Invited keynote speeches, lectures and workshops in an international context [all expenses covered by the organising body]

Sotarauta, M. 2018. Agency and Regional Innovation Systems. EU-SPRI Winter School on Geography of Innovation. University of Lund. Lund, Sweden.

Sotarauta, M. 2017. Place Leadership in Local and Regional Economic Development. European Week of Cities and Regions. 10.10.2017. Brussels, Belgium.

Sotarauta, M. 2017. Green Economic Growth and the Europe Union: What Prospects, Which Possibilities and What Kind of Leadership. University of South Australia Business School Research Day. Invited public lecture. 31.10.2017. Adelaide, Australia.

Sotarauta, M. 2017. Constructed or structural resilience? Observations from Finland. The 2nd OECD International Roundtable for Cities: How to measure and implement resilient policies. OECD. 29.6.2017. Tampere.

Sotarauta, M. 2017. Governance and place leadership in local/regional economic development. Invited presentation. Institute of International Studies Mini-Conference: Fragile Governance and Local Economic Development - Theory and Evidence from Peripheral Regions in Latin America. 15.5.2017. University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Sotarauta, M. 2017. Place Leadership from an International perspective. Leading places. 21.11.2016. HEFCE, London, UK.

Sotarauta, M. 2016. Current Research Priorities and Funding Mechanisms in Finland. SQU-FinUni Symposium 8.11.2016. Muscat, Oman.

Sotarauta, M. 2016. Place leadership and governance. Keynote presentation. Planning for Regional Development: The National Planning Framework as a Roadmap for Ireland’s Future - Regional Studies Association Irish Branch Annual Conference. 9.9.2016. Galway, Ireland. 

Sotarauta, M. & Suvinen, N. 2016. Institutional Agency and Smart Specialisation: How Institutional Entrepreneurs and Navigators Work to Institutionalise a New Science-based Industry. Changing Patterns of Territorial Policy: Smart Specialisation & Innovation in Europe First SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation & Territorial Development. Regional Studies Association. 29.9.2016. Seville, Spain.

Sotarauta, M. 2016. Place leadership and governance. Keynote presentation. Planning for Regional Development: The National Planning Framework as a Roadmap for Ireland’s Future - Regional Studies Association Irish Branch Annual Conference. 9.9.2016. Galway, Ireland. 

Sotarauta, M. 2015. The Future of Convergence Technology and Innovation Policy: New Value and New Opportunities. Keynote presentation. Seoul Magok International Conference 2015. 9.9.2015. Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Sotarauta, M. 2015. Innovation, universities and city regional competitiveness: The Finnish experience. Invited presentation. Europe and Liverpool City Region: Achievements, Ambitions, Actions. University of Liverpool and City of Liverpool. 17.3.2015. Liverpool, UK.

Sotarauta, M. 2015. Institutions as enablers and obstacles in the emergence of a new science-based industry: Human spare parts industry as an illustrative case. University of Lund, Pufendorf Institute. 10.3.2015. University of Lund, Lund.

Sotarauta, M. 2014. A competence set approach and the universities. PKU-Stanford Forum. 21.10.2014. Beijing, China.

Sotarauta, M. 2014. Customized innovation policies: Industry-academy collaboration for industrial growth in Finland. Creativity and Innovation in the Development of Regional Growth Potential, 24.6.2014. Bank of Korea. Daegu, Republic of Korea

Sotarauta, M. 2013. The Role of Universities in Local and Regional Development: Differing Roles Call for Customised Assessment Framework. International Symposium on the Regional Contribution of Universities. NISTEP. 15.11.2013. Tokyo, Japan.

Sotarauta, M. 2013. The geography of knowledge dynamics and customized innovation policies. EU-SPRI Early Career Researcher Conference: Innovation in a globalized economy: On the role of knowledge dynamics, institutions and innovation policies. Keynote presentation. Lund, Sweden.

Sotarauta, M. 2013. Enabling infustrial growth through industry-academia collaboration in Finland. Global Economy and Industry Forum 2013. Ministry of Strategy and Finance & Korea Development Institute. 24.6.2013. Seoul. Republic of Korea.

Sotarauta, M. 2013. Institutional entrepreneurship and innovation systems: What is there to learn? Regional Studies Association European Conference. 8.5.2013. Tampere.

Sotarauta, M. 2012. Leadership relay for innovation systems. 10th European Week of Regions and Cities. 10.10.2012. Brussels, Belgium.

Sotarauta, M. 2012. Knowledge leadership and regional resilience. Unicreds Conference 12.06.2012. Seinäjoki, Finland.

Sotarauta, M. 2011. Strategic Leadership in Regional Innovation Systems. Strategic Regional Leadership Conference. Invited key-note presentation, Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast. 18.11.2011. Port Macquarie, Australia.

Sotarauta, M. 2011. The Regional Leadership Challenge. Strategic Regional Leadership Workshop. Invited key-note presentation. Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast. 17.11.2011. Port Macquarie, Australia.

Sotarauta, M. 2011. The Strategic Leadership Relay: How to Keep Regional Innovation Journeys in Motion? University of Adelaide, public lecture. 15.11.2011. Adelaide, Australia.

