Aalto University Entrepreneurship education Summit

You`re invited to envision the future of entrepreneurship education

December 3rd-4th 2018, Helsinki, Finland

About Entrepreneurship Summit

Aalto University is one of the leading European universities for entrepreneurial education. In the Entrepreneurship Summit, teachers at Aalto together with leading international experts, share their experiences in developing and delivering courses that help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and learn entrepreneurial skills.  

The Summit is a two-day, hands on, entrepreneurship and innovation education experience. The event is targeted at university teachers, program coordinators and other education staff actively involved with planning and delivering entrepreneurial education. During the event, participants will be inspired, get ideas for their courses, and learn how to integrate entrepreneurial education with the rest of the curriculum.  

During the first day, you will explore entrepreneurship and the diverse skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to create new business. These insights are then used to define effective learning outcomes for entrepreneurial education. During the second day, you will be immersed into a 6-hour entrepreneurial course developed at the Aalto university. This will allow to to personally experience proven entrepreneurial teaching methods in the role of a student.  

How to cultivate entrepreneurship?

How to teach innovation?

Build Global networks

Featured Talks & Speakers

Speakers will be announced here as confirmed.

Ilja Riekki

Head of International Programs, Aalto Ventures Program

Elina Kähkönen

Program Director, Aaltonaut, Design Factory

Håkan Mitts

Teacher, Aalto Ventures Program

Schedule

Program and descriptions will be updated.

Day 1 – Monday December 3rd 2018

Day 1 is an intensive day of presentations and workshops which explore the goals for entrepreneurial education. In the morning there is a guiden tour taking you an a walk through the Aalto University campus to visit and explore the various Aalto entrepreneurial ecosystem players. 

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10:00 – 11:40

 

Optional: Tour at Aalto University ecosystem

By multiple speakers and hosts

Introductions and visits to organizations that make up Aalto's startup and innovation ecosystem.
Tour to Aalto’s ecosystem includes visits and meetings with the staffs of following organizations

  • Aalto Ventures Program, entrepreneurship education provider in Aalto
  • Väre, hear of Design & Arts Education (walk through)
  • Harald Herlin Learning Center
  • A Grid, Stable of 100+ startups
  • Dipoli, main building of Aalto (walk through)
  • Startup Sauna / Design Factory

Tour will be a walking tour and the weather might be, umm, “slushy”. Please wear warm clothes, comfortable and waterproof shoes and pack an umbrella with you.

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12:00 – 13:00

 
Design Factory

Betonimiehenkuja 5 C Espoo, Finland

Lunch & Registration

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13:00 – 13:15

 
Design Factory

Welcome to Aalto University

By Ilja Riekki, Head of International Programs, Aalto Ventures Program

One or two line long description of the program that states the theme of the talk or activity.
Why are we here? What is Aalto University existing for? What are Aalto Ventures Program (AVP) and Aaltonaut programs about?
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13:15 – 13:45

 
Design Factory

Entrepreneurial mindset

By TBA (Guest speaker)

Why are we teaching entrepreneurship? Why entrepreneurship should be taught?
More specific themes and description will be made available when provided by the speaker.
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13:45 – 15:30

 
Design Factory

Entrepreneurial education game – what should be taught?

By Håkan Mitts, Aalto Ventures Program

In the entrepreneurial game you will first explore creating new businesses in an interactive and fun way. You will then identify skills, knowledge and attitudes needed at each stage of the process. These insights help you plan and implement effective entrepreneurial programs and courses.
 
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15:30 – 16:00

 
Design Factory

What to take home

By Elina Kähkönen, Aaltonaut
Håkan Mitts, Aalto Ventures Program

Sharing the insights of all the participants.  
More specific themes and description will be made available when provided by the speaker.
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16:00 – 17:00

 
Design Factory

Cultivating entrepreneurial skills & attitude

By TBA Guest speaker
Kalle Airo, Aalto Ventures Program

Speakers from Aalto University and a western university discuss differences in their approach in cultivating entrepreneurial skills and attitude in students.
More specific themes and description will be made available when provided by the speaker.
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17:00 – 19:00

 
Design Factory

Dinner, drinks & networking

 

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21:00 – Late

 
TBA

Optional, ticket included: Slush preparty

 

Day 2 – Tuesday December 4th

Day 2 you can try out the role of a student in an entrepreneurial course. Experience what it is like to work with a team on an entrepreneurial assignment and get ideas and inspiration for how you can introduce entrepreneurial education into your courses or programs.

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9:00 – 15:30

 

PD6 Experience

By Elina Kähkönen, Program Director, Aaltonaut, Design Factory

6-hour entrepreneurial course developed at the Aalto university. This will allow to to personally experience proven entrepreneurial teaching methods in the role of a student.
Product development in 6 hours! Teams and sponsors come together to work together on the project for 6 continuous hours.

Product Development Project (PdP) course is primarily aimed at students of design, business, engineering, and whoever else is interested in new products development.

The course follows a problem based learning (PBL) methodology. The challenges are given and sponsored by industry partners, who are searching for innovative cooperation with the next generation of product developers. At the start, a lot of attention is directed to the forming of highly motivated interdisciplinary teams. A project typically includes phases of understanding the challenge, planning, research, concepts generation, prototyping and testing. The project concludes with the Product Design Gala where the teams present their final functional prototypes of a tangible product or service solution for their industry challenge.

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16:00 – 17:00

 

Experience debrief

By Elina Kähkönen, Program Director, Aaltonaut, Design Factory

Open discussion of the PD6 experience. What are the take-aways for your course or program. What can you use and apply in your own teaching?

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