Entrepreneurial Hub Konttori is the home of entrepreneurship at the University of Turku, where research-oriented ideas and innovations can flourish through collaboration and creativity.
At the Entrepreneurial Hub Konttori entrepreneurial orientation of the university community is promoted and research-oriented ideas are developed into business activities. Konttori, located at Hämeenkatu 9, serves as a meeting place and a coworking space primarily for members and teams of the university community working on their own business ideas and establishing new companies.
Since cooperation is the key to success, Konttori also offers already operating companies and more experienced entrepreneurs, investors and business financiers as well as other parties interested in university entrepreneurship the opportunity to cooperate and interact with students, researchers and other members of university personnel.
Participating in activities at Konttori can offer a company or organization, for example, new perspectives and inventive solutions for developing its own operations. In addition, Konttori is an environment where it is possible to find fresh contacts with the experts of the future.
Entrepreneurial Hub Konttori is developed as an exciting and active community that connects companies and university students and offers opportunities for learning, developing business skills, networking and sharing ideas and experiences. In addition to working, at Konttori the members of the university community can meet other people interested in entrepreneurship and get support and inspiration from experienced experts in various projects or small-scale events.
The University of Turku wants to offer its' students and other members of the community opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial thinking and to promote the entrepreneurial orientation of academic studies and the commercialization of research. Help for the initial stages of university entrepreneurship is offered through sparring, mentoring, and concrete advice and guidance provided by the university's business advisor working at Konttori.