Population per km² (2017) : 37
Innovation Performance Group (2019) : Leader -
Etelä-Suomi is the most populous region of Finland, it also has the highest economic and innovation activity. The region has a strong base supported by a strong national policy in co-ordination.This has been based on the systemic approach to innovation policy at the national level since the early 1990s, which has emphasized the importance of interdependencies and collaboration among research organisations, universities, firms, and industries due to increasing importance of knowledge as a competitive asset.
Is the region looking for international/European/interregional collaboration opportunities?
Yes - Smart Specialisation Platforms (Personalised medicine, Medical technology)
Regional: Regional Strategy
Regional Smart Specialisation
Topics covered by policies : Medical research and innovation (-omics, biomarkers, diagnostics, etc.); Education, training and skill development; ICT/genomics, health, lifestyle data(infrastructure)
Policy document (RIS3): Yes
Policy document PM@RIS3: Yes
Auria Clinical informatics (EU Digital innovation hub status)
Turku center for disease modeling TCDM research center
Turku bioimaging research center www.bioimaging.fi
Collaborations with Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu
Baltic eLearning in Health and Medical Informatics
BORDER INFORMATION 2000
City Twins Co-operation Network
Co-operation in networks of child care issues
Cross-border co-operation in healthy exercise
Health education and social advice for low-income families with young children centralbaltic.eu/projects
Networking as a resource in elderly care
Digital Innovation Hubs:
Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?
Council of European Bioregions (CEBR);Other