Northern and peripheral environments as a potential platform for business operations
Introduction to northern and peripheral environments: geopolitical, economical and cultural perspective; focusing on general characteristics of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region and the Lapland region in Finland. Business and industry profile in the region.
Defining innovation. Various theoretical perspectives.
Understanding innovation as a tool for competitiveness and regional business development
Business Innovation support measures at the national, regional and European levels
Introduction to RAMK´s profile as a ”Northern Regional Influencer” and its focal areas
Discovering opportunities for business innovation locally and regionally
Business innovation in the northern environment: case studies