Helsinki, Finland

Digital Platforms for Smart Cities

when 15 August 2022 - 28 August 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 1300

Smart cities are in the quest to meet the challenges of developing and maintaining attractive, inclusive and safe urban environments. Mobility as a service integrates public, private, peer-to-peer, conventional, clean, or autonomous transportation means is just a small example of platform data used smartly. Stakeholders such as local governments, city service providers, industry, and the citizens will benefit from the development of smart and well-connected city digital platforms.

The Helsinki summer school aims to create a better understanding of why platforms are key in shaping economies and societies? How do platforms create such societal and business impact?

Target group

Each programme has a focus on business innovation and entrepreneurship, there is no need to have specific technical backgrounds or any coding knowledge to join our Summer School.

Course aim

Participants in the Helsinki summer school will master the ability to differentiate between traditional businesses and platforms. They will acquire knowledge about key success factors and building blocks of multi-sided platforms that create networked markets, and why such platform business models have been so competitive in tech and non-tech industries alike? Moreover, participants will utilize concepts and models to create and assess platform business model entrants in cases provided by cities. Using this knowledge and applying various innovation and entrepreneurship tools provided during the Helsinki summer school, our participants will be well equipped to support Europe's digital cities platform quest.

At the Helsinki summer school, we rely on the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at Aalto University and Finland to further expand the insightful and joyful experiences of our summer school participants. Furthermore, participants will appreciate various virtually implemented social activities that enhance the networking potentials amongst our participants.

Credits info

4 EC
Acceptance of transfer credit is always a decision of receiving institutions. Any student interested in transferring 4 ECTS credits to another college or university should check directly with the receiving institution.

Fee info

EUR 1300: Use 'EITsummer2022' discount code while submitting your application to benefit from the discounted tuition of 1300 EUR

Scholarships

Deferred Tuition Payment available