We carry out strategic network research projects, scientific basic research, and company-specific tailored research projects. Our partners are typically different companies (industrial firms, service sector, knowledge-intensive business etc.; large, medium, small) and public sector organizations (other research teams, communities/cities, public administration, associations, non-profit organizations, etc.). We have versatile methodological capabilities, ranging from qualitative case studies and constructive studies to questionnaire surveys and document-based studies. Research strategies are agreed together with the research partners.

Ongoing research:

  • CaPS – Citizens as Pilots of Smart Cities. NordForsk project, 2020-2023.
  • I AM RRI – Webs of innovation and value chains of Additive Manufacturing under consideration of Responsible Research and Innovation 2018-2021 (funded by European Union`s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement number No. 788361).
  • Prestudy: Innovation governance at the different levels of project-based organizations 2018-2021. Current topic: managing uncertainty in and between project portfolios of large firms.

We are currently preparing new research projects in the following topics:

  • Managing systemic change – Successful implementation of innovations in networked autonomous systems
  • Temporary learning networks as compasses in societal change
  • Industrial Maintenance Ecosystems
  • Data-based industrial services in SMEs
  • Digital renewal in project business
  • Effective and flexible project management practices in SMEs
  • Leading and organizing multi-project operations

Our prior research covers e.g. the following topics:

  • D2W – From data to wisdom: Approaches enabling the circular economy 2016-2019
  • Infra projects: Stakeholder influence promoting lifecycle value in infrastructure projects , 2017-2018
  • Välkky: Demanding digital manufacturing generating ecosystem added value, SMACC / ERDF, 2016-2018
  • Prestudy: Good practices of project control in change programs 2015-2017
  • ELLIS – Dynamic service delivery systems for distributed fleet – FIMECC’s S4Fleet program, 2015-2017
  • ROaMING – Reshoring of Manufacturing, 2015-2017
  • ProcuValue – Value from procurement, 2015-2017
  • Service business capabilities for technology based firms – FIMECC FutIS program, ended 2016
  • EU COST Action: The Effective Design and Delivery of Megaprojects in the European Union
  • LEAPS: Leadership in the productization of services, ended 2015
  • StraSus: Strategic business models and governance for sustainable solutions, ended 2016
  • SIMI: Service business innovation in intelligent machines industry
  • HAVERI: Supply chain risks in business
  • Prestudy: supply chain decisions in product development processes
  • Prestudy: uncertainties and change management in project portfolios
  • FinnLean: Lean Roadmap for Finnish industry
  • The front end of new business innovations in technology-based firms
  • Management control in the front end of product innovations
  • Performance in project portfolio management
  • Initiation of strategic change programs
  • Project autonomy and control in complex networks
  • Knowledge sharing and integration in service development portfolios
  • Supplier integration in delivery projects