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Last revised on January 15, 2008, by David Ing.

Dates Events Participants Results / Artifacts
November - December  2008  Substansive fonal presentation of research findings in Helsinki
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • Presentations to public audience, hosted by Tekes
  • Presentations to sponsoring companies
before Tuesday, Sep 30, 2008  Filing of last revisions of research pubications
  (three months after project close)
  • Taina Tukiainen, as the principal investigator
  • Bound final report
       
Monday, June 30, 2008  Final milestone: Project close, end of funding
  • Taina Tukiainen, as the principal investigator
  • Validated research findings
  • Completed manuscript
Thursday, May 29th, 2008 Service Factory Workshop, preparation for Innovation University, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo Finland
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  •  Participation into workshop
Monday, May 12th, 2008 Lecture on Service Innovation, 
at Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Minna Takala
  • Dissemination event
  • Presentation to students
Saturday, May 10th, 2008 Niigata Symposium – Innovation through Business, Education and Social Entrepreneurship , Niigata, Japan
  • Minna Takala
  • Presentation to Japanese & international academics,
    governmental  and industry people
Thursday, May 8th, 2008

US & Japan University Symposium – University Education, Research and Management in Response to Globalization. University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan

  • Minna Takala
  • Presentation to Japanese & US academics and
    industry people
Thursday, April 24, 2008

 Services for the New Era
  - at Stadia

 InnoGeneralia, Spring 2008 - Lecture series on innovation

  • Chaired by Tuula Antola
  • Anne Kariniemi
  • Esko Sääskilahti
  • Matti Myllyniemi
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Dissemination event
  • Presentations by entrepreneurs and industry people
Thusday, April 17, 2008

 The Playgrounds of the Future
  - at Evtek

 InnoGeneralia, Spring 2008 - Lecture series on innovation

  • Chaired by Tuula Antola
  • Asko Alanen
  • Elina Hiltunen
  • Hannu Hämäläinen
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Dissemination event
  • Presentations by entrepreneurs and industry people
Thusday, April 10, 2008

 Everything 2.0 - Imagination and
  the Re-Definiton of Expectations 
  - at Stadia

 InnoGeneralia, Spring 2008 - Lecture series on innovation

  • Chaired by Tuula Antola
  • Alexander Manu
  • Taina Tukainen
  • Dissemination event
  • Presentations by entrepreneurs and industry people
Sunday March 30 -
Friday April 4, 2008
 International Federation for Systems Research,
 Fuschl Conversation
  • David Ing
  • Continue discussion on managerial curriculum including systems sciences
Monday, March 31, 2008  Deadline for third written report to Tekes
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • Progress to date
Friday, March 14, 2008  Rendez steering group meeting at Planmeca,
  in Helsinki
  • Chair Marcus Planqvist
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • 13:00 to 14:00 Steering group review of progress and budget
  • 14:00 to 16:00 Larger audience, presentation of content
Monday, March 10, 2008  Laatukeskus, Finnish Excellence benchmarking event for 
 Finnish member companies, Nokia House, Keilalahti Finland
  • Minna Takala
  • Examples of Development of product development process and measurement practices from Nokia and Suunto
Wednesday March 5-
Thursday 6, 2008
 Launch of Service Innovation Educational Program
 at Tokyo  Institute of Technology

 

  • David Ing
  • (Minna Takala)
  • Ookayama campus, Tokyo, Japan
  • Co-sponsored by Tokyo Tech and Tekes
  • Invited by Kyoichi Jim Kijima
Thursday February 14-
Saturday 16, 2008
 Research Project Collaboration Workshop
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • David Hawk (NJIT)
  • Annaleena Parhankangas (NJIT)
  • Marianne Kosits (IBM)
  • Near Fairfield, Iowa
  • Discuss results of the project and academic foundations
  • Revisiting research questions
  • Validating of created models and review of materials for final presentations for companies and Tekes
  • Discussion about publications and future research themes
Monday February 11-
Wednesday 13, 2008
Business Seminar:  Innovation through Collaboration, and  Transformation through Performance Measurement
  • Invitees from Rendez project sponsors
  • Monday 11th evening: welcome dinner
  • Tuesday 12th:  at NJIT School of Management, Newark, NJ
  • Wednesday 13th: at IBM Industry Solution Labs, Hawthorne, NY
January - March 2008 Validation of research findings
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • Reviews with sponsoring companies
Monday, December 31, 2007 Target milestone: analysis complete, constructs and models complete
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • Findings to be validated in 1H2008
Monday, November 26 - Wednesday 28, 2007

