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

Director Mobile
Lakaniemi Ilkka, Research Director +358 50 4346 265
   
Other staff members  
Ikävalko Heini, Project Researcher +358 50 5640 313
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

Kuvituskuva: SCIn kristallikukat
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How to Succeed in the Ecosystem Game

Aalto University is conducting the research project for Business Finland in 2020–2022.
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
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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
CKIR
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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€!

Events

Illustrative banner for the From Lab to Market event
Online event

From Lab to Market vol. 3

Stories about science-based entrepreneurship!
Laser Talks Helsinki Espoo Aalto University
Online event

LASER Talks: Adaptation and Bodies in Context

In what ways are we (humans) as a species able to adapt to the changes in our habitat and environment? And what does that imply?
KAUTE talks x Aalto University on diversity
Online event

KAUTE talks x Aalto University: Diversity and inclusion in organisations

Aalto University and KAUTE Foundation invite you to an online event on Tuesday 2 February at 9–10.30. The morning is hosted by Professor Rebecca Piekkari. Join us for an insightful and inspiring morning!
Picture of Esko Aho and the title of the seminar "From Corporate Responsibility into Shared Values" on green bakcground
Online event

Better Business — Better Society Online Seminar: "From Corporate Responsibility into Shared Values"

The Better Business — Better Society seminar series offers our collaborators, supporters and alumni opportunities to learn about and discuss current societally important topics.

School of Business

At the School of Business we strive for better business and better society. We excel in education and research with a multidisciplinary approach and in collaboration with our partners.

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Ekonominaukio 1 staircase to 1st floor. Photo by Unto Rautio.
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