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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 marika.paakkala@hse.fi nbc@hse.fi 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