IBM's 6th iForum - "Capitalising on Innovation" 

IBM's Industry Solutions' Lab, Zurich Switcherland

  • Minna Takala
  • Participation into forum.
Monday, November 19, 2007 Lecture on new working practices for Helia Business School
  • Minna Takala
  • Opportunities and challences for new Web 2.0 working practices for adult students at Helia
Tuesday, October 30 to November 1, 2007  

Visit by professors from Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • Kyochi (Jim) Kijima
  • Hiroshi Deguchi
  • Akira Tokuyasu
  • Hosted by David Ing
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • Information exchange for Service Innovation Education Program in Japan
  • Workshop on Management Development for Service Business Management at Nokia
  • Presentation at Tekes
  • Meetings at Stadia and HUT
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Workshop on Management Development for Service Business Management
  • David Ing
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • University & industry collaboration meeting and experience exchange of service management education pragrams - content & methods
  • Participants from Tokyo Tec, Stadia, HUT , Nokia and IBM
Sunday, October 28 to
Monday 29, 2007
Seminar on Service Supply Chains, Amsterdam, NL
  • Minna Takala
  • Working meeting for Service SCM research project with TKK prof Eero Eloranta & Stanford prof Jin Whang
  • Participating companies NSN, Kone, Nokia, Applied Materials, NCR, Teradata and Deloitte
Thursday, October 25 to
Friday 26, 2007
Operational Excellence Council by Conference Board at Caterpillar, Aurora, Illinois
  • Minna Takala
  • Themes: Innovation & Quality, Six Sigma & Lean, Launch Quality
Sunday, October 14 to Wednesday 17, 2007 Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Academic presentation of interim study results
Tuesday, October 9 to Wednesday 10, 2007 Electonic Industry Executive Forum
  • Minna Takala
  • Company presentations and round table discussions related to innovation and services
 Monday October 1 to Wednesday 3, 2007  efqm Conference in Athens, Greece
  •  Minna Takala
  •  Attending the conference
Sunday, September 30, 2007 Deadline for second written report to Tekes
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • Progress to date
Friday, September 14, 2007

Rendez steering group meeting at Nokia House

  • Guest presentation by Alexander Manu
  • Chaired by Lucy Blants
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • 13:00 to 14:00 Steering group review of progress and budget
  • 14:00 to 16:00 Alexander Manu, Beal Institute for Creativity, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada
Thursday, September 13, 2007 Presentation of preliminary research findings at IBM Studia Generale
  • David Ing
  • Featured talk on "Emergent Innovation across communities, companies and business ecosystems"
Monday, September 10 to Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Service Engineering and Management Summer School 2007, Tuta, Helsinki University of Technology
  • David Ing
  • Attend plenary sessions by leading researchers, e.g. Faiz Gallouj on service innovation
  • Present working paper on "Envisioning Innovation in Service Systems:  Induction, Abduction and Deduction"
Thursday, September 6 to Friday, September 7, 2007 Launch of second Master's program in International Service Business Management at Stadia
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • David Ing
  • Minna Takala
  • Introduction to course objectives, and relationship to the Rendez research project agenda
Monday, September 3 to Wednesday, September 5, 2007 UK Systems Society Conference, Oxford, England
  • David Ing
  • Discussions with Rafael Ramirez and Jerry (Jerome) Ravetz
Monday, August 13 to Tuesday, August 14, 2007 Rendez research salon at the Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • David Ing
  • In-depth cross-validation of results with Japanese researchers
Sunday, August 5 to Friday, August 10, 2007 International Society for the Systems Sciences Annual Meeting, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • David Ing
  • Lead Special Integration Group on Systems Applications in Business and Industry
Friday, August 3 to Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Academic presentation of interim study results
Monday, June 11, 2007
 

