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Co-creation and platform economy


The module can be completed by choosing courses offered by both universities.

  • University of Turku courses provide a multidisciplinary approach to the domains of co-creation and platform economy, combining teaching of aspects such as business law and ethics to the technological context.
  • Åbo Akademi courses provide a wide overview of software development technologies used in building products on modern business platforms.
  • Technological phenomena in context (DTEK2039) and Digital Economy and Business models (TJ093238) are mandatory for those who wish to complete the module with University of Turku courses. These courses do not contain any prerequisites.

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. You will also learn 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 module is suitable for engineering students who are interested to extend their knowledge of digital business models and aspects changing and impacting businesses via digitalisation.

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Professors in charge

University of Turku
Timo Vasankari , Project manager
Åbo Akademi
Johan Lilius , Professor

Contact persons in practical matters

University of Turku
Timo Vasankari , Project manager
Åbo Akademi
Ivan Porres

Contact person for applications

Pilvi Lempiäinen , Service designer
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Technical studies
Industrial engineering and management
3–57 ECTS
Teaching period:
Host university:
Multiple universities
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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Place of contact learning:
General prerequisites:
Individual courses may contain specific pre-requirements, see description of each course.
Study suitable for:
Master's level students in information technology or a closely related field
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