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dc.contributor.authorEricson, Åsa
dc.contributor.authorHolmqvist, Johan
dc.contributor.authorWenngren, Johan
dc.contributor.authorKaartinen, Heidi
dc.contributor.authorSolvang, Wei Deng
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-29T14:55:54Z
dc.date.available2017-03-29T14:55:54Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-21
dc.description.abstractRegional research project are, as is also regional industry, highly need-based. That is, understanding the stakeholders’ (or customers’) real challenges and related needs is important. This study is based on interviews with SMEs in the Northern parts of Finland, Norway and Sweden, but also on available innovation agendas and strategies for each country. The differences among the companies in those regions bring forward distinct needs, while many experience similar challenges, for example low population density, long distances and a high dependency on basic industries. Innovation is identified as a key driver of regional growth and competitiveness. SMEs rarely employ the term innovation to describe their activities, but rather stress ‘knowing the customer’ as important. This indicates one of the challenges to implement innovation strategy as a driver for growth and competitiveness.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFinancing for the Innovations & Industrial Internet project (I3) from the EU program INTERREG North 2014–2020 that aims to support cross-border collaboration to strengthen competitiveness and attractiveness within the area of northern Sweden, northern Finland, northern Norway and Sápmi are gratefully acknowledged. Also, TARGET, making regional manufacturing globally competitive and innovative, financed by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014–2020 are acknowledged.en_US
dc.descriptionLink to publishers version: <a href=http://doi.org/10.1109/SIMS.2016.7802893>http://doi.org/10.1109/SIMS.2016.7802893</a>en_US
dc.descriptionConference held at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Campus Narvik, 21 - 24 Jun 2016.en
dc.identifier.citationEricson Å, Holmqvist J, Wenngren J, Kaartinen H, Solvang WD: SMEs challenges and needs in relation to innovation agendas and strategies. In: Solvang WD.: Proceeding of 1st International Symposium on Small-scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (SIMS), 2016. (IEEE conference proceedings)en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 1459667
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-5090-3074-3
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/10895
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen_US
dc.subjectVDP::Technology: 500en_US
dc.titleSMEs challenges and needs in relation to innovation agendas and strategiesen_US
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