Open innovation platforms

23.11.2018

The Open innovation platforms spearhead project made the digital and physical platforms of the Six Cities available to companies for testing and developing services and products together with users. The spearhead project included 12 subprojects, with participants such as cities, company and resident representatives as well as R&D&I organisations and other interest groups. A host of new operating models was created during the Open innovation platforms project. The project ended on 31 July 2018.

New platforms and operating models, 800 companies involved

The project yielded 17 new innovation platforms and 56 new operating models executed in a company-oriented manner. The platforms created within the project along with other innovation platforms are available at citybusiness.fi/en/platforms/

800 companies participated in the Open innovation platforms project.

Platform development to be integrated into city strategies

One of the primary achievements of the Open innovation platforms spearhead project is the establishment of platform-type development in the strategies of the Six Cities. The project also succeeded in forming a close-knit network between the developers from the Six Cities.


The Kaupunki innovaatioalustana (The city as an innovation platform) seminar was held in Oulu in the summer of 2018.

Examples of the results of the project – the KYKY co-creation model between schools and companies in Espoo and the agile piloting in Smart Kalasatama

More examples

Iso Omena Service Centre in Espoo
Koklaamo in Tampere
The development of the Skanssi neighbourhood in Turku


Open innovation platforms team at the Smart City Expo in Barcelona in the autumn of 2017.

The Open innovation platforms spearhead project is coordinated by BusinessOulu. Other participants included the Cities of Espoo, Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere, Turku and Vantaa, Forum Virium Helsinki, the University of Oulu, the Council of Tampere Region, Business Tampere and Turku Business Region. The total budget of the project realised between 1 February 2015 and 31 July 2018 was MEUR 12.4.

More on open innovation platforms: citybusiness.fi

Further information:
Jari Jokisalo
Project Manager
BusinessOulu
tel. +358 (0)46 923 1397
jari.jokisalo(at)businessoulu.com

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