Workshops: Knowledge Management Model

 In Event, Finland

WP3 GA3.2: Developing Knowledge Management Model

2nd December 2019


Knowledge Management Model – 1st workshop, Hämeenlinna



OSIRIS project partners – as a step of building on open innovation ecosystem for Smart Silver Economy – are developing a Knowledge Management Model. The aim of the Model is to identify the actors of the open innovation ecosystem, identify their knowledge, the source of their knowledge and visualize the routes of the knowledge between the innovation actors.


The first event in Finland was held on 2 December in Hämeenlinna. Participants of the workshop represented innovation actors on quadruple helix basis – business, research, municipality and end-users.


At the workshop, participants identified the main innovation actors from different perspectives, identified the routes of the knowledge and the elements disrupting the flow of knowledge were identified as well.



Regional Meeting on Knowledge Management Model in Finland – 2nd workshop



HAMK organized online Regional Meeting on Knowledge Management Model on June 8, 2020.

The aim of the online meeting was to discuss the following four main questions and to find answers.

  • Who are the actors in the age-friendly living environment, and how are they using data?
  • What kind of knowledge management may advance an age-friendly living environment?
  • How the actors’ know-how, needs and competencies can be shared openly and further developed?
  • Is housing service in future?


The online meeting gathered sixteen people who had diverse background and experience. About half of them represented elderly people and related associations. Another half represented regional authorities, academia and companies. All the participants represented organizations that were key innovation actors in the smart living environment.



Regional Meeting on Knowledge Management Mode in Finland – 3rd workshop (HAMK)



Regional Meeting on Knowledge Management Mode was held on 10th September 2020 by HAMK. The aim of the workshop was to co-develop the preliminary knowledge management model which may support open collaboration between the innovation actors. The basic terms and definitions of knowledge management and open innovation action were presented and discussed. Also, the results of earlier regional workshops were presented and discussed as a basis for teamwork. The participants of the workshop were asked to categorize 331 terms that were defined in the first workshop into four knowledge management pillars; Knowledge discovery and detection, knowledge capture, knowledge acquisition and knowledge creation & sharing.


The workshop gathered nine participants who represented academia, business and elderly people and the related associations. All the participants had roles as regional innovation actors in the smart living environment.


Third regional meeting on knowledge management model helped participants to understand the structure of the knowledge management model in the smart living environment and clarified the key concepts and terms. After the workshop, the participants were able to select the most important terms and to categorize them into four pillars.