Aalto University Entrepreneurial Education Summit

11th – 12th December 2019

You are invited to envision the future of entrepreneurial education.

Learn Aalto’s way of teaching entrepreneurship and make your own courses stand out!

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  • Community day (voluntary) : 10th of December 2019
  • Summit: 11th – 12th of December 2019
  • Location: Aalto University campus, Espoo, Finland

All university graduates need entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial thinking in their future careers. The competitive landscape out there is getting fiercer. It is obvious that many of our students will have to face the challenge of participating in projects where new businesses are being created and new products and services are developed. This requires a new set of skills. 

Together with leading international experts, educators at Aalto University share their experiences in developing and delivering courses that help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and related skills. Participants will take part in workshops as both teachers and learners, get ideas and inspiration for their courses and learn how to integrate entrepreneurial education into the rest of the curriculum to act as change agents in their own organisations. 

This two-day-long summit is targeting educators who want to integrate entrepreneurial skills into their existing courses, University entrepreneurship program coordinators and anyone who wants to see how entrepreneurship is taught at Aalto University. Participants will have an opportunity to have an overview of Aalto University entrepreneurial ecosystem as a part of pre-event.  

Program and participation fee will be updated soon. Stay tuned for updates!

Entrepreneurial skills are something that all engineering students should have.”

Annukka Santasalo-ArnioAssistant Professor, Aalto University School of Engineering 

Entrepreneurial Education Summit 2018 in action

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“The ‘From an idea to a happy customer’ approach of the entrepreneurial education game was satisfying and identifying the skills, knowledge, attitudes needed very useful.”

Summit 2018 participant

“Working in teams with people from other universities was great!”


Summit 2018 participant

“Being able to take the role of a student and see a product development course from the other side was a great experience.”

Summit 2018 participant

"Finland is top 4 in GDP spent on R&D"

– UNESCO Institute for Statistics

"Finland is the happiest country in the World"

– United Nations SDSN, World Happiness Report 2018

The Innovation University

Aalto University is multidisciplinary innovation university, born from a merger of technical, design and art and business universities in Helsinki. The purpose for Aalto’s existence is to create innovation by bringing business and art together with science and technology.


Innovation and ideas are not valuable by themselves. The execution of an idea is the value created. No matter who you are, where you work and what is your discipline, entrepreneurial skills are needed to pursue idea.

Hands on

Entrepreneurial skills cannot be learned just in a class room. In Aalto Ventures Program, students learn by executing things in practice. Making cold calls, interviewing consumers at the streets, conducting user studies, meeting potential B2B customers, pitching ideas to real investors. For hands on learning, Aalto has optimal environment in Helsinki’s startup ecosystem.

The Ecosystem

Helsinki has the most locally connected startup ecosystem in the World. Meaning new entrepreneurs know on the day 0 more investors and other CEOs than anywhere else in the World. Local connectedness is the cornerstone of our ecosystem where the barrier for help from anyone in any organization and in any position is low and generally people are ready to provide their help.




Previous Attendees

2018 Entrepreneurial Education Summit 


Aalto CHEM


Aalto University


Brunel University London


Embassy of Finland in South Africa


Ewha Womans Universuty




Instituto Superior Técnico/IST/Tecnico Lisboa


IST Técnico Lisboa


Jyvaskyla University School of Business & Economics


Kainuun ammattiopisto, YES Kainuu


KU Leuven




Onnivation Ltd


Osaka University


Politecnico di Torino, Department of Management and Production Engineering (DIGEP)


Tokyo Institute of Technology


University of Economics, Prague


University of Padova, Italy


VIVISTOP Telliskivi (Startup Estonia)


Åbo Akademi University


2017 Cluster

EPFL – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland


Grenoble INP – Grenoble Institute of Technology, France


IST – Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal


KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


KU Leuven – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium


Polito – Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy


TCD – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

TU Darmstadt – Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany


TU/e –  Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


UCL – Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium


UPC – BarcelonaTECH, Spain




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