Working session related to Service Management Book, organized by QDC & STO

  • Minna Takala
  • Working session on practical examples.
Friday, June 8, 2007 Steering Group meeting Service SCM
  • Minna Takala
  • Research project with TKK prof Eero Eloranta & Stanford prof Hau Lee
  • Participating companies NSN, Kone, Nokia and others
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Lecture on Business Innovation in Master's Program, University of Hull Business School
  • David Ing
  • Full day class, including exercises
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 Presentation for the Centre for Systems Studies, at the University of Hull Business School
  • David Ing
  • Public lecture on progress on Emergent Innovation research
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 Working session related to Service Management Book, organized by QDC & STO
  • Minna Takala
  • Working session on practical examples.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 The New Innovation Challenges for Europe and Asia,
organized by SITRA and  IISS
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
Thursday, April 26 to Saturday April 28, 2007 Berkeley-Tekes "Innovation in Services" Conference
  • David Ing
  • See the digest!
  • Digital audio MP3 recordings are available on request from David Ing
Thursday, April 26th, 2007

InnoGeneralia - Lecture Series on Innovation

2- 4 pm, at Stadia, Helsinki

  • Chaired by Tuula Antola, InnoSpa
  • TT, MT, DI
  • Dissemination event
  • Presentations by entrepreneurs and industry people
Friday, April 20, 2007 Steering Group meeting Service SCM
  • Minna Takala
  • Research project with TKK prof Eero Eloranta & Stanford prof Hau Lee
  • Participating companies NSN, Kone, Nokia and others
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Working session related to Service Management Book, organized by QDC & STO
  • Minna Takala
  • Working session on practical examples.
Thursday, April 12th, 2007

InnoGeneralia - Lecture series on Innovation

2- 4 pm, at EVTEK, Vantaa

  • Chaired by Tuula Antola, InnoSpa
  • TT, MT, DI
  • Dissemination event
  • Presentations by entrepreneurs and industry people
Saturday, March 31, 2007 Deadline for first written report to Tekes
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • Progress to date
Friday, March 30, 2007 Supply Chain Roundtable at Oriola KD, Espoo
  • Minna Takala
  • Presentation by Anne Kariniemi, related supply chain renewal in medical  industry,  RFID application example
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 TEKSRTA meeting at Finnish Graduate Engineering Association, Pasila, Helsinki
  • Minna Takala
  • Discussion meeting on the proposal for  new "innovation"  university  at  Helsinki  area,  presentation by Matti Hosia
Monday,  March 19, 2007 Working session related to Service Management Book, organized by QDC & STO, Innopli, Espoo
  • Minna Takala
  • Working session on book content and practical examples
Thursday, March 15, 2007

