Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR)

Organization profile

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.

CKIR research focuses mainly on societal and economic impact of innovations and their diffusion mechanisms. Research topics include business models, institutional logic, policy implications and market change dynamics. Research methods are human-centric and multi-disciplinary, emphasizing the use of open data, open source technlogies and open scince.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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  • Tietoyhteiskunnan kehittämiskeskus ry (External organisation)

    Ilkka Lakaniemi (Chair)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Memberships (typically long-term positions of trust)Work for advisory/policy/evaluation group or panel (non-public/non-government/industry)

  • Brussels / Antwerp

    Ilkka Lakaniemi (Visiting researcher)

    23 Sep 201828 Sep 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

  • Brussels

    Petra Turkama (Visiting researcher)

    19 Apr 201824 Apr 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution