City of Oulu as an innovative service platform

Olli Lukkari, Janne Mustonen, Tuomo Tuikka

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There is a need for new and innovative ways to produce and deliver user-centric services for the benefit of citizens and customers.Simultaneously, rapid development of technology brings new opportunities to produce services more and more cost-efficiently and quickly to end-users. From the viewpoint of a company new services and products must be launched to market through a quick innovation process before competitors. Facing these trends the City of Oulu has been systematically developed to a service platform characterized by very close cooperation between parties of different vertical value chains… European SmartTouch project has been identifying the necessary elements mentioned above if regions and cities aim at introducing advanced public and commercial services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology Management Conference (ICE), 2008 IEEE International
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-0-85358-244-1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event14th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising, ICE 2008 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 23 Jun 200825 Jun 2008


Conference14th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprising, ICE 2008
Abbreviated titleICE 2008


  • innovation
  • living labs
  • pilots
  • test beds
  • triple helix

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