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.


Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.06.2022 - 30.08.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marko Nieminen, Matti Hämäläinen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • applies in this implementation

    This course will offer an introduction to Piloting as an Innovation and Research Methodology in the context of Smart Cities.

    After completing the course, the student will be familiar with basics terminology related to Piloting and Living Labs. Additionally, the student will learn how to plan, prepare, execute, document, and evaluate agile pilots & piloting programmes, and how to utilise agile pilots in their own research.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • applies in this implementation

    Lecture Module

    • Completed & Documented Exercises (Minimum 5/6)
    • Final Exam (Optional, for those who wish to receive a Grade)

    Pilot Project Module

    • Piloting Plan (30%)
    • Piloting Documentation (40%)
    • Final Presentation (30%)


Study Material
  • applies in this implementation (in Finnish)

    Substitutes for Courses