COLLABORATING ACROSS REALITIES

Co-creation for sustainability innovation

We extend the scope of circular economy by addressing the global resources’ circulation. We highlight the importance of understanding the dynamics of interlinked value chains of products, materials and services.

We study how the idea of circular economy can be incorporated into the business models of companies and how local circumstances influence on business opportunities in material efficiency.

We have explored the conditions under which resource scarcity can turn into a source of frugal innovation and how sustainability goals may influence on companies business models and solution design in energy production.

Published scientific articles

Numminen, S., Lund, P.D., 2016. Frugal energy innovations for developing countries – a framework. Global Challenges doi:10.1002/gch2.1012

Hietapuro, M. & Halme, M. 2015. Development through Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In Casado-Caneque, F. & Hart, S. Base of the Pyramid 3.0: Sustainable Greenleaf Publishing. Chapter 9, pp. 142-160. BOP 3.0 Partnerships Hietapuro Halme 2015

Hossain, M. Grassroots innovation: A systematic review of two decades of research. Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 137, 20 November 2016.

Simula, H., Hossain, M. and Halme, M. 2015. Frugal and Reverse Innovations – Quo Vadis? Current Science, volume 109(9), pp. 1567-1572.

Halme, M., Kourula, A., Lindeman, S., Kallio, G., Lima-Toivanen, M., Korsunova, A. 2015. Sustainability Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid through Multi-Cited Rapid Ethnography. In Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management 2015.

Halme, M., Lindeman, S. & Linna, P. 2012. Innovation for Inclusive Business: Intrapreneurial Bricolage in Multinational Corporations. Journal of Management Studies. Volume 49, Issue 4, pages 743-784.

Articles in progress

Co-creation as Sensemaking: Collaboration in Inclusive Business Creation in Low-income Contexts. Nahi, Halme, Jack, S. (under review).

How starting points influence the frugal innovation process? Hossain, Levänen, Lindeman.

Engaging users in the design of homes in the rapidly urbanizing Global South. Sandman, Lindeman.