Innovation platform

The Iso Omena Service Centre is an innovation in itself but also an open platform for innovation – like all other Service Centres developed on the basis of this concept that was invented in Espoo. In other words, companies, communities, educational institutions and residents are welcome to participate in the development of the Service Centres. The goal is to ensure that all partners benefit from this cooperation.

Innovation platform activities at the Iso Omena Service Centre began as part of the Open Innovation Platforms spearhead project included in the Six City Strategy (6Aika). The lessons learned and materials produced during the project have been published in a publication called Iso Omena Service Centre as an Open Innovation Platform that belongs to the Make with Espoo product family.

The publication describes how other Make with Espoo tools such as the KuntaKanvas and the Handbook for Co-creation have been used in turning the Iso Omena Service Centre into an innovation platform.

Participating in the Service Centre’s operations becomes easier when its business model, management system, premises and operational goals have been clearly described. Each chapter of the publication concludes with a summary of lessons learned during the first year of the Iso Omena Service Centre.

Read the publication to know more about

  • opening public services to innovation
  • developing your own innovation platform
  • opportunities that the City of Espoo’s platforms offer to companies.

Contact person: Veera Vihula,

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