At Nokia House, researchers collaborated on a Rendez workshop on Management Development for Service Business Innovation, exchanging and jointly developing knowledge. Kyoichi Jim Kijima spoke about the Service Innovation Educational Program to be launched in the spring at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
The professors visited Anssi Smedlund and Marja Toivonen at the Helsinki University of Technology. They described the research being conducted in the IPSI - Integrative Perspective to Service Innovation project.
To understand the way in which universities, government and business collaborate in Finland, the Japanese professors visited Tekes.
At Stadia, the delegation met with the provosts and discussed commonalities between programs.
To understand the hands-on approach of the higher education system in Finland, the Automotive Engineering program at Stadia was described.
The students managing the Formula Engineering team related their experiences.
To round out the tour, the professors were offered a ride in the CityCab.
On the last day of the visit, Kyoichi Jim Kijima and David Ing co-taught a class on International Cultures in the International Service Business Management program at Stadia.
From the knowledge gained in direct observations in Finland, the professors had much to think about on their return to Japan.