New research project: Enabling
Technologies and Innovation Capabilities as Drivers of Industrial
Renewal – An International Comparative Analysis (iREN)
Finland and most other developed countries manufacturing, even after
its diminished size, continues to be the backbone of the economy in
terms of employment, exports and value added. In order to survive and
grow, industrial manufacturing in developed countries needs to renew
themselves. While digitalization and enabling technologies can
facilitate renewal of manufacturing and bringing it back to these
countries, the changes can also be disruptive for the existing
manufacturing that is driving strongly.
Three main aims of the iREN research project are:
project further strengthens international research profile of the
SC-Research and it builds on the research results and networks
established in earlier projects towards USA, Germany, and Austria.
- Improved ability to harness industrial renewal, related skills, technologies and capabilities for the benefit of the society
- Increased understanding of the industrial renewal phenomena and forces driving the change
- In-depth understanding of industrial- and innovation policies and practices in Austria, Finland, Germany and the U.S.A.