Creating Well-being In Daily Life Through Inclusive RDI

Creating Well-being In Daily Life Through Inclusive RDI (Hytke-project in Finnish) project’s purpose is to build participatory research, development and innovation activities for Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and to be utilized in networks. The goal is sustainable well-being in people’s daily lives by utilizing technology.

The project will be implemented in 2021-2023 with profiling funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture for Metropolia’s RDI activities.

Main steps of the project

Framework for participatory research, development & innovation work

  • Definition, practices and tools
  • Identifying practices and tools in Metropolia
  • Literature
  • Co-development
  • Peer assessment
  • Time: Autumn 2021–spring 2022
  • Output: Publications

Framework for assessment

  • Defining subjects of assessment, co-development and validation of methods
  • Time: Spring 2022–Autumn 2022
  • Output: Publications

Daily life digi lab

  • Participatory R&D&I work in people’s daily lives by utilizing technology
  • Time: Spring 2022–spring 2023
  • Output: Digital platform and tools


  • Time: Autumn 2022–autumn 2023
  • Output: Report and publications of pilots

Steering group

The project’s steering group consists of Metropolia’s long-standing partners and leading experts in the area of participatory RDI and open innovation. The organizations represent a variety of sectors and geographical areas from the Helsinki metropolitan area to the European R&I environment. Synergies between the organizations around inclusive RDI offer a rich ground for learning together, deepening existing collaboration and fostering new openings.

Steering group members

  • Jaana Erkkilä-Hill, Vice Rector, University of the Arts, Helsinki.
  • Madeleine Gabriel, Mission Director, Nesta (UK).
  • Sanna Harman, Business Development Advisor, Healthcare & Wellbeing, City of Helsinki.
  • Tuija Hirvikoski, Director in Laurea UAS, representative of the European Network of Living Labs ENoLL.
  • Henna Hyytiä, Senior Advisor, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.

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