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


  • 8.11.2012 10-16 in room 4510
  • 29.11.2012 10-14 in room LS216


  • Professor Helinä Melkas
  • Professor Jari Porras
  • Juho Salminen
  • Kari Heikkinen

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, presentation 4h, practical work (documentation) 16h, independent group work 26h Total 52h


Material is delivered through Noppa pages



  • 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 tasks
    • Task given by the client (Propentus)
    • Groups and their homepages
      • Learning diary
      • Documentation
      • Presentation



  • IT: Negin Banaeianjahromi
  • IT: Saeed Mirzaeifar
  • IT: Masoumeh Khaksari
  • IM: Martin Rudigier

Group page


  • Maxim Yudichev
  • Zahid Butt

Group page


  • Artur Grablis
  • Yasir Ali
  • Mehar Ullah

Group page

Schedule and deadlines

  • Every day fill in learning/working diary: Tasks and how much time used
  • 15.11.2012 Plans to wiki page
  • 15.11.2012 Requirements
  • 15.11.2012 Meeting in room 2512
    • Group 1: 12.00-12.30
    • Group 2: 12.30-13.00
    • Group 3: 13.00-13.30
  • 22.11.2012 Documentation drafts
  • 29.11.2012 Presentation of your work

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