Mikko Koria is the Professor and chair in Design Innovation and the Director of the Institute for Design Innovation at Loughborough University London, and Visiting Professor at Aalto University, Finland. Over the last thirty years he has worked extensively with multinational corporations, SMEs and start-ups, the public sectors of multiple countries, and global organisations such as the Red Cross, EU, UNICEF the World Bank and the private, public and the third sectors in the UK, Finland, Brazil, and multiple other Asian, African and South American countries. Key areas of research and professional practice include design driven education and training, value-intensive management, service design and innovation, policymaking, business models and ecosystems, entrepreneurship and global management. Activities also include memberships and leading international juries, acting as reviewer for research bodies, academic journals, PhD examinations (CBS, IIT, RCA), conference keynotes and facilitation.
Lunes 26 Octubre
Keynote speaker: Lost in Ecosystems? A talk on wayfinding, influencing and value creation.
(Conferencia en inglés)
We understand how to make products, services, even business models, but can we create ecosystems? How are they relevant for our everyday? And what should we do about it? What could we do? This talk on ecosystems highlights the need to understand how we could link our everyday to the systems around us and make sense of what we do. In most cases, we cannot directly control them or make them do what we want, but are we completely at their mercy? The talk discusses the possibility of using concepts of value and service science to find our way, understand and influence the ecosystems that we operate in.