InnoGeneralia - Lecture Series on Innovation

2- 4 pm, at EVTEK, Espoo

  • Chaired by Tuula Antola, InnoSpa
  • TT, MT, DI
  • Dissemination event
  • Presentations by entrepreneurs and industry people
Thursday, March 15, 2007 LIITO - program conference at Tampere
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Päivi Tossavainen
  • Collaboration among LIITO program projects
  • Rendez project presentation
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Rendez steering group meeting, Rendez content presentation at Tekes, Kyllikinportti 2, Länsi-Pasila
  • Chaired by Mirja Kaarlela
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Olli Ahola-Luttila
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • 9:00 to 10:00 Steering group review of progress and budget
  • 10:00 to 12:00 Larger audience, presentation of content
Tuesday, March 13-14, 2007 Diploma in Industrial Services - Module 1,
at Dipoli, Espoo Finland
  • Minna Takala
  • Lecture by MT - "Challenges for Organizational Transformation - Examples"
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 TEKES Annual Seminar, Helsinki
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Future challenges for research and academia &  industry collaboration
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 InnoSpring Access -project - Workshop on Virtuality, at UPM Kymmene, Helsinki
  • Minna Takala
  • Presentationby MT related to potentials of Second Life for the future
  • Research collaboration
Monday, March 5, 2007 Steering Group meetiing for
Diploma in Industrial Services at Dipoli, TKK
  • Minna Takala
  • A professional training program for industrial services. Includes 5 modules during 13.3. -3.10.2007. Minna was invited to join the Steering Group of the program.
  • Dissemination channel
Friday, March 2nd, 2007 Steering Group meeting Service SCM
  • Minna Takala
  • Research project with TKK prof Eero Eloranta & Stanford prof Hau Lee
  • Participating companies NSN, Kone, Nokia and others
Thursday, March 1, 2007 Deadline for submission of abstract to 16th annual Frontiers in Services conference
  • David Ing
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • Academic presentation of interim study results
  • Two abstracts were submitted
Thursday, March 1, 2007 Preparation meeting for Rendez Steering Group & content seminar
  • Mirja Kaarela
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • Preparation for the 2nd steering group meeting & content seminar
Wed, Feb 28, 2007 Nordic Service Science Summit –What Should Universities Teach and Research?, at IBM Helsinki
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • A summit for university -industry collaboration in service management education
Tue, Feb 20, 2007 Meeting at TEKES
  • Ilpo Ihanamäki
  • Mirja Kaarela
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • Discussion about project status and administration practices
Mon, Feb 12, 2007 Meeting with Philip Bonanno - co-ordinator of Master in EducationTechnology, design and Innovation
  • Minna Takala
  • Discussion about possible co-operation with Rendez and Service Management Master program
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Deadline for submission of absrtact to Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, in Oct 2007
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • Two papers were submitted related to projects theme innovation, renewal and redirection
Tue Jan 30, 2007 Workshop for IBM and Malta for EU FP7 research kick off , Mediterenian Conference Center, Valletta
  • Minna Takala
  • Industry & goverment workshop for industry university collaboration in EU projecs for FP7
Mon Jan 22 - Thu Jan 25, 2007 Creativity and Innovation Management course at University of Malta
  • Minna Takala
  • A course conducted by prof. Malcom Goodman from University of Durham, UK
Friday, January 12, 2007

Special session for Stadia Master's Program in International Service Business Management ,
at Stadia 9 - 12 am

  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • Marianne Kosits (IBM)
  • Gary Metcalf (IFSR, ISSS, Interconnections LLC)

  • Coaching on theses
Thursday, January 11

Rendez Innovation workshop for companies at Restaurant Linna, Dahlia kabinett, Helsinki
1.00 - 5.30pm

  • (Invitees list from sponsoring companies)
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • Marianne Kosits (IBM)
  • Annaleena Parhankangas (HUT)
  • Gary Metcalf (IFSR, ISSS, Interconnections LLC)
  • Themes include collaborative relations for innovation, and interaction in 3D virtual worlds
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2007

Collaborative research

  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • David Hawk (NJIT)
  • Marianne Kosits (IBM)
  • Annaleena Parhankangas (HUT)
  • Gary Metcalf (IFSR, ISSS, Interconnections LLC)
  • With HUT researchers
  • With Nokia, IBM
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2007 Research meeting
  • Kirsimarja Blomqvist (LUT)
  • KaisuPuumalainen (LUT)
  • Kaisa Henttonen(LUT)
  • Minna Takala
  • Discussion about a joint survey for successful development projects at Nokia
Sunday, January 7 to Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Collaborative research workshop at Haikko Manor, Porvoo

