A strategy, a general plan to achieve a goal under uncertainty, no matter how brilliant, is only a start. It needs to be embedded in respective governance structures; relating to the engagement of actors involved in a collective problem that leads to the creation, reinforcement, or reproduction of agendas, rules and norms. Establishing a strategy and governance structures within complex ecosystems and uncertain operating environment lays out a huge, and for many unexplored, managerial challenge.
Developing a plan with a practical value for the strategic governance of the ecosystem can build on alignment and foresight. It should engage key decision-makers to ensure their commitment in creative and ambitious strategies, action plans, but also in carefully defined policies and guidelines in connection with the existing organisational good practices and standards.
International analysis on mission-oriented instruments
At the Insight Foresight Institute, we have recently conducted a study for ENISA – Empresa Nacional de Innovacion, S.A. on this subject focusing on initiatives launched by public sector entities. Our mapping points to initiatives that explicitly address mission orientation and ecosystem-based approaches to a greater or lesser extent. Our work helps to understand how mission-oriented innovation initiatives operate and everything that actually happens, from the pre-planning stages to the moment they are launched, and we start to see short- and long-term results, going through all the necessary economic, political and social organization and management to make each initiative happen.
Transformative governance of innovation ecosystems
The CEO of IFI, Totti Könnölä publishes with Aalto University professors in a leading research journal ‘Technological Forecasting and Social Change’ a paper on transformative governance of innovation ecosystems. New lens for policy and management The framework of transformative governance developed in the paper, offers a powerful new lens for policy and management contexts which […]
Towards smart circular economy; the role of digitalisation
The Digital Development and Society Forum of the Spain Digital Foundation supported by the Insight Foresight Institute (IFI) has prepared a dossier in Spanish entitled “Towards the Intelligent Circular Economy; the role of digitization” tries to contribute ideas proposing to take advantage of the potential of digitization to change the model of the current linear […]
Towards the smart and circular economy
CEO of Insight Foresight Institute, Totti Könnölä, writes in the Telos Magazine on the role of digitalization in circular economy. Digitalization can significantly reduce emission levels and the polluting impact of human activity on the environment. The economic model that society has lived up to now is the linear one that follows the sequence: extract […]
Task force to address water scarcity in Southern Europe
The CEO of Insight Foresight Institute, Totti Könnölä, participates in the task force of EIT-KICs (Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, EIT RawMaterials). This Body of Knowledge works on finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe.
Transformative governance of personal health ecosystems
Invited speech of Dr. Totti Könnölä, CEO inf Insight Foresight Institute in the scientific conference ‘Bioengineering for Healthy Ageing. Adding Life to Years’ November 9th 2017, CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Future personal health ecosystems encompass various areas of application such as chronic disease management, life-style management, independent living and emergency services. Such future systems assist in the […]
Corporative Innovation in Spain: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Venturing
Insight Foresight Institute has prepared a research on corporate innovation in Spain in connection with the E2I2 Forum (Education, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Investment) coordinated by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The project consisted of: i) a study of the literature on intrapreneurship, innovation and corporate entrepreneurship, iii) verification of the data with public material, and […]
IFI in the Finnish policy research seminar: Growth ecosystems as an innovation policy tool
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation TEKES and the Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA organised in autumn 2016 an international workshop to compile international research data on developing ecosystems. Totti Könnölä, CEO of Insight Foresight Institute, presented the paper “Co-creating Pan-European Innovation Ecosystems: reflections from the EIT”. Competition in the […]
Unleashing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe: People, Places and Policies
IFI co-authored a book that sets out the elements for the design of a streamlined and future-proof policy on innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe. It is the result of a collective effort led by CEPS, which formed a Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the EU, composed of authoritative scholars, industry experts, entrepreneurs, practitioners […]
Internationalisation of Spanish Universities
Luis Delgado and Totti Könnölä (CEO of IFI) write in the EAIE Magazine on the role of international officers in Spanish universities. The analysis of job offers for international officers in higher education in Spain leads to the conclusion that their main goal is to support the recruitment of international students. They often work within […]