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CS36A0920 Innovation Systems, 6 cr 
Code CS36A0920  Validity 01.08.2018 -
Name Innovation Systems  Abbreviation Innovation Syst 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Vesa Harmaakorpi 

Description by Study Guide

Only for TUDI-master's programme students. Teaching will be provided in Lahti campus.

Lectured every other academic year (Yes, next realization year/Leave empty) 

Yes, 2018-19


M.Sc. (Tech.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Tech.) Vesa Harmaakorpi


After the course student can define the role of innovation systems and their features. He/she understands the operation of national, sectoral and regional systems and their special essence. He/she can apply the learned knowledge in designing innovation policies and strategies. He/she can also analyze co-operation and participation in the innovation systems.


On the basic competence level the student understands leadership, learning, networking, creativity, social capital and dynamic capabilities in innovation systems and innovation networks. He/she can define the different models of innovation and their impacts in innovation policies. On the further competence level is introduced the special features of practice-based, networked innovation processes and promoting creativity in innovation processes.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 12 h, network exercise 8 h, seminar work 40 h. Preparation for exam and exam 60h. Exam. Total 120 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

0 - 5. Exam 50 %, assignment 50 %.

Course Materials 

Harmaakorpi, V. & Melkas, H. (toim.) (2008). Innovaatiopolitiikkaa järjestelmien välimaastossa. ACTA-sarja, Kuntaliitto. Melkas, H. & Harmaakorpi, V. (eds.) (2011). Practice-based Innovation. Insights, Applications and Policy Implications. Axel Springer Verlag.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



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Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
Register Innovation Systems  EXAM  Vesa Harmaakorpi 
08.05.20fri 11.30-14.30