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

Ekonominaukio 1
02150 Espoo

Telephone

Please contact appropriate person directly.

E-mail

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

News

SELECT for Cities, logos
Research & Art Published:

SELECT for Cities project closing the testing phase

During the summer months, CKIR has been deeply involved in engaging users in a testing process, related to urban solutions developed for Helsinki citizens and tourists.
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
CKIR
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.

Events

Four students workshopping
Lectures and seminars

Entrepreneurship summer course: Creating Multidimensional Experiences (Online)

Learn to create immersive experiences in a multidisciplinary team of international students, working online but together towards a sustainable future.
Aalto University Learning Center by Tuomas Uusheimo
Lectures and seminars

Aalto Research Ethics

Course is designed for doctoral students and recommended for first or second year of study. This 2 ECTS course comprises of 46 hours of independent study and 8 hours of workshops with compulsory attendance.
Aalto Talent Expo 2020 illustration / Graphic designer Babi Brasileiro.
Exhibitions and fairs

Aalto Talent Expo 2020

The recruitment and contact fair Aalto Talent Expo will be organised in Otahalli on 8 October 2020.
SSD2020 kuva
Conferences and workshops

Sustainability Science Days 2021: Destruction & creativity

SSD is a two-day conference conference concentrating on radical changes that are indispensable for solutions to the sustainability crisis.

School of Business

The Better Business – Better Society seminar series has begun. Its aim is to provide the School’s supporters and alumni with an opportunity to hear and discuss topical issues.

Read more about the School of Business
School of Business formal opening in June 2019. Dean Ingmar Björkman speaking to audience. Photo: Marko Oikarinen
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