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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Peter Senge Congratulates true Learning Living Lab of Entrepreneurship: Team Academy @ JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Peter Senge Congratulates Team Academy @ JAMK University Lutakko Campus for 15th Anniversary and gives a good speech about learning and the team entrepreneurship learning model @ Team Academy JAMK University/ Lutakko campus. Team Academy acheived its vision of becoming a centre of excellence in entrepreneurship. It has acheived its goal by applying learning model of “learning by doing” and project-based team learning. Students study by working as team entrepreneurs in co-operatives. That I call a true Living Lab of learning by working with real customers with the help of their team coaches (mentors). In Lutakko Living Lab we try to value excellent example of Team Academy through engaging students in real and challenging projects in addition of using user-centric and user-led innovation tools and methods of Service Design and Living Labs.

See Peter Senge’s speech:

Team Academy demographics:

  • 200 students, 11 team-companies
  • 1,500,000 EUR total revenue of team-companies
  • 91% of students are employed within 6 months of graduation.
  • 37% of students launch their own business within 6 months of graduation.
  • 47% of students are still entrepreneurs 2 years after graduation.
  • 150 completed projects for various companies.
  • 10% of projects have revenue of over 10,000 EUR.
  • 330,000 EUR of team-company revenues is returned to society as taxes.

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Peter Michael Senge (born 1947) is an American scientist and director of the Center for Organizational Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is known as author of the book The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization .

Ministry of Employment and the Economy supports the development of Living Labs in Finland

Ministry of Employment and the Economy has started a 3-year project, which supports further development of Living Labs in Finland, especially fostering collaboration with business for new service and product development.

Read the press release in Finnish:

Collection of Service Design Tools and Methods


Lutakko Living Lab mukana sataman kärjen tulevaisuuden palvelujen kehittämisessä

Sataman kärki – Palvelumuotoilutyöpaja 21.11.

Minkälaisen sataman kärjen haluamme ? Minkälaisen sataman käyttäjät haluavat ? Jyväskylän ammattikorkeakoulun Lutakko Living Labin, Kuntaliiton ja Jyväskylän kaupunkirakennepalveluiden järjestämässä palvelumuotoilutyöpajassa ideoidaan tulevaisuuden sataman palveluja. Työpajan tuloksia hyödynnetään osana sataman kärjen suunnittelua.

Työpaja järjestetään osana Palveluinnovaatiot ja tuottavuus -seminaaria

Lisätietoja ja ilmoittautuminen seminaariin

Lutakko Living Lab facilitates a service design workshop on future services of Jyväskylä City Harbour on 21.11.. Workshop is a  part of “Service innovation and productivity” seminar arranged by City of Jyväskylä and Association of Local Authorities in Finland. Info/registration:

Book recommendations for Service Designers

European Network of Living Labs Newsletter / October

Smart City Helsinki & Barcelona Showcases

Case: Conference Hotel of Tomorrow

The Conference Hotel of Tomorrow –research project aims to find out what are the physical, virtual and social changes that will take place in future meetings.

As a lab for the project an innovative meeting room Griini was built, which companies can book for holding more successful meetings. Prototype Griini offers video conferencing, the use of SMART Board interactive whiteboard and Meeting Architecture service.