Sotarauta M. 2011. Institutional Entrepreneurship and Evolution of the Finnish ICT Cluster. The 6th International Seminar on Regional Innovation Policies 14.10.2011. Lund, Sweden.

Sotarauta, M. 2011. Beyond the Obvious: Leadership in Regional Innovation Systems. VRI-conference. Innovation Norway. 22.9.2011.Trondheim, Norway.

Sotarauta, M. 2011. Innovation Policy in Finland: Trapped by the Past or Symproms of Policy Learning. Sino-Finnish Forum. 21.9.2011. Tampere, Finland.

Sotarauta, M. 2011. Institutional Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership Relay for Science-Based Innovation. PhD School in Socio-Economic and Regional Development in Europe. IX Annual Seminar 2011. University of Tampere. Tampere, Finland.

Sotarauta, M. 2011. Institutional Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership Relay for Science-Based Innovation. International Summer School, University of Tampere. 10.6.2011. Tampere. 

Sotarauta, M. 2011. Lead and be Lead: The Roles of Regional Development Officers in the Regional Development of the 10’s. Kunskapskraft, Reglab annual conference, February 1, 2011. Norrköping. Sweden.

Sotarauta, M. 2010. Strategic Regional Leadership: Insights for Policy and the Development of the Regions. Keynote presentation. Australian Government Department of Regional Australia, the University of Adelaide and Regional Development Australia. 28.10.2010. Canberra, Australia.

Sotarauta, M. 2010. The Role of Regional Development Officers as Leaders (European Perspective). Strategic Leadership for the Future Conference. International Keynote. Australian Government Department of Regional Australia, the University of Adelaide and Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast NSW. 29.10.2010. Port MacQuarie, Australia.

Sotarauta, M. 2010. Strategic Leadership for Knowledge Cities. Invited lecture at the Curtin University. 26.10.2010. Perth, Australia.

Sotarauta, M. 2010. Regional leadership and institutional change for knowledge cities. Invited keynote speech. The 5th international seminar on regional innovation policies. Agder University, 15.10.2010. Grimstad, Norway.

Sotarauta, M. 2010. Leadership and governance in regional innovation systems. Skåne innovation symposium. 9.3.2010. Malmö, Sweden.

Sotarauta, M. 2009. Evolving Times, Evolving Policies: Finnish Cluster Flavored Innovation Policies. Research colloquium on Cluster Policies in European Regions - Governance, Innovation and Actor Interactions. 5.10.2009. Audencia Nantes School of Management. Nantes, France.

Sotarauta, M. 2009. Not only for Technology, Growth and Business: Societal and Economic Engagement of Universities. Excellence in engagement: Policies and practices for university-community engagement, 22.6.2009, KITE, Newcastle University. Newcastle, UK.

Sotarauta, M. 2009. Institutional Entrepreneurship in Regional Innovation Systems: Framing the Emerging Reearch Agenda. Stavanger Innovation Summit. 15.-16.6.2009. Stavanger, Norway.

Sotarauta, M. 2009. Leading and governing clusters and RIS. Vinnova Innovation Workshop no 4. Leadership and governance in clusters and regional innovation systems. 8.4.2009. Stockholm, Sweden.

Sotarauta, M. 2009. Leadership in regional innovation systems. University of Stavanger and International Research Institute of Stavanger. 16.2.2009. Stavanger. Norway.

Sotarauta, M. 2008. Power and Influence Tactics in the Promotion of Regional Development and Innovation Systems. Manchester Centre for Innovation Studies. 13.10.2008. Manchester. UK.

Sotarauta, M. 2008. The challenge of collective strategy and leadership in regional innovation systems: Finnish experiences, KITE Seminar Series. Newcastle University, 8.10.2008. Newcastle.

Sotarauta, M. 2008. Leadership in Regional Development. Invited key-note presentation. Contesting Regional Peripherality Through Leadership: Central European Experience. International Seminar. Corvinus University of Budapest. 22.-23.2.2008. Budapest. Hungary.

Sotarauta, M. 2007. Self-Renewal Capacity and Innovation Policy Platforms: A Way Forward in Innovation Policy? Invited lecture at the University of Manchester, Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC). 19.3.2007. Manchester. UK.

Sotarauta, M. 2007. The significance of knowledge and capabilities in regional development: In search of smart cities. Invited presentation. Sundsvall, Östersund, Trondheim –conference. 31.5.2007. Sundsvall. Sweden.

Sotarauta, M. 2007. Organising regional innovation. Key-note presentation. The Innovation Hub Science Park Seminar. 7.8.2007. Pretoria. South Africa.

Sotarauta, M. 2007. Innovation journey of Tampere and some notions on leadership. Invited presentation. Leadership and the innovation journey in ordinary cities –symposium. University of Newcastle upon Tyne. 24.5.2007. London.

Sotarauta, M. 2007. Self-Renewal Capacity and Innovation Policy Platforms: A Way Forward in Innovation Policy? Invited lecture at the University of Manchester, Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC). 19.3.2007. Manchester.

