Aalto University Entrepreneurial Education Week 2019

9th – 12th December 2019, Aalto University Campus

You are invited to envision the future of entrepreneurial education.

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

Register now! 

  • Train the Trainers : Mon. – Tue. 9th-10th of December 2019  
  • Community day : Tue. 10th of December 2019
  • Entrepreneurial Education Summit: Wed. – Thu. 11th – 12th of December 2019
  • You can register either Train the Trainers or Summit, or both!

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 week 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. 

A two-day-long intensive workshop on entrepreneurship education. The session is based on experiential learning principles and is set up as a short entrepreneurial course. As a participant of the course, you will act in the role of a student and get a concrete, hands-on perspective of one way of teaching entrepreneurship. Suitable for those who would like to deep-dive into teaching entrepreneurship, and preliminary experience is preferred. 

The best way of understanding comprehensive perspective of entrepreneurial education at Aalto University. This two-day-long summit consists of keynotes, workshops, networking and much more. You will also have an opportunity to have an overview of Aalto University entrepreneurial ecosystem as a part of community day program. Suitable for those who would like to have a combination of workshops and keynotes to have an overview of Aalto entrepreneurial ecosystem and education. No pre-knowledge is required. 

At the end of the second day of the summit, there will be a series of workshops developed during YTYÄ – a nationwide higher education development project funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and coordinated by Aalto Ventures Program. The main goal of the project was to reach all bachelor students of the participating educational institutes and provide them with entrepreneurial skills and mindset. This was mainly done by integrating entrepreneurial content into other education in the form of different exercises and workshops. At the summit, you will have a chance to take part in some of these workshops developed by Åbo Akademi University, Hanken School of Economics and Tampere University together with Aalto Ventures Program. 

*YTYÄ stands for yrittäjyyden, yrittäjämäisen toiminnan ja työelämäosaamisen edistäminen.

Startup Circus is an event that brings together art and startups. It culminates in an explosion of art and business idea pitches on the second day of the summit after the program. You will experience the most colourful pitching event in town!

*Cancellation policy: Cancellation after November 13th Wednesday will subject to charge as 50% of ticket price. And cancellation is not available two weeks prior to the event (after November 22nd).

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 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


Tokyo Institute of Technology


University of Economics, Prague


University of Padova


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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