Building Expertise for Innovation

2017-04-25 15:00:19 2017-04-27 15:00:19 Europe/Helsinki Building Expertise for Innovation The Conference on Innovation Decision Support Using Structured Expert Judgement brings top experts to Helsinki Otakaari 2, 02150, Espoo

The Conference on Innovation Decision Support Using Structured Expert Judgement brings top experts to Helsinki

25.-27.04.2017 / 15:00 - 15:00


April 25-27, 2017 | Aalto Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, 02150, Espoo (map) | Registration

Building Expertise for Innovation explores digital disruption and its impact on business and society. This conference brings together experts from diverse scientific and professional backgrounds, with the aim of exploring and advancing the use of systematic analytical techniques in establishing a solid methodological foundation for developing innovations and innovation ecosystems that contribute to improved competitiveness and enhance the quality of life.

Our Keynote Speakers (from the left):

Vladimír Šucha, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
George Wright, Professor, University of Strathclyde
Janica Ylikarjula, Chief Policy Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries
Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions
Jyrki Kasvi, Member of the Finnish Parliament, Research and Development Manager of the Finnish Information Society Development Centre
Luca Iandoli, Professor,  President of the Int. Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ICSB)
Jarno Limnéll, Professor of Practice, Cyber Security, Aalto University
Leena Mörttinen, Executive Director, The Finnish Family Firms Association

The participants will get insights into the digital platform business through a tutorial that examines different ways of value creation, analyzes the evolution of platforms through examples and offers insights into likely future disruptions.

The participants will have the opportunity to provide inputs to shape Finland’s national strategies for the platform economy in an interactive workshop. Our professors and researchers welcome also discussions on potential research cases and thesis work.


Please check the Preliminary programme here

Particular emphasis will be placed on creating an improved understanding of

1. how digitalization as a pervasive technological force will transform industries, services and societies through systemic and even disruptive innovations;

2. how analytical methods (including but not limited to expert judgement elicitation and synthesis) can be harnessed to enhance foresight activities, to support decisions in innovation and technology management, and to inform the shaping and implementation of effective innovation policies, broadly defined.

The conference is organized in collaboration with the COST Action IS1304 on Expert Judgment Network: Bridging the Gap Between Scientific Uncertainty and Evidence-Based Decision Making and the two projects of the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland coordinated at the Aalto University School of Science by Professors Ahti Salo and Martti Mäntylä. These projects are Platform Value Now (PVN) and Digital Disruption of Industry (DDI)