• Introduction to API Economy

    Get ready for your next career move! This free, academic online course is provided by KONE & Tampere University and has been created by Osaango.

    Why KONE thinks API Economy is important?

    Smart buildings need APIs and ecosystems

    In the video, Olli Kilpeläinen from KONE introduces how the company uses APIs as part of products and services and why it is important to the whole smart buildings and "people flow" ecosystem.

    KONE provides innovative and eco-efficient solutions for elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and the systems that integrate them with today's intelligent buildings. We support our customers every step of the way: from design, manufacturing and installation to maintenance and modernization. KONE is a global leader in managing the smooth flow of people and goods throughout buildings. This makes us a reliable partner throughout the life cycle of buildings.

    KONE has made it possible to offer this course in additional languages: Chinese and German!

    Introduction to API Economy

    API 经济导论

    Einführung in die API-Wirtschaft

  • This introductory course is suitable for Master's level studies at universities

    This course is not "Master's course for API Economy" but a university Master's level course. So this course is meant for people who have not encountered API Economy as a business model before, even if they had some knowledge of APIs as technology. If you are looking for a deep-dive of API Economy, contact us. If just an introduction is ok, continue reading about this course.

    Our students

    After taking this course you will be able to think about API and Platform Economies as possibilities for your or your customers' business models.


    Our students say that the course has changed how they think and work:

    • They are now better at providing service to their customers,
    • They have tons of new ideas related to their ongoing projects and 
    • Their thinking about APIs (as just a technical thing) has been transformed.

    Sharing knowledge is important for your learning

    Students also share information about APIs they have come across or used, so this is a great way to get more familiar with the APIs out there.

  • How do I get my course credit for Introduction to API Economy?

    Yes, you see correctly! You can apply for 1 ECTS credit after completing this course. Detailed instructions can be found on the course page.

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