attendance is required.

II November-December 2017: Empirical work

III January-February 2018: Analysis, synthesis and international workshop

If travel funding is available, students of the University of Turku will visit Berlin in February 22-23 for international workshop where the results of the groups will be presented. Otherwise the workshop will be arranged as a virtual meeting