Blair Stevenson

Research coordinator

Researcher info


Oulu University of Applied Sciences


Department of Media and Performing Arts

Contact information
+358 04041415285

business incubation Capacity development public/private partnerships

Research projects

  • Project date 1.12.2016
  • Head of research Blair Stevenson
  • Language n/a

This project is in the initial planning stages and is currently an internal research process between the Oamk LABs pre-incubator program at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences and the partner incubator Global Lab Sendai in Sendai, Japan. This project will attempt to compare the various activities of these two business incubators to explore how the development of startup ecosystems differ in Finland and Japan. This collaboration is being made in the context of supporting the development of new businesses in the Tohoku region of Japan that was devastated by the Tsunami of 2011.


LAB research team, Oulu University of Applied Sciences