Special Session timetable

Moderator: Janne Antikainen, Director for Regional Development, Ministry of Employment and the Economy


Monday 23 August 2010 

13.30 Opening: The flow of ideas between centres and rural areas

Marko Torkkeli, Professor, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Kouvola Unit

13.40 Innovation in small and medium-sized centres and rural areas: what potential for stronger linkages with the centres

Sara Davies, Senior Research Fellow, European Policy Research Centre

14.10 Doing, using and interacting between cities and rural areas: Examples

Soile Kuitunen, Development Director, City of Mikkeli

14.25 Innovation policy and the rural-urban interaction

Jari Kolehmainen, Research Manager, Sente, University of Tampere

14.40 Open Innovations in the Systemic Innovation Theory

Jari Stenvall, Professor, University of Lapland

14.55 Debate: How to create mutually enriching innovation networks and step to the next level?

15.15 End of the Session


Further information: Sanna Tomperi,             +358 (0)5 353 0226, Sanna.Tomperi@lut.fi