• The impact of digitalization on volume, quality and content of work performed by humans
  • Accounting for digitalization in corporate strategies and societal policies
  • The consequences of global value chains on Finnish competitiveness
  • The role of startups in creative destruction

The Knowledge and technology programmme considers how the creation and diffusion of new knowledge impacts businesses, industries, and societies. Oftentimes the focus is on technology-induced discontinuities and disruptions. Many projects are strongly inter-/multi- disciplinary. Virtually all projects involve co-operation with companies or other key stakeholders.

Researches of the program

Research began 2018 Research ends 2019
A consortium has been established between VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA), Aalto University, University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, Silo.AI, and TMikko with a research focus on artificial intelligence,
Research began 2015 Research ends 2018
Work and Wealth in the Era of Digital Platforms (acronym: BRIE-ETLA 2015-2018) studies implications of digital platforms on business strategies and national policies. It consists of international scholarly, business and policy relevant, research joint effort of BRIE, The Berkeley
Research began 2016 Research ends 2019
Smart Work in Platform Economy (acronym: SWiPE) is the Academy of Finland and Strategic Research Council funded strategic research consortium, which studies how recent advances in digitalization changes content, quality, and quantity of human-performed work and implications of these
Research began 2015 Research ends 2020
The Digital Disruption of Industry -project acronym: DDI, http://ddi.aalto.fi/en/) studies the impacts of digitalization to the Finnish society through the lens of the industry. The next industrial revolution has already started with digitalization making it possible to create intelligent
Research began 2014 Research ends 2018
Etla participates in Salwe Ltd’s Get It Done -program by conducting cost-benefit analyses of new forms of health diagnostics and care in collaboration with the participating companies. The program creates new technologies and practices for healthcare professionals to provide
Research began 2016 Research ended 2018
Finnish blockchain ecosystem consisting of public sector, research organisations and companies fully exploits the potential of blockchain technology in their research, business and technology portfolio. Finnish blockchain development and solutions are internationally competitive and well-known. The overall objective of
Research began 2015 Research ended 2017
Intangibles and International Sourcing (acronym: InSource) studies the nexus between intangibles, such as R&D and trademarks, and global value chains, the geographic dispersion in the provision of goods and services. Questions address in the project: Where are multinational enterprises’
Research began 2016 Research ended 2017
The project studies the amount, quality and economic impact of startup entrepreneurs and their ventures. Even though large incumbent corporations are the cornerstone of the Finnish economy, startups are a necessary “feed” into longer-term creative destruction and thus economic
Research began 2016 Research ended 2017
Integrating platform competences toward network effects -project (acronym: iPlate) focuses on companies looking to tap into the network effects – using ecosystem and platforms value creation. The project identifies and strives toward unleashing platform competences that can be addressed