Collection of papers on Co-creating and Orchestrating Multistakeholder Innovation published

The papers introduce how Laurea University of Applied Sciences and its partners have engaged in multi-stakeholder collaboration allowing for and benefiting from opening of research, innovation and educational processes.

Co-creation Orchestration – Transforming the Way We Innovate!

At Co-creation Orchestration, we are building a model that is helping companies, public sector, academia, and citizens to co-create better health and wellbeing services in the most innovative region in Europe, Helsinki-Uusimaa region. Our aim is to make innovation more open, inclusive, and collaborative.

CCO is a project funded by Laurea University of Applied Sciences and Finland's Ministry of Education and Culture and part of Laurea's RDI-profile. We are committed to following and promoting the responsible research and innovation principles (RRI).


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Hirvikoski T., Erkkilä L., Fred M., Helariutta A., Kurkela I., Pöyry-Lassila P., Saastamoinen K., Salmi A., Äyväri A. (Eds.). 2020. Co-creating and Orchestrating Multistakeholder Innovation. Laurean julkaisusarja / Laurea Publications. Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu.

Santonen, T., Kjellson, F., Andersson, K., Hirvikoski, T. 2020. Developing maturity model for transnational living lab collaboration. Proceedings of the 2020 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Virtual) Event "Innovating in Times of Crisis" held on 7 to 10 June 2020. Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT.

Santonen, T., Julin, M., Salmi, A., Leskinen, J. 2020. Understanding the underlying factors of living lab business model. Proceedings of the 2020 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Virtual) Event "Innovating in Times of Crisis" held on 7 to 10 June 2020. Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT.

Nevmerzhitskaya, J., Santonen, T., Purola, A. 2020 Experience and recommendations of end-user engagement across circular economy business model development. European Commission.

Santonen, T. (Ed.) 2020. Living Lab business models and services. Key findings from Product Validation in Health (ProVaHealth) project. Laurean julkaisusarja / Laurea Publications. Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu.

Purola, A., Santonen, T., Haapaniemi, H., Hirvikoski, T., Nevmerzhitskaya, J. 2020. Living Labs Concepts and Implementation Plan for CIRC4Life-project. European Commission.

ProVaHealth Project Report. 2020. Product Validation in Health - Transnational Living Lab concept development with Baltic Sea Region Living Labs.


Laakkonen, A. 2020. Avoin ei ole ilmaista – tieteellisen julkaisemisen kustannukset ja niiden seuranta Laureassa. Osa 1. Laurea Journal.

Laakkonen, A. 2020. Avoin ei ole ilmaista – tieteellisen julkaisemisen kustannukset ja niiden seuranta Laureassa. Osa 2. Laurea Journal.

Chydenius, T. 2020. Culture in service design: How service designers, professional literature and service users view the role of national, regional and ethnic cultures in services. JYU Dissertations.

Santonen, T., Purola, A., Nevmerzhitskaya, J. 2020. Board game for co-creating ecosystem based circular economy business models. ISPIM Connects Bangkok Proceedings.

Meristö, T., Laitinen, J. 2020. Digital innovations for elderly people – sustainable solutions for the future. ISPIM Connects Bangkok Proceedings.

Ahonen, O. 2020. Opiskelijan osaamisen arviointimittari sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon sähköisten palveluiden kehittämisen monialaisessa kontekstissa. Publications of the University of Eastern Finland. Dissertations in Social Sciences and Business Studies, no 213.

Santonen T., Harmoinen P., Laitinen J., Meristö T., Jokinen M., Karimäki K., Leino T., Sirkesalo S., Ikkonen T., Lehtinen L., Silvola K., Suikkanen-Malin T., Heinänen S., Boman-Björkell A., Holmas S. 2019. CityDrivers - Easier selling and buying of creative competence.  Laurea Julkaisut / Laurea Publications 120. Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu. 

Burgelman, J.C., Pascu, C., Szkuta, K., Von Schomberg, R., Karalopoulos, A., Repanas, K., Schouppe, M. 2019. "Open Science, Open Data, and Open Scholarship: European Policies to Make Science Fit for the 21st Century". Frontiers in Big Data, 2, 43.

Abstracts for Laurea's multi-stakeholder co-creation publication. 2019. Laurea publications.

