Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship Fostering Digital Society

Matti Lähdeniemi, Olli Mertanen

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    The history of active digitalisation started roughly from the invention of transistor. After microprocessors the digitalisation has followed the Moore's law. Earlier digitalisation was clearly focused on technology sciences e.g. robotics, mobile phones, automation, intelligent vision, neural networks, 3D printing. Slowly also service and client based applications are in a more and more active role. Intelligent construction, intelligent clothes, clean tech, logistics, intelligent healthcare and whole social media. These topics among other things e.g. car tire with it's own internet address, deal more and more with big data and step by step the whole society is under digital control and guidance and also the intelligent innovation and development procedures are run by complicated digitalised algorithms.

    The above development gives us huge challenges and a great part of them are developed, activated and used and the most potential results are run as profited business. On the other hand how many challenges are lost, destroyed, never found or have not got correct push or start-up actions? Anyway the main thing is that to run and mutually develop this digitalised society is knowledge intensive entrepreneurship. It includes two principles. The first one is that the new enterprises are based on higher education to guarantee the updated knowledge in the young brains. The second one is the role of higher education which is integrated also in the succession procedures of enterprises because that just the point to evaluate present business ideas and take into account business challenges of digital society. Finnish universities of applied sciences (UAS) have developed several successful activities for promoting entrepreneurship. In this presentation the possibilities of knowledge intensive entrepreneurship are discussed. The discussion is based on the progressive results and the models which are developed during the last years. Great demands are also set for universities (Entrepreneurial University) where knowledge intensive entrepreneurship is successfully moving ahead. The strong strategic and operational commitment is one of the main things.

    Discussion is based on authors’ diverse and active experiences, research activities and observations in promoting entrepreneurship in UASes and Universities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication13th NETTIES Conference (Network Entities) Humboldt Cosmos Multiversity Tenerife March 5th – 8th 2015
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-9503983-1-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
    EventInternational Conference on Networking Entities - , Australia
    Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Networking Entities
    Period1/01/15 → …


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