This research covers the renewal of companies, industries and the national economy. Discontinuities and transitions related to globalisation, technological development and company structures are often a focus of interest. Almost every project involves cooperation with companies or other stakeholders.
The availability of quantitatively sufficient and qualitatively sound financing represents an indispensable prerequisite for facilitating the material and immaterial investments essential for fostering productivity development. Conversely, advancements in productivity and profitability profoundly influence the extent to which companies become
The private service sector is a critical driver of the Finnish economy, contributing significantly to economic growth and employment. Currently, the sector is undergoing a substantial transformation due to a range of factors, including rapid digitalisation and other changes
Intangibles play a vital role in economic value creation and the overall well-being of societies. Examples of intangibles include brands, data, patents, software, and human and organisational capital. However, our current understanding of intangibles remains imperfect. This research project
At the same time as the importance of services in developed economies has grown, service companies and service operations have increasingly become exposed to international competition. Although many service functions still require a local presence, some services can be
This research project will create a situational picture of the effects of foreign investment on strategic and critical intangible assets. The results of the project will help to outline how strategic/critical intangible capital can be defined, what effects foreign
Combatting climate change will require substantial productive investments around the world. The carbon neutral transition requires both emission reductions in all sectors and the strengthening of carbon sinks. A carbon neutral transition will cause structural changes in production, distribution,
In the international research literature, foreign institutional investors have been found to have a positive impact on corporate innovation. Finnish data have shown that the patenting of companies is positively related to being the target of a foreign acquisition.
The manufacture of electronic devices and service infrastructures for digital applications are mainly located outside Finland. Over time, an understanding has emerged, for example, of how the value of electronic device manufacturing is distributed globally across different supply chains.
Productive investments in Finland have long been lagging behind the euro area and Sweden. Finland's R&D intensity (R&D expenditure / GDP) has also fallen during this decade. The project analyzes Finland's intangible and tangible investments in relation to other
Shaping the Future in the Era of Intelligent Tools: AI and Beyond Over the past decades, information technology has driven societal development and economic growth. The continuing advance of digitalization has enabled individuals and organizations to leverage more and
The purpose of this research project is to evaluate and recognise possibilities to both utilize EU's financial instruments for the development of Finland's growth companies financial markets and possibilities to replace business aids with more market-conform solution. The focus
The project examines the overall importance of research-based healthcare industry companies for the Finnish economy. The current state of the industry is estimated and will be linked to the decade's evolution. In addition, future scenarios with policy implications will
This research project aims to create a frame and instruments for structural competitiveness which can be utilized in monitoring Finland’s growth conditions. So called “competitiveness pyramid” is used as a frame in this project. This pyramid decomposes competitiveness into
The role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the lives of people and organizations is continually more significant. Digitalization is present in both people-to-people communication and corporate business. Previous scientific research results indicate that electricity consumption of ICT
This research plan comprises a comprehensive impact study on how Business Finland (BF) has succeeded in achieving the objectives associated with innovation and business subsidy funding and global network services. The data will be analyzed by the two-stage method:
The Digital Disruption of Industry -project acronym: DDI, http://ddi.aalto.fi/en/) studies the impacts of digitalization to the Finnish society through the lens of the industry. The next industrial revolution has already started with digitalization making it possible to create intelligent
The objective of the TRIGGER research project is to provide EU institutions with the competence and the tools required to address global challenges through international collaboration and global governance. A part of the project focuses on examining the possibilities
A consortium has been established between VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), Aalto University, University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, Silo.AI, and TMikko with a research focus on artificial intelligence,
Work and Wealth in the Era of Digital Platforms (acronym: BRIE-ETLA 2015-2018) studies implications of digital platforms on business strategies and national policies. It consists of international scholarly, business and policy relevant, research joint effort of BRIE, The Berkeley
Smart Work in Platform Economy (acronym: SWiPE) is the Academy of Finland and Strategic Research Council funded strategic research consortium, which studies how recent advances in digitalization changes content, quality, and quantity of human-performed work and implications of these
Etla participates in Salwe Ltd’s Get It Done -program by conducting cost-benefit analyses of new forms of health diagnostics and care in collaboration with the participating companies. The program creates new technologies and practices for healthcare professionals to provide
Finnish blockchain ecosystem consisting of public sector, research organisations and companies fully exploits the potential of blockchain technology in their research, business and technology portfolio. Finnish blockchain development and solutions are internationally competitive and well-known. The overall objective of
The project studies the amount, quality and economic impact of startup entrepreneurs and their ventures. Even though large incumbent corporations are the cornerstone of the Finnish economy, startups are a necessary “feed” into longer-term creative destruction and thus economic