Productizing APIs and Data for Ecosystems



Schedule and location

Schedule: 24.3.2021 at 9-16

Location: Osaango Academy


Registration is open until 19.3.2021.

Detailed Schedule

09:00 Welcome and introduction
09:15 Why APIs-as-products are the new black? - Amancio Bouza PhD, Speaker and Author at Blobr
10:00 What does the research say about API economy and API business models? - Marjukka Niinioja, Consultant, Lecturer, Speaker, Author at Osaango
10:30 API products and their role in the API economy - Mehdi Medjaoui, Director, Author, Lecturer, Consultant at APIsFirst
11:15 Playback and reflections
12:30 Data product concept development - Jarkko Moilanen PhD & Toni Luhti PhD Consultants at and Mindmote
13:15 Breakout discussions
13:45 Playback and reflections
14:00 BREAK
14:15 API data architecture in the digital age: An application to antitrust regulation of the Mobility as a Service Industry - Hendrik Wolff, Associate professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University
15:00 Breakout discussions
15:15 Final session - pulling it all together - and wrap-up
16:00 Day ends


Credit points & Assignment

Doctoral students participating in the seminar can obtain 1 credit point. This requires participating on all sessions and completing the assignment.

Students who want to receive a 1 ECTS credit, will need to complete a 5-page essay (max 3000 words) in English on topics related to the course. The topics of the essays should relate to the 4APIs project’s research themes , which are also the themes covered in the coursepresentations.

The essays will be done in groups of 2-4 people. The groups will be formed and the topics are chosen and explored during the group sessions (afternoon part of the program). 

All essays need to be returned by Apr 11, 2021.

Essays will go through an editorial process and collected into a Tampere university publication which will be publicly available. All essays need to meet the criteria for academic publication (plagiarism,references, style). Submitting your essay means you give permission to publish your essay as part of the publication. Editing and reviewing the essays will be handled by Osaango Oy.

Content matters and study credits:

Responsible teacher Marjukka Niinioja, M.Ed., Osaango Oy and professor Marko Seppänen, Tampere University.

Registration fee

This seminar is free-of-charge for member organization's staff and their PhD students and professionals from companies participating in 4APIs program

For others the participation fee is 400 €. The participation fee includes access to the event and the event materials.


Organized in co-operation with Tampere University 4APIs research program and The API Collective powered by Osaango Academy