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Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research CKIR

Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research CKIR

CKIR, founded in 1999, is an academic and multidisciplinary research center at the Aalto University School of Business. CKIR’s main research focus is on innovation ecosystems, ICT enabled service platforms and thus enabled new business dynamics. CKIR conducts its research with international network of firms, universities, cities and public agencies like the European Commission.

About CKIR
Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

Research

In our research at CKIR, people as citizens, users and customers, cities as places of life, public services and social networks are viewed as sources and contexts for knowledge creation and innovation. We are active in developing the theoretical background and research methodologies for open ecosystem-based human-centric research, development and innovation (RDI).

In order to achieve our goals, we utilize our RDI and new RDI infrastructures. Our empirical research benefits from applied multi-methodological approach. The research is parallel to corporate venturing and R&D, or in case of cities parallel to regional and urban economic planning and innovation policy development.

About research and ongoing projects

CKIR’s research agenda builds on premises that in demand-driven innovations people as citizens, users and customers, cities as places of life, public services and social networks and other ‘players’ are viewed as sources and contexts for knowledge creation and innovation.

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Past projects

CKIR's empirical research benefits from applied multi-methodological approach.

Aalto University/Unto Rautio

Hackathon for SELECT for Cities Internet of Everything (IoE) City Enabler

Aalto University Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR) organises a one-day hackathon on 14th of March in Otaniemi campus together with Forum Virium Helsinki. Join us to develop applications for innovative urban IoE-based (Internet of Everything) services for Helsinki, to create value for citizens and businesses. You will also have a chance to win prizes worth up to 1000€!

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City Enabler Helsinki hackathon aroused interest at Aalto University Otaniemi campus

City Enabler Helsinki hackathon raised interest at Aalto University Otaniemi campus

City Enabler Helsinki hackathon at Väre building

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People

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Dr. Petra Turkama, Director / Director of Research +358 40 3538 369
   
Staff members  
Ikävalko Heini, Project Researcher +358 50 5640 313
Lakaniemi Ilkka, Research Director +358 50 4346 265
Smedlund Anssi, Postdoctoral Researcher +358 40 5337 452

Postal address

Aalto University School of Business
Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR)
P.O. Box 21220
FI-00076 AALTO

Visiting address

Runeberginkatu 22-24
00100 HELSINKI, FINLAND

Telephone

Please contact appropriate person directly.

E-mail

Please contact appropriate person directly: firstname.lastname(at)aalto.fi

News

City Enabler Helsinki hackathon at Väre building
Studies Published:

City Enabler Helsinki hackathon aroused interest at Aalto University Otaniemi campus

City Enabler Helsinki hackathon raised interest at Aalto University Otaniemi campus
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University Published:

Hackathon for SELECT for Cities Internet of Everything (IoE) City Enabler

Aalto University Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR) organises a one-day hackathon on 14th of March in Otaniemi campus together with Forum Virium Helsinki. Join us to develop applications for innovative urban IoE-based (Internet of Everything) services for Helsinki, to create value for citizens and businesses. You will also have a chance to win prizes worth up to 1000€!
Research & Art Published:

Dissertation: Mailing letters increased social benefit take-up

Households that received a directed mailing informing them of the guarantee pension program were faster and 50 % more likely to apply for the benefit than households that relied only on public information.
Appointments Published:

Professor Otto Toivanen and Professor Hannu Vartiainen to lead Helsinki Graduate School of Economics

The Governing Board of Helsinki GSE has selected Professor Toivanen to be Academic Director and Professor Vartiainen to be Academic Deputy Director.

Events

Opiskelijat pyöräilevät Väreen edessä

Academic Bicycle Challenge in May for the Aalto community

Sign up to take part in the new international cycling contest for universities and colleges.
U-Create Teaching and Learning Seminar
Lectures and seminars

U-Create Symposium: Teaching Art and Design Across Disciplines

Welcome to the first U-create symposium on transdisciplinarity in art and design. The aim is to share ideas and practices related to art and design pedagogy within the Aalto community.
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Conferences and workshops

Visualizing Knowledge 2019

Visualizing Knowledge brings together a diverse group of practitioners to discuss data visualization from multiple perspectives. This year’s event is centered around the symbiosis between natural sciences, information design and visual narratives with the key concept of senses – from human senses to machine sensors.
PdP Gala 2018 / Photo: Mikko Raskinen
Exhibitions and fairs

Product Design Gala 2019

Come and fall in love with the results of the interdisciplinary Product Development Project teams on 17 May.

School of Business

At the School of Business, we work for better business and a better society. We educate experts and leaders for the future and contribute to society through impactful research, long-term partnerships and societal engagement. We are one of the leading business schools in Europe. 

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School of Business Ekonominaukio 1 lower level Photo: Mikko Raskinen
Updated 18.3.2019
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