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

Key contacts

Ilkka Lakaniemi

Tutkimusjohtaja
E720 Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR)

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.
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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

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Public defences

Defence of Thesis in Management Science, Lauri Neuvonen, DI

The title of the thesis: “Supporting decision making in complex multiobjective problems: Practical tools and experiences from the healthcare context”.
Jaana Vapaavuori, Luana Dessbesell, Mashrura Musharraf, Martin Lennox and Gopika Premsankar, photos by Kristina Vialimaa, Kristi
Networking, Other

"Catalyzing diversity in science": IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast

Aalto University hosts the IUPAC Global Women’s Breakfast 2024 on 27 February. Everyone is welcome, kindly pre-register by 22 February.
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Information sessions, Networking, Other

Open screenings for the Radical Creatives documentary

What is radical creativity? How do uncertain and seemingly impossible projects move forward? Welcome to the screenings of the documentary directed by Emilia Hernesniemi.
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Lectures and seminars

Miten tekoäly muuttaa työtä?

University of Helsinki and Aalto University have invited Sasu Tarkoma, Mona Mannevuo and Tero Ojanperä to discuss how AI is changing work.

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School of Business students. Photo: Ari Toivonen
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