CS30A7400 Software and application Innovation (Ohjelmisto- ja sovellusinnovointi)

Year and period: M.Sc. 2, Period 2

Suitable for the elective studies of the Communications Software and Software Engineering major students both in normal and international programs in Information Technology department

Suitable for the elective studies of students both in normal and international programs in in Industrial Management department

Enrollment for the course: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHR3YVVhZFNEMG5WNEZWVTBCRG5fOXc6MQ


  • 25.10.2011 10-16 in room 6323
  • 12.11.2011 9-13 in room 6323
  • 11.11.2011 Documented ideas


  • Professor Marko Torkkeli / Professor Helinä Melkas
  • Professor Jari Porras / Assoc. Prof. Jouni Ikonen
    • Assoc. Prof. Kari Heikkinen
    • Assoc. Prof. Pekka Jäppinen

Marko Torkkeli available Thursday 27.10 18-19 in room 4301 for project idea discussions

Learning outcomes

This course combines technology and technology management perspectives for cross-scientific approach in software and application innovation process. After completion of the course students have broader perspective on innovation process in some yearly chancing technically focused area. Students know how to innovate new meaningful software solutions and application based on some technology, what is the technical and business feasibility of the solution in domestic and international markets.


Innovation management, idea generation and opportunity identification process. (Open) business models and technology commercialization in global markets. Product and service development. Basics and use cases of the selected technology, user-centric design and privacy perspectives in software and application development. Suoritustavat

Modes of Study

Lectures 6h, Innovation exercises 4h, presentation 4h, practical work (documentation) 16h, independent group work 22h Total 52h



  • Pre-course task
    • Read the following paper, The Discipline of Innovation by Peter R Drucker (paper removed by request of Harvard Business Publishing, Ilmari Laakkonen, 19.7.2017)
  • Course task
    • Look through Idesco web pages to get some ideas what has been DONE already



  • IT: Rostislav Malevich
  • IT: Janne Parkkila
  • IM: Aleksi Parkkila


  • IT: Jani Vehviläinen
  • IM: Pekka Hyvärinen


  • IT: Bishal Karki
  • IT: Gobinda Kandel
  • IM: Veronika Höök


  • IT: Udhyan Timilsina
  • IT: Sidhartha Yalavarthi
  • BU: Alexandra Lykova

Group 5

  • IT: Aapo Sormunen
  • IT: Markus Häkkinen
  • BU: Alexandra Fedosova

Missing group

  • IT: Joshua Adomako
  • IT Ville Myllys
  • IT: Hilmi Abdullah

Returning your work

Work need to be returned on Friday 11th of November (by sending the document to the lecturers) and presented to the lecturers on Saturday 12th.

  • 9.00-9.30 Group 1 IT: Rostislav Malevich, IT: Janne Parkkila, IM: Aleksi Parkkila
  • 9.40-10.10 Group 5 IT: Aapo Sormunen, IT: Markus Häkkinen, BU: Alexandra Fedosova
  • 10.20-10.50 Group2 IT: Jani Vehviläinen, IM: Pekka Hyvärinen
  • 11.00-11.30 Group4 IT: Udhyan Timilsina, IT: Sidhartha Yalavarthi, BU: Alexandra Lykova
  • 11.40-12.10 Group3 IT: Bishal Karki, IT: Gobinda Kandel,IM: Veronika Höök

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