Project Manager, Areal Research and Development - ARD
Project Manager, Areal Research and Development - ARD
M.Soc.Sc (sociology) / PhD (entrepreneurship)


+358 29 450 5002
+358 50 546 4945
Joukahaisenkatu 3-5

Areas of expertise

entrepreneurial university
academic entrepreneurship
paths to entrepreneurship
university development
qualitative research
narrative research


Kaisu works as expert in Brahea Centre at the University of Turku. She has been involved with the development, promotion, support, encouragement and teaching of academic entrepreneurship and innovation activities. She is also a seasoned entrepreneurship lecturer and teacher trainer in entrepreneurship education. In addition, Kaisu has extensive experience in developing and managing various national and international development projects in entrepreneurship.


Kaisu is responsible for IBC studies, which is a 25-credit study module especially for students of the Faculty of Technology, but also of other disciplines at the University of Turku. Kaisu is also responsible for an entrepreneurship and innovation minor, which is