About IPLATE Project and this report
IPLATE (Integrating platform competences toward network effects) is a research project prompted by the success and disruption by digital platforms, platform companies and platform-based business models.
The project approaches platforms as an interactive, collaborative marketplace: integrating technical competences with creating business from understanding the value creation possibilities within the platform. The project addresses the need to strengthen competences of Finnish companies while also supporting Finnish policy makers in understanding the possibilities of instruments at their disposal for facilitating life in platform economy.
The project is a joint research project financed by VTT, TUT, ETLA and Tekes. In addition to international research collaboration with Georgia Tech and University of Surrey, it partners with Nokia, Oracle, Agendium, Finnvera and Fira.
IPLATE organized a morning seminar with the theme of ”Platform Economy: Interactions and Boundary Resources” on Sept 22, 2017. The event was attended by over 60 people, who came from industry, academic and public sector. This report is a result of the presentations and interactions that took place then. We want to thank the audience for participation, and Tekes for its generous support toward our project as well as the event!