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Co-creation and platform economy


This minor will be offered through FITech for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please also note that the application deadline for courses belonging to a minor that are offered in the spring semester is exceptionally already on November 1st. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

The Co-creation and platform economy minor focuses on empowering future graduates to contribute with their knowledge in the decision making process of products and services fundamental for success in our current complex world. Future engineers need to be equipped to understand how their knowledge and expertise can be combined with different skill sets to produce competitive products and services that have a direct impact on our society and our economy.

We utilize co-creation as a strategy to facilitate and promote the combination of different knowledge domains to collectively produce outcomes. By co-creation we mean any act of collective creativity shared by two or more people.

With these courses, you can learn about

  • how to design new digital products and services for platform economy as well as how to implement these products and services as web and cloud based software intensive systems.
  • how to plan and work in large software development projects.

You will get familiar with systematic processes and analytic tools that companies use for developing and implementing new business models in a digital environment. In addition, you will understand the increasing role of digital platforms and ecosystems in value creation as well as the need to align business models in a complementary and synergistic manner with other parties within their ecosystem.

This minor is suitable for engineering students who are interested to extend their knowledge of digital business models and aspects changing and impacting businesses via digitalisation.

Further information about the courses and studying

University of Turku
Timo Vasankari, Project manager

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Technical studies
Industrial engineering and management
3–22 ECTS
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University of Turku
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Study suitable for:
Master's level students in information technology or a closely related field
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