  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • David Hawk (NJIT)
  • Marianne Kosits (IBM)
  • Annaleena Parhankangas (HUT)
  • Discuss research methods and academic foundations,
  • Deepening theoretical foundations
  • Validating research approach with peers
  • Refining research questions
  • Constructing straw-man models
Tuesday Nov 28th Liito & Liike2 seminar at Finnish National Museum
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • Research program seminar - presenations by Metso Corporation & Sulake Oy (Habbo Hotel) & networking
Monday Nov 27th Seminar on Innovation Management at Design Museum, Helsinki
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • Publication event of innovation management book, by Tuula Antola (InnoSpa) funded by SITRA
Monday Nov 27th Steering Group meeting Service SCM
  • Minna Takala
  • Research project with TKK prof Eero Eloranta & Stanford prof Hau Lee
  • Participating companies NSN, Kone, Nokia and others
Thursday Nov 23rd Interview & working session related radical and incremental innovation
  • Minna Takala
  • Ellen Roelofs
  • Discussion on Master's thesis project in Technical University of Eindhoven TUE (the Netherlands)
Wednesday Nov 22nd, 2006
 

Working session related to Service Management, book, organized by QDC & STO

  • Minna Takala
  • 3rd Session - testing service management models with practical example Betamet - an industrial installation service compony (90% revenue from services.
Thursday Nov 16th - 17th, 2006 BestServ visit to IBM research in Zurich
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • Themes: services and innovation, companies participating (Kone, Kone Cranes, Vaisala, Vtt etc. )
Friday, Nov 10, 2006 Supply Chain Roundtable meeting at Kone
  • Minna Takala
  • Presentaion by Antti Saminen related to services and supply chain challenges
Tuesday, November 9, 2006 Innovation session for SW & Nanotechnology companies, at Innopoli, Otaniemi Espoo
  • Tuula Antola
  • Minna Takala
  • Presentation
Monday, November 6, 2006 Workshop on Co-opetition at Nokia by InnoSpring Access -project
  • Minna Takala
  • Workshop for Nokia people
Friday, November 3, 2006 Collaboration & Innovation - lecture at HUT
  • Minna Takala
  • Visiting lecture for Master's students
Sunday, October 29 to Wednesday, November 1, 2006 Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Vienna, Austra
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Leading an interactive session on innovation
Friday, October 27, 2006 Discussion with Innovation Management Institute researchers at the Helsinki University of Technology
  • David Ing
  • Minna Takala
  • Discussions about conferences and papers and future co-operation
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 Rendez Steering Group meeting
  • chaired by Kari Koivisto, at IBM
  • First meeting of the steering committee
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Working session related to Service Management, book, organized by QDC & STO
  • Minna Takala
  • Second meeting with company people and academics related to a practical book about service managment
Monday, October 23 to Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Exchange students from NJIT join Stadia students in company presentations
  • David Hawk
  • Annaleena Parhankangas
  • Minna Takala
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • David Ing
  • Case studies by master's students
  • Company visits to Nokia, F-secure, Kone, InnoSpa, Planmeca
  • Service Innovation Workshop
Monday, October 16, 2006 Meetings with InnoSpring Access researchers
at Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Minna Takala
  • Presenatations and discussions related to co-operation
Friday, October 14, 2006 Student presentations at Stadia
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • 1st student presentations related to companies and their approaches to innovation management based on public sources
Wednesday, October 11 to Thursday 13, 2006 Telecom Executive Forum at Majvik
  • Minna Takala
  • Company presentations and round table discussions related to innovation and services
Tuesday, October 10th 2006 Information Forum at Dipoli
  • Minna Takla
  • Academic presentations and poster session
Thurssday, October 5 to Saturday, October 7 2006 Services Science, Management and Engineering Conference,
Palisades, NY
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
Tuesday, September 7, 2006 Launch Master's Program in International Service Business Management at Stadia
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • Orientation of master's students for complementary research projects
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 Project kickoff
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Minna Takala
  • David Ing
  • Olli Ahola-Luttila
  • Refine initial project schedule
  • Establish roles and responsibilities
Monday, September 4 - Tuesday, September 12, 2006 Innovation Management post graduate course, Tuta, HUT
  • Minna Takala
  • Foundations
Friday, September 1, 2006 Funding for project commences
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Project initiation
Sunday, August 27 to Saturday, September 2, 2006 Service Engineering and Management Summer School, Tuta, HUT
  • David Ing
Friday, August 11 to Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Academy of Management, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Taina Tukiainen
  • Academic presentation
Submitted by daviding on Tue, 2006-09-05 19:01.