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Published on September 7, 2007

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The Co-operation between the City and the Universities in Turku; Promoting and Developing the Innovation System:  The Co-operation between the City and the Universities in Turku; Promoting and Developing the Innovation System University - City Co-operation seminar 11.5.2007 Mayor Mikko Pukkinen, City of Turku, Finland ”Table of contents”:  'Table of contents' A joint strategy for regional development A regional innovation system Transfer of know-how benefits all parties Communication and marketing Enhancing well-being Cooperation in cultural policy A joint strategy for regional development :  A joint strategy for regional development Strategic interests between the City and the universities: Shared visions and understanding of the direction in which the city, the region and the province might best develop and the challenges in store on this path. Exchange of information, expertise and know-how in a variety of fields on a day-to-day basis. Slide4:  The concentration of higher education Three universities and four universities of applied sciences: University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and the Turku School of Economics Turku University of Applied Sciences, the campuses of the nationwide Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (Diak) and Humak University of Applied Sciences, and Sydväst Polytechnic (Yrkeshögskolan Sydväst).  Underpins the success - well-being, economic growth and rich cultural life - of the City of Turku as well as south-western Finland at large. Regional cooperation and development strategy 2006-2012:  Regional cooperation and development strategy 2006-2012 Represents universities´ joint vision of how resources should be focused to best serve their regional development mission. The plan is based on the strategic focuses of the City of Turku, the Regional Council of Southwest Finland and other central actors in the region. Commitment to a high level of expertise, promotion of technology and the development of innovative businesses. Key fields are: biotechnology and health information technology cultural services environmental industry material production with special emphasis on the metal, maritime and graphics industries. Promoting regional development in four areas:  Promoting regional development in four areas Social responsibility The universities will work together to improve well-being, social and cultural capital and the prospects for sustainable development in the region. Internationality The universities will promote internationalisation of the region and develop international cooperation. Entrepreneurship The universities will work together to further entrepreneurship in the region. Cooperation between universities The universities will strengthen their cooperation for the benefit of the region. Students in Turku:  Students in Turku Universities 25 100 Basic education 16 000 Universities of Applied Sciences (Polytechnic) 9700 Vocational education 5 100 Upper secondary schools 4 500 A regional innovation system:  A regional innovation system Turku Science Park Finland’s most urban campus; it features over 250,000 square metres of facilities housing operations that provide some 14,000 jobs. Turku Science Park Ltd, Turku University Hospital and a large number of information-intensive development companies. The principal shareholder of the Turku Science Park group is the City of Turku. The focal areas within technology are the biosciences and information sciences. In the new national centre of expertise programme, Turku is coordinator of the Health-Bio Cluster and the Maritime Cluster. Paves the way for expanding research and education in the field, where the universities in the Turku region offer solid know-how in technology, the maritime industry, and the environmental industries. Slide9:  Time magazine 19.7.2006 Transfer of know-how benefits all parties:  Transfer of know-how benefits all parties The City and universities exchange experts regularly in a range of strategic and planning teams. Cooperation between the city and universities to improve employment prospects for graduating students is a strategic goal geared towards the success of the entire region. KIBS (Knowledge Intensive Business Services): the Turku region has over 8,000 jobs and 2,000 business in this sector, with an annual turnover of 1.2 billion euro. Practical examples:  Practical examples Finland Futures Research Centre - indicator systems and forecasting methods focused on analysing the relationship between environmental and societal development. University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University - In addition to the strong natural science approach, environmental research emphasises legal and social points of view, such as those relevant to city research. The GI Centre of Southwest Finland produces products such as digital maps and information on Southwest Finland. The Turku Development Forum (TDF) Donated professorial chairs, project funding and scholarships. Public sector Research Enterprises Communication and marketing:  Communication and marketing Turku Tutorial website Promotes the city as a place to study. Features the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, the Turku School of Economics, and the Turku University of Applied Sciences. www.turkututorial.fi Centrum Balticum Think-tank launched in 2007. Regional, national and international actor focused on finding new perspectives and strengthening the influence of the Baltic Sea region, particularly in the European context. TURKU-Southwest Finland European office in Brussels The universities in the Turku area now contribute to supporting the office set up by the City of Turku and the Regional Council of Southwest Finland. Enhancing well-being:  Enhancing well-being The universities in Turku contribute to monitoring and developing well-being as appropriate to their particular research and education profiles. Cooperation with the City of Turku’s provision of services in the welfare sector is extensive and multifaceted. 'Get Turku’s schools moving' –project A number of other joint research and development projects based on researcher cooperation are in progress in the field of enhancing health and well-being. Southwest Finland Centre of Expertise on Social Welfare (VASSO) Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association, a WHO collaborating centre Cooperation in cultural policy:  Cooperation in cultural policy The University of Turku provides Finland’s broadest selection of art and culture subjects. The cooperation between the universities in Turku and the City of Turku promotes the creation of projects and events between culture and science. The University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku School of Economics and the Art Academy of Turku University of Applied Sciences are actively involved in the City’s European Capital of Culture 2011 project. Slide15:  Turun kaupunki PL 355, 20101 Turku Puh. (02) 330 000 turun.kaupunki@turku.fi www.turku.fi

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