University of Oulu

Khan, I.S., Kauppila, O., Iancu, B., Jurmu, M., Jurvansuu, M., Pirttikangas, S., Lilius, J., Koho, M., Marjakangas, E. and Majava, J. (2022) ‘Triple helix collaborative innovation and value co-creation in an Industry 4.0 context’, Int. J. Innovation and Learning, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp.125–147.

Triple helix collaborative innovation and value co-creation in an Industry 4.0 context

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Author: Khan, Iqra Sadaf1; Kauppila, Osmo2,3; Iancu, Bogdan4;
Organizations: 1Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4610, 90014, Finland
2Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Technology, P.O. Box 4610, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
3Quality Technology and Logistics, Luleå University of Technology, 971 87 Luleå, Sweden
4Åbo Akademi, Informationsteknologi, Åbo Akademi University, Agora, Domkyrkotorget 3, 20500, Finland
5VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Kaitoväylä 1, 90570 Oulu, Finland
6Centre for Ubiquitous Computing, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Erkki Koiso-Kanttilankatu 3, 90014, Finland
7Ponsse Oyj, Ponssentie 22, 74200 Vieremä, Finland
8Nokia Oyj, Kaapelitie 4, 90620 Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
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Language: English
Published: Inderscience, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-07-19


Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 promote a fundamental technological disruption that requires industry, research and government institutions to revisit their roles within the innovation ecosystems. Actors in this environment need to understand value co-creation during interaction and collaboration. The purpose of this study is to investigate the triple helix collaborative capabilities in an Industry 4.0 ecosystem context. The case under study is a Finnish national publicly funded research project involving five global manufacturers, three research institutions, and several small-and medium-size enterprises (SMEs). The results demonstrate that practices related to adaptivity, experience sharing, SME co-innovation and scale up can enable the ecosystem to be managed in a dynamic way. Yet, this type of operation requires the adoption of the ecosystem approach with mutual trust, intensive collaboration and the identification of common aims among the project participants. The presented co-innovation model can be used to design innovation ecosystem projects in the future.

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Series: International journal of innovation and learning
ISSN: 1471-8197
ISSN-E: 1741-8089
ISSN-L: 1471-8197
Volume: 32
Issue: 2
Pages: 125 - 147
DOI: 10.1504/ijil.2022.125029
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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