Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR)

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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.


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