Äyväri, A., Hirvikoski, T., Uitto, H. 2019.  "Identifying Living Lab orchestrators’ individual‐level skills". Open Living Lab Days 2019.

Äyväri A., 2019. "Kalasataman terveys-ja hyvinvointikeskus kehittämis- ja kokeilualustana Fiksu Kalasatama co-designing wellbeing -hanke". Laurea Julkaisut/Laurea Publications 116, Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu.

Santonen, T., Nevmerzhitskaya, J., Purola, A., Haapaniemi, H. 2019. "Open Innovation Camp (OIC) – A Tool for Solving Complex Problems Rapidly".

Santonen, T., Julin, M. 2019. Empirical evaluation of health and wellbeing living lab business models. ISPIM Connects Ottawa Proceedings.​

Santonen T., Julin M. 2019. How transnational Living Labs can help SMEs to internationalize? International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 23, No. 08.

Äyväri, A., Jyrämä, A., Hirvikoski, T. 2018. "The Circle of Mediators: Towards a governance model for tackling sustainability challenges in a city". Open Living Lab Days 2018.

Hagman K., Hirvikoski T., Wollstén P., Äyväri A. 2018. "Handbook for Co-creation". City of Espoo.

Hirvikoski, T., Saastamoinen, K., Uitto, M. 2018. "International Innovation Sprint Bridging the Sustainability Gap between Metropolitan Core and Peripheries".

Hirvikoski, T., Lehto, P., and Äyväri, A. 2016. "Development and experimentation platform for social, health and wellbeing services in the context of Kalasatama health and wellbeing centre". Laurea Julkaisut/Laurea Publications 68, Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulu. 

Santonen T., Faber E. 2015. Towards a comprehensive framework to analyse edutainment applications. International Society for Professional Innovation Management.

Laurea University of Applied Sciences Master's Theses

Seikkula, S. 2020. "Show me the value": Business benefits of co-creation and how to effectively communicate their value to SMEs which are developing circular economy business models. Laurea University of Applied Sciences Master's Thesis.

Erola, K., Sundholm, K. 2020. Verkko-opiskelijan hyvinvoinnin edistämisen toimintamallit. Laurea University of Applied Sciences Master's Thesis.

Puusaari, L. 2020. Innovaatioekosysteemielämää ja radikaaleja innovaatioita. Laurea University of Applied Sciences Master's Thesis.

Laitio, P. 2020. Opasrobotti : innovaatiosta näkövammaisten liikkumisen apuvälineeksi. Laurea University of Applied Sciences Master's Thesis.

Grönlund, M. 2019. Tapahtumatori-konseptin monitoimijainen yhteiskehittäminen - Case Kalasataman terveys- ja hyvinvointikeskus. Laurea University of Applied Sciences Master's Thesis.

Jordan, M. 2019. Creating public value through service design: Facilitation of human-centred service transformation in the city-state of Hamburg. Laurea University of Applied Sciences Master's Thesis.

Järvinen, M. 2019. Co-creating an in-house service concept for boosting innovation and development. Laurea University of Applied Sciences Master's Thesis.

Jäämies, S. 2018. Yhteissuunnittelu yhteistyön areenana: Muotoilupelistä tukea yhteissuunnittelun prosessin rakentamiseen monitoimijaisessa suunnitteluympäristössä. Laurea University of Applied Sciences Master's Thesis.

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Our objective is to contribute to…

Sustainable Growth. Co-create better, more customer-oriented health and wellbeing products and services faster and with reduced costs.

Inclusive Growth. Promote an inclusive and equal future through open science and open innovation and enhance peoples’ trust to research and science.

Growth through Collaboration. Increase cross-border and inter-stakeholder collaboration, innovation, and research.

Become a Pioneer. CCO and Laurea are aiming to become a leading developer of co-creation orchestration services globally and to produce benchmark scientific research papers and manuals on co-creation.


Our mission is to help people, public sector, researchers, and companies solve systemic and shared problems together by enhancing collaboration, openness and inclusivity.


Collaboration, inclusivity, trust, and openness.


Our vision is to be a pioneer in co-creation orchestration and to raise general awareness about co-creation, open innovation, and open science.