Accelerated co-creation by schools and companies – KYKY – is model co-creation between schools and companies.
The City of Espoo is introducing an operating model for co-creation by schools and companies. KYKY-model (Accelerated co-creation by schools and companies) provides guidelines for co-creation by schools and companies in accordance with the new Finnish National Curriculum. KYKY is based on Living Lab operating model and it helps schools turn into platforms for learning innovations.
Main part of the model is the so-called KYKY platform which is a meeting place for the ideas and needs of schools, companies and communities. Schools can send development needs to the platform, which companies can answer with a product or service development idea. Similarly companies can send descriptions of product ideas to the platform and look for a school or class interested in co-creating.
Co-creation benefits both schools and companies. Schools get an opportunity to use new learning technologies. Co-operation also strengthens pupils´ entrepreneurial competences. Companies on the other hand learn more of the daily life of schools, teachers and pupils.
Companies involved in the cooperation also receive a Co-created with the city of Espoo Schools -logo, which they can use in advertising their products and services.
KYKY operating model has been developed in co-operation with pupils, students and teachers as well as professionals from the Espoo Educational and Cultural Services, the Finnish Education Unit and the Laurea University of Applied Sciences. The authors of the KYKY Living Lab handbook for co-creation by schools and companies handbook are director Tuija Hirvikoski and Principal Lecturer Anne Äyväri from Laurea UAS.
The development of KYKY operational model has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Lean more about KYKY operational model here.