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Bit Bang 5: Changing Global Landscapes - Role of Policy Making and Innovation Capability

Bit Bang is a doctoral course for Aalto University post graduate students. The upcoming fifth course focuses on global competition for leadership in innovation, policy-making, technology, and science and education. The national paths for seeking prosperity and growth diverge depending on the historical, political and societal background of an economy. The objective of the course is to discuss the local and global strategies to strive for success, and seek answers to what makes the difference between the leaders and the followers.

The course requires active participation to the lectures, giving presentations on related literature as well as contributing to a joint publication. While encouraging interdisciplinary discussion the course doesn’t require any technical background.

The course is co-taught by Professor Yrjö Neuvo and Nokia’s Vice President, Dr. Erkki Ormala, and coordinated by MIDE Project Coordinator Elina Karvonen. A significant part of the course comprises working on specific assignments in teams of about five students, which leads to a joint publication. Each team will have an experienced tutor. Distinguished guest lecturers from industry and academia will complement the course literature. In the Spring the course will make an intensive study tour to a global hot spot of this development.

Course period
09/2012 – 05/2013
Target group
Doctoral students from Aalto University
Responsible teachers
Yrjö Neuvo and Erkki Ormala
Credit points
10 study credits
Previous Bit Bang books

Bit Bang 1 joint publication Rays to the Future http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2009/isbn9789522480781.pdf
Bit Bang 2 joint publication Energising Innovation, Innovating Energy http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2010/isbn9789526034140.pdf
Bit Bang 3 joint publication Entrepreneurship and Services http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2011/isbn9789526035734.pdf
Bit Bang 4 joint publication Future of Internet http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2012/isbn9789526036106.pdf