Brain knowledge refinery – from research to expertise

Main funder

Funder's project number: A71778

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 233 290,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/03/2016

Project end date: 28/02/2018


The main aim of the project is to generate a service concept for the Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain
Research, that facilitates the use of good quality brain research knowhow in service and product development in
SME's. This aim will be operationalised by enhancing the 'knowledge management' of brain research results and other
human oriented research results, and by bringing research infrastructure closer to the potential applied users and
application developers.

We will form three workpackages: 1. Producing material for communication and marketing purposes about the
research facilities of the centre 2. Developing a concrete service model to compile, review and refine brain- and human science knowledge, in selected field, custom made to different requests (training, product development, decision making). 3. To extend and utilize an existing operational model for facilitating brain research-product development interaction with SMEs, with low byrocracy and well-targeted groups. During the project, we will go through three pilot cases (companies), that are offered both the knowledge management and business workshop services.

The planned actions will be build to serve and extend the regionally strong focus areas that are also the strategic focuses of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research and the University of Jyväskylä. These include learning,
teaching and development, as well as sports, health and wellbeing. The project will create networks of experts, with
members from both research and application development. Moreover, the project will result in functional knowledge
management strategies and methods that strengthen the role of applicant organization and the region at national and
European level. We will also create a continuing platform for interaction between (brain)research and product
development, that enables identifying the experts and business driven research initiatives.

Principal Investigator

Primary responsible unit

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