Scaling up the Accelerated Co-creation by Schools, Companies and Communities from local to global: KYKY Living Lab concept
BACKGROUND/HISTORY AND CONTEXT OF THE WORKSHOP
“KYKY” (Accelerated co-creation for schools and companies) operating model was created in 2016 to answer the need for a systematic process for co-creation between schools, companies, and communities. KYKY model is supported by a digital marketplace which is a matching platform for ideas and development needs of the participants. Together the operating model and the digital marketplace form the KYKY concept.
In KYKY concept, Espoo´s learning environments are considered as living labs where open innovations and new edtech solutions are developed and validated. The City´s role is to enable and catalyze these practices which promote children’s ability to innovate and strengthen the 21st learning skills, facilitate multi-stakeholder value creation for future edtech solutions, generate new solutions and new business.
After two years of operation and several success stories, it´s time to develop, re-conceptualize and scale both the KYKY model and the marketplace nationally and globally. The new, agile KYKY marketplace will be launched during 2019.
MAIN AIM / OBJECTIVE
The KYKY as open and joint value co-creation concept with it´s processes and guidelines is visionary and unique in Finland and in Europe. Finland has already a reputation as an education powerhouse, with its long track record at the top of the world rankings, and proven results. Finland enjoys one of the most advanced and expansive applications of digital technology in education. By scaling up KYKY concept Finland is going to be the international level living lab for the next generation edtech solutions.
The main objective of the workshop is to get concrete needs, valuable ideas and feedback for KYKY concept development, including the new digital marketplace. Through that, we bring into action the concrete steps to scale the concept from local to global.
We are aiming to reach the potential partners to utilize the platform and to build international network for co-creation and sharing the innovations created through living labs.
Participants can expect to gain one or several of the following outcomes:
– Reach understanding of Finland´s first, unique and visionary model for school-company-community co-creation, KYKY operating model
– Get valuable information about experiences of the KYKY participation (from schools’ and companies’ perspective)
– Get (understanding on the needs for a scalable living lab) a concrete example how to make a living lab scalable – case KYKY – Get ideas how to connect your country / company to KYKY living lab in the future
– Ideate together how to scale and spread the innovations born in living lab internationally through Living Labs / Networks
We utilize the following stages for scaling a Living Lab from local to global:
1. The City of Espoo´s Public Schools as Living Labs –> KYKY operating model (mechanisms, process, protocols)
2. The City of Espoo Living Lab –> Espoo Citizens as drivers of new edtech Innovations
3. The Six Cities Living Lab ecosystem –> 6 Cities in Finland as drivers of new edtech innovations
4. Finland as EdTech Living lab –> International markets
BRIEF OUTLINE / METHODOLOGY
The methodology of the workshop is based on Design Thinking and Service Design. Participants will be working on small groups and each group will be facilitated using the Lean Service Creation principles.
Facilitators will be assigned per table and facilitate the process using different canvases and participatory approach to define the need assessment, stakeholder analysis, concept and value propositions. If enough time provided, the future and the scalability of each city and living lab possibilities will be scoped out.
Meri VainioProject Manager
Meri is pedagogically oriented engineer and the main facilitator of this workshop. Her background is in human-centered product design and development. She is skilled facilitator in lean service creation and has several years of experience from building and developing cross-cultural co-creation platforms in Finland, China and South Korea.
Maiju Haltia-NurmiProject Coordinator
Maiju is service design oriented social scientist. She is currently responsible for developing the KYKY concept, including the operating model and digital marketplace, in Espoo and Finland. Maiju has strong expertise in project management and coaching. Previous work experience includes development projects in public sector and non-profit organizations. She is passionate about service design, social action, co-creation and education. https://www.linkedin.com/in/maijuhaltianurmi/
Katja HagmanBusiness coach
Katja was the project manager when the original KYKY concept was co-created and designed. She has over 15 years experience in developing people, talent, organizations, leadership and learning in diverse international enterprises, public sector and multicultural environments. Katja has proven effective and efficient results in leading large and complex projects with the different stakeholders in large ecosystems. She is extensively experienced in improving business success by developing and implementing strategical people development processes and in promoting digitalization as a profound transformation.
Chief Digital Officer
Harri LuttinenChief Digital Officer
Harri is a specialist on digital services, educational technology and learning environments. He has over 10 years experience in creating and developing new models of using technology in education and organizational skills. Harri has been responsible of running several national public sector projects
Planner, Education and Cultural Services
Minna KukkonenPlanner, Education and Cultural Services
Minna is a specialist on Finnish Education and development of learning culture, innovation and technology education, learning environments and ecosystems. She is an expert on project management and has been running several national and international development projects. She is a responsible person for the Accelerated Co-creation for Schools and Companies, KYKY, Innokas FabLearn Lab -makerspace and developing competences on 21st century skills and moreover, supporting curriculum reform in the city level.