Co-development and retooling as new roles for applied research

Eveliina Saari, Mervi Hasu, Laura Honkaniemi, Katri Kallio, Tiina Tuominen, Mikko Lehtonen

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    Knowledge creation dynamics is in transition in modern information-loaded society. We need to see a researcher's role in a new way: not only as a constructor of scientific facts but as a co-developer of practical tools. We analyse how co-development occurs between researchers and practitioners as a learning process in the context of a multi-actor application-orientated project. The co-development of a practical tool for supporting co-innovation in the public sector was organised as a learning journey. The chapter explicates the researchers' various methods for enhancing learning between actors and between practice contexts. The co-development unfolds as a temporary, fragile path through different artefacts in a knowledge creation process guided by the researchers. It may also be characterised as an interplay between local practice-specific and generalised knowledge, which enables retooling practitioners for their future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInnovating in Practice
    Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives and Experiences
    EditorsTiziana Rosso-Spena, Cristina Mele, Maaria Nuutinen
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-43380-6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-43378-3, 978-3-319-82807-7
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


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