Supervisors: Prof. Mikko Pynnönen (LUT) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) and Industry Mentor Juha Kauppinen (Mikkeli Development, Miksei Ltd)
Project 1: Orchestrating circular economy platforms
Circular economy is based on a new kind of business logic and ecosystems of platforms. Understanding the orchestration and value creation principles in these ecosystems helps the companies to utilize the benefits of these channels and to develop and manage their ventures to be a part of these international value systems. The aim of this project is to study the orchestration models, business models and development strategies of circular economy platforms e.g. in the water management industry.
Project 2: Digital servitization of knowledge
The Internet of Things (IoT) challenges the way even modern business models are built. IoT enables new kind of services based on e.g. monitoring, control and streamlining of industrial and customer processes. Companies who master these new business logics of digital services can build a significant competitive advantage. The aim of this project is to study the business functions and processes that IoT can replace and the capabilities and networks needed to operate the digital services.
Project 3: Circular economy business models
Circular economy creates new premises for companies and their business models. Therefore, the companies have to radically change their business models and redesign their products, services and processes. Innovative circular business models contribute to slow down, close down and to narrow down the resource loops. The aim of this project is to study the circular business model structures, the logic of value creation and different paths to build circular business.