Active research projects

Our personnel is currently participating in the following research projects (click on the title for more information).

ENACT – ERP Development Networks in Action (2012-2016)

A four-year cooperative Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) development research project. It is funded by Academy of Finland and executed by a consortium including Aalto University, Lappeenranta University of Technology, and Tampere University of Technology.

Contact person:Samuli Pekkola

POP UP – knowledge work productivity (2015-2017)
Contact person: Maiju Vuolle

OMG-project (2014-2016)

A Tekes funded research project , which studies the acquisition of software, hardware, information systems, and related services, i.e. IT acquisition.

Contact person: Samuli Pekkola

PATI – Workspace as a service (2015-2017)

In this research project, the main aim is to develop a smart service that supports multi-locational working. The smart service will create value especially for the users, but also for the service provider and the society thanks to the growing real estate service market.The research project is organized as co-operation of three research teams and three industrial partners: REB and BES research teams from Aalto University School of Engineering, Performance Measurement Team from Tampere University of Technology, Senate Properties, ISS and TeliaSonera.

Contact person: Maiju Vuolle

VALIT – Value Indicator Tool (2015-2017)

The objective of VALIT is to create a comprehensive tool for measurement and management of value creation in business relationships.

Contact person: Ilona Ilvonen



Completed research projects

  • SPEED – Systemic paths of ecosystems evolution dynamics (2014-2015)
  • NEMO – Business Value from Negative Emotions (2014-2015)  Www-pages:
  • SOILA – Innovative value creation and business models of social media in B2B networks (2013-2014) A Tekes funded project led by Tampere University of Technology and Lappeenranta University of Technology.
  • ‘Knowledge-based development of Tampere Region’ (2012-2013) developed knowledge-related management practices to support strategic steering activities at regional level.
  • ‘Measuring the impacts of housing services for the homeless’ (2011-2012) examined the cost-effectiveness of novel housing policies.
  • ‘ICT, service innovation and productivity’ (2011-2013; in collaboration with ETLA) analysed the potential of ICT to improve the productivity of service industries.
  • ‘Newwow’ (2010-2013; in collaboration with VTT, industry partners and the RYM Oy, which is the Strategic centre for Science, Technology and Innovation of the built environment in Finland) examined the possibilities of new ways of working (i.e., non-traditional work practices) in developing knowledge work productivity.
  • Social Media in Innovation Process in the Customer Interface (2011-2013) The project goal is to support business-to-business sector companies’ innovation process and especially the creation of new customer knowledge and understanding for innovation with the help of social media and communities. Project is led by Tampere University of Technology and Åbo Akademi University / MediaCity with co-operation of project companies, Beckhoff Automation Oy, Brandstairs Oy, Intosome Oy, and Simosol Oy, together with Intelligent Machines & Digibusiness – Competence Clusters. Contact person: Hannu Kärkkäinen