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Innovation Competencies and Entrepreneurial Skills External view: Marika Paakkala Helsinki School of Economics, Small Business Center New Business Center (NBC) Business Incubator Helsinki, Finland. BaltMet Inno Final Conference 6 - 7.11.2007 in Tallinn.

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Innovation Competencies and Entrepreneurial SkillsExternal view:Marika PaakkalaHelsinki School of Economics, Small Business CenterNew Business Center (NBC) Business IncubatorHelsinki, Finland

BaltMet Inno Final Conference 6 - 7.11.2007 in Tallinn


The role of HSE Small Business Center and New Business Center business incubator

The Small Business Center (established in 1980) is a service unit at the Helsinki School of economics

  • Special areas: entrepreneurship and small business development

  • Business areas:

    • Training and development programmes for SMEs

    • Research

    • Business incubator activity

      New Business Center (established 1997) offers business development, facility and equipment services to new or recently started companies.

  • The main focus group: Knowledge-intensive business services

  • The incubator`s aim is to promote and accelerate the incubate companies`growth and business success in both domestic and international marketplace

  • Total 20-25 companies, 1000 s.m premises


Successful projects- Some Important aspects

  • General development frame exists and the project fits into that smoothly

  • Cultural understanding between the groups

  • Partner selection and co-operation

  • Enough time and resources to investigate the needs of regions and the target groups related to development of co-operation

  • The project concept itself, keep it simple and modify according to participant needs

  • Have the vision and long term strategy for the project organization and make it a continuous mode of operation

  • Follow up, evaluation and promotion


Transnational incubator development programme- Some important points

  • Arrange education in innovative thinking

  • Discuss a lot: Exchange of experience is important

  • Use practical case studies

  • Participate actively and show strong commitment

  • Increased and strenghtened cooperation between partners

  • Be open for new innovative ideas

  • Arrange shared training sessions

  • Benchmark best practices

  • Make the network work actively

  • Provide better services for incubated companies

  • Focus on concrete, measurable business benefits

  • Create innovative learning environments and forums for cooperation


Project idea for innovative transnational organisations and companies

  • Market survey

    • Analyse the need and expectations for transnational cooperation

    • Target group: personel from dirrerent innovative organisations and companies

  • Workshop/seminar for potential partners

    • How to develop innovative cooperation?

    • What are the resources ? Needs for cooperation ? Commitment?

  • Action plan for each company

    • Identify company`s specific expectations for the project

    • Action plan should be related to their business plan

  • Arrange shared meetings and trainings

    • Match suitable companies together

    • Follow-up the results

  • Create innovative learning environments and forums for cooperation, follow-up and evaluate the effectiveness continuously


NBC contact information

New Business Center

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21.B, 7th Floor

00100 Helsinki

FINLAND

Project Director Marika Paakkala

Mobile+358 (0) 40 829 2286

Fax +358 10 217 8629

E-mail [email protected]

[email protected]

Web- Information about Business Incubator: www.nbc.fi

- Information about Small Business Center training and services: www.hse.fi/smallbusinesscenter

- Information about Helsinki School of Economics: www.hse.fi


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