research project: Enabling Technologies and Innovation Capabilities as
Drivers of Industrial Renewal – An International Comparative Analysis
In 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.