Future of Service Research, Education and Collaboration (December 22, 2015)
Services as a field of research and education remain in the core of Aalto University. “Aalto Introduction to Services” course and “Aalto Service Minor” program continue offering Aalto’s Master’s students insights into services. Services is by now an established and acknowledged theme for research in great variety of disciplines, and there are numerous ongoing and future research projects in the area.
One of Aalto University’s strategic focus areas is the megatrend of digitalization. Here the newly established Aalto Digi Platform will continue the work of Aalto Service Factory in the area of digital services. Design Factory and Media Factory will offer opportunities for participation and collaboration in their respective areas.
At national level, the Finnish Service Alliance association continues to promote Finnish service research and to build bridges between private and public organizations for service research utilization.