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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: http://youtu.be/qegtAuPLyEY

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.

See more: http://www.tiimiakatemia.fi/en/ 

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 .

2nd Enoll Living Lab Summer School @ Citilab Barcelona

We can learn how to innovate through living labs – the theme of the summer school.

Juha Ruuska & Piotr Krawczyk from Lutakko Living Lab are taking part in 2nd Living Lab Summer School in Barcelona. Hosted by Enoll (European Network of Living Labs), the program has included diffrent workshops about Living Lab research/methodology, smart cities, energy efficiency, job creation, wellbeing, living lab learning/innovation environments, tourism & social media.

Lutakko Living Lab is hosting a workshop “Delphi Session on LL phenomena”  from mon to thu where we try to put forward discussion about theoretical basis of Living Labs. The delphi workshop was also run the first time in ICE -Conference Aachen, Germany in June. 

LLL was also attending the Enoll General Assembly and the workshop hosted by Enoll today. Enoll is preparing white paper – Enoll PPPP (public private people partnership) to address the issues in the framework of 2020 strategy. It seems that Living Labs can be powerful tool for trying to achieve many of the challenges set by 2020 strategy.

we also visited Barcelona FabLab today – very nice http://fablabbcn.org/

Summer Shcool webpages see http://summerschoolenoll.citilab.eu/