Sotarauta, M. 2006. Trondelag - Recently awakened to knowledge economy, having been there for some time already. IMHE Programme on Supporting the Contribution of HEIs to Regional Development. Steering group meeting of evaluation of Mid-Norway. 17.2. Trondheim, Norway.

Sotarauta, M. 2006. Observations and conclusions from the OECD-raport. Dean meeting, Universities of the Mid-Norway. 24.10.2006 Trondheim. Norway.

Sotarauta, M. 2006. Organizing innovation: The Finnish model. Invited key-note speech. Effectieve organisatie van innovatie. ScienceAllience. 26.6.2006. Den Hague. The Netherlands.

Sotarauta, M. 2006. Local Leadership in the Global Competition Between Regions. Invited speech. Local innovation systems and regional economic development. One-day symposium. 23.3.2006. New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ. USA.

Sotarauta, M. 2006. In Search of Smart Cities. Conference on Thriving cities and areas: Urban areas as drivers for EU competitiveness. Key-note speech. European Union Committee of Regions, City of Tampere and City of Helsinki. 12.12.2006. Tampere.

Sotarauta, M. 2006. In search of Leadership: The role of cities in the promotion of economic development. Invited key-note speech. Storbykonferensen 2006. Innovasjon Norge. 31.8.2006. Stavanger, Norway.

Sotarauta, M. 2006. Local Leadership in the Global Knowledge Networks.  IMHE Programme on Supporting the Contribution of HEIs to Regional Development. Task Group Meeting. 10.4.2006. OECD. Pariisi.

Sotarauta. M. 2005. How to Transfer Regions into Knowledge Laboratories. Invited key-note presentation. Cooperation for Regional Innovation – Creating Regional, National and International Networks for Science Based Regional Development. Second Annual Conference of the Technopolicy Network. 16-17.6.2005. Helsinki.

Sotarauta, M. 2005. Shared leadership and power in regional development: Reflections from Finland. Invited plenary speech in Enhancing urban fovernance – 15 years of self-governance in Poland. University of Gdansk in co-operation with City of Gdansk, City of Sopot and City of Gdynia. Gdynia.

Sotarauta, M. 2004. Masterful Design or Muddling Through: Technological and Social Innovations in the Revitalization Process of Tampere, Finland. Invited key-note speaker. Bilbao Metropolitan 30. 24.2.2004. Bilbao, Spain.

Sotarauta, M. 2004. Going with the Flow or Flowing with the Glow: How Tampere Was Reinvented? Learning cities colloqium. Invited speech. School of Spatial Planning, University of Dortmund and the Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. 1.4.2004. Dortmund. Germany.

Sotarauta. M. 2003. Dynamic Capabilities in Promotion of Economic Development of City-regions. Invited key-note speaker. Open Minds, Blending Cultures –conference. 27.9.-28.9.2003. Lodz, Poland.

Sotarauta, M. 2003. Great Leap or Long March to Knowledge Economy. Hva å kommune? I regionens Europa. Stimulus conference. Invited key-note speaker. City of Trondheim. 19.11.2003. Trondheim. Norway.

Sotarauta, M. & Kostiainen, J. 2001. Innovative milieus, learning and seductive moves. The 7th Nordic Science Parks Conference. August 30, 2001. Tampere.

Sotarauta, M. 2001. Strategic management in the middle-sized cities. Nordregio. 16.11.2001. Uppsala.

Sotarauta, M. 2000. Strategies as tool for development. In Tourism and environmental assets. Nordregio course for the planners. 29.9.2000. Gdynia, Poland.

Sotarauta, M. 2000. Masterful Design or Muddling Through: Finnish Experiences on Strategic Planning. University of Lodz, Faculty of Management. 6.3.2000. Lodz, Poland.

Sotarauta, M. 2000. Building Knowledge-based Core Competencies in the Flowing World: Finnish Centre of Expertise Programme as a Case in Point. University of Lodz, Department of Built Environment and Spatial Planning. 7.3.2000. Lodz, Poland.

Sotarauta, M. 1998. The Quality of Urban Development Strategy Process as Competitive Advantage. Invited key-note speaker. 40 years of spatial and regional research in the Polich Academy of Sciences 1958-1998. International Conference The Competitiveness of Regions in the Polish and European Perspective. 20.-21.10.1998. Poznan. Poland.

Sotarauta, M. 1998. Masterful Design or Muddling Through: Finnish Experiences of Strategic Planning. Invited key-note speaker. 5th Estonian Future Congress. 17.4.-18.4.1998. Tallinn. Estonia.

Sotarauta, M. 1998. The Quality of Regional Strategy Process as Competitive Advantage. Invited lecture: the Hokkaido Industrial Cluster Research Association. 25.11.1998. Sapporo, Japan.

Sotarauta, M. 1995. The Finnish Programme Based Regional Policy: Introduction and Preliminary Evaluation. The Seminar on Strategic Industrial Policy in Hokkaido. Invited key-note speaker. 4-5.12.1995. Sapporo, Japan.

Sotarauta, M. 1995. Development Strategy in Local Government. Local Government Reform in Poland: Present Situation and Prospects. Invited key-note speaker. 23.-24.6.1995. Lodz. Poland.


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