Aalto University
Entrepreneurial
education Summit

You are invited to envision the future of entrepreneurial education

Date: December 3rd-4th 2018
Place: Aalto Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5 C Espoo, Finland

About Entrepreneurial Education Summit

Aalto University is one of the leading European universities for entrepreneurial education. In the Entrepreneurial Education Summit, together with leading international experts, educators at Aalto 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 long, hands on, innovation and entrepreneurial 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 you to personally experience proven entrepreneurial teaching methods in the role of a student.  

How to cultivate entrepreneurship?

How to teach innovation?

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Featured Talks & Speakers

Kalle Airo

Program Manager,
Aalto Ventures Program

Susan Giesecke

Director of Global Engagement,
Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology,
UC Berkeley

Meri Kuikka

Teacher, Aalto Ventures Program

Elina Kähkönen

Program Director, Aaltonaut

Håkan Mitts

Teacher, Aalto Ventures Program

Ilja Riekki

Head of International Programs, Aalto Ventures Program

Sami Tuomi

Entrepreneurial Education Developer, Aalto Ventures Program 

Schedule

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 guided tour taking you to 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 of Aalto University Entrepreneurial 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 staff of following organizations

  • Aalto Ventures Program, entrepreneurship education provider in Aalto
  • Väre, 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

Lunch & Registration

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13:00 – 13:15

Welcome to Aalto University

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

Welcome words and a brief of the Summit program. Introduction to Aalto Ventures Program (AVP) and Aaltonaut.

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13:15 – 13:45

Entrepreneurial Capabilities for All Students

By Sami Tuomi,  Aalto Ventures Program

Entrepreneurial capabilities are essential in startups and small businesses but nowadays the same skills are highly appreciated also in large corporations. These capabilities can be learned as a natural part of the curriculum.

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13:45 – 15:30

Workshop: What Should Be Taught?

By Elina Kähkönen, Aaltonaut
Håkan Mitts, Aalto Ventures Program

The workshop will be based on a Entrepreneurial Education Game. In the 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

Workshop: What to Take Home

By Elina Kähkönen, Aaltonaut
Håkan Mitts, Aalto Ventures Program

Sharing the insights of all the participants.  

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16:00 – 17:00

Cultivating Entrepreneurial Skills & Attitude

By Susan Giesecke, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, UC Berkeley
Kalle Airo, Aalto Ventures Program
Moderated by Meri Kuikka, Aalto Ventures Program

Speakers from Aalto University and University of California Berkeley 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

Dinner, Drinks & Networking

 

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21:00 – Late

TBA

Optional: Slush Preparty

 

Please note that Slush preparty requires the Slush ticket. Slush tickets are not included in the Summit price. If you wish to join Slush, please get your ticket from www.slush.org/tickets

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

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.

Pizza lunch will be served during the workshop.

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16:00 – 17:00

Experience Debrief

By Elina Kähkönen, Program Director, Aaltonaut

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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Registration for E4T participants

Included:
Monday (program, lunch & dinner)
Tuesday (PD6 experience & lunch)
Wednesday (Slush ticket & reflection assignment)
Excluded:
Accommodation, transportation

Summit

180€

 Prices include VAT (24%)

Included: Day 1 program, lunch, dinner

Excluded: Transportation, accommodation, Slush tickets

Summit + PD 6

350€

 Prices include VAT (24%)

Included: Day 1 program, Day 2 PD 6 Experience 2 lunches, dinner

Excluded: Transportation, accommodation, Slush tickets