The Knowledge Triangle – Re-inventing the Future

The Knowledge Triangle – Re-inventing the Future,

a book from the European Society for Engineering Education SEFI, Aalto University and Universitat Politècnica de València. Edited by Pia Lappalainen, Aalto University and Markku Markkula, Aalto University.

According to the Europe 2020 strategy and the plans of Horizon 2020, one of the key success factors for Europe is to achieve more innovation out of research. The authors of Knowledge Triangle book have met several times in the recent years within international networking through SEFI European Society for Engineering Education (in particular in the context of the thematic network EUGENE) and IACEE International Association for Continuing Engineering Education. In a series of projects, workshops and conferences, all focusing on the triple play of research, education and innovation, they were able to share their common understandings and to develop and create advanced new concepts. This book brings together lessons learnt in an interesting compilation of articles, reflecting our consolidated knowledge together with some brand new insights.

”Our common view is that the future success of innovation ecosystems is based on continuous learning, or call it lifelong learning, measured increasingly in innovation actors’ abilities to connect and manage their talent, competences, partnerships, and practical innovation processes – in integrating the local and global knowledge base and grids.”

KT book 2013

The Rise of Research Clouds – Urban Mill case study!


”There  will  be  a  crucible  for  new  institutions  and  networks.. They  will  be  neutral  spaces  where  networks  of  investors,  entrepreneurs,  hackers  and  customers  converge  for  collaborative  knowledge  creation  and trust building,  cementing  relationships  initiated  and  cultivated  online.”

Ilkka Kakko analyzed the ”Big Shift towards post-normal era” in his presenation ”The Fundamentals of Third Generation Science Park Concept” at UNESCO – WTA International Training Workshop, Daejeon, 26.9.2013.

Urban Mill was presented as an emerging Research Cloud case.

ISJ Call: “How-to integrate open innovation and ICT technologies in service design and delivery within a Smart City”.

Dear Colleagues,

I wonder if you would be interested in the below call for abstracts. Kindly also feel free to pass this invitation on to any colleagues, networks, organisations and companies (or other potential contributors) who might be interested. If any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Laurea University of Applied Science, European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) jointly with the World Bank invite professionals your pragmatic experiences (case descriptions) in the ISJ -the Interdisciplinary Studies Journal. The ISJ number will focus on “how-to integrate open innovation and ICT technologies in service design and delivery within a Smart City”. Furthermore, the results of the ISJ Journal have the possibility to be published in a Handbook (developed jointly with the World Bank) for aspiring Smart Cities with a specific focus on policy-makers and other stakeholders wishing to improve public service delivery leveraging existing technologies and open innovation techniques. Consequently it will offer you and your organization the possibility to showcase your product/service/solution to a larger international audience.

See more information and specific guidelines in the attached Invitation for ISJ Call for Papers.

Important dates: Abstract    30.11.2013       
Full Text     17.01.2014                                                                                                    Publishing Date   31.03.2014    

Please submit the abstracts, drafts and full papers to isj(at)
For any further questions inquiries, please contact isj(at)

In addition in order to jump start the cooperation in regards relevant future funding opportunities (specifically the Horizon 2020), we would like to express also our interest in cooperating with you in above mentioned topics (service design, ehealth, smart cities etc).  For more about Laurea and few examples of what type of RDI activities we’ve had, please see below (after the signature).

Kind regards,

Tuija Hirvikoski
PhD (Industrial Management) | MSc (Public Administration) | MSc (Physical Education)

Director | Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland | GMS +358 400 940 804
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ENoLL council member | |Helsinki Smart City Showcase |