INWORK – Managing and Measuring Innovation at Work

Length of project: 
1/2012 to 12/2013
Source of the funding: 
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES)
Committed funding: 
EUR 96 360
Description of project: 
The purpose of the multidisciplinary project is to study and develop the management and measurement of innovative work and customer practices. The project focuses both on current work practices and future trends of work, and has a special emphasis on small and medium-sized companies (SME’s). Besides research purposes, our project has two important practical goals. First, a key part of the project is to develop collaborative (and innovative) work practices of the research group comprising research teams from 6 Finnish universities. Second, the research group jointly provides the managers and employees of Finnish work organizations new knowledge about how to support and manage innovation at work.
Research consortium or cooperation partners: 
Aalto Unversity, Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Turku, University of Eastern Finland, University of Lapland, WeTell Networks Ltd., Novia Finland Ltd., Professor Vesa Puhakka (OBS), Postdoctoral Researcher Antti Kauppinen (OBS), Doctoral Student Anniina Rantakari (OBS).
(Anticipated) results of the project: 
The knowledge will be distributed in workshops, seminars and in the form of Innovation Practice Handbook.
Contact person: 
Professor Vesa Puhakka (vesa.puhakka@oulu.fi)

Last updated: 7/2/2016