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Innovation universities and research departments

Innovation universities and research departments, such as Finland’s new Aalto University, launched in 2009 from the merger of the Technical University, the Business School, and the School of Arts and Design. They can become centres of expertise and training for civil servants, social entrepreneurs, non-profit managers and others.

Another example is Singapore’s Biopolis, a two-million-square-foot research centre that brings together scientific leaders and postdoctoral students, with a target of 4,000 researchers on-site by 2015 and another 6,000 scientists related fields such as clean technology nearby.