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Editor-in-Chief,   Anatole Krattiger

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Fiocruz, Brazil

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VILJAMAA, Kimmo Photograph Kimmo Viljamaa is consultant at Advansis Ltd, Finland. He also works as a part-time researcher at the Research Unit for Urban and Regional Development Studies at the University of Tampere. His current work deals with various domestic and international development projects related to national and regional innovation policies. Recently, he has worked actively with these issues, particularly in several Eastern European countries. Before taking his current positions, he worked for seven years at the University of Tampere on various research projects related to regional innovation policy and regional development, including the Local Innovation Systems (LIS) project coordinated by the Industrial Performance Center at MIT. His recent research focuses on the dynamics of regional innovation systems, the interplay of technological development and regional development policy, regional industrial clustering, the role of universities in regional innovation systems, and the role of knowledge management in regional innovation policy.

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