Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The objective is to improve student's understanding about theory and design processes of value networks in Internet and to apply this understanding in design cases on the field. The emphasis of the course is in the field exercises implemented as team work and in close collaboration with the chosen Internet-connected firms and their (beta level) service use cases. Students use a given top-down method toolbox including scenario planning, value network configurations, and business model canvas.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 16.03.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Heikki Hämmäinen, Matti Kilkki

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Heikki Hämmäinen, Matti Kilkki

Contact information for the course (valid 03.01.2021-21.12.2112):

Professor Heikki Hämmäinen

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Design of Internet-connected services. Technical vs. industry architectures (value networks). Business models. Design process and methods. Case studies (changing annually). Seminar type of debate and reporting.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Compulsory: attendance to seminar sessions, presentations and opponence, written seminar reports(s), intermediate examination.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact hrs 24 h
    Independent study 100 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    To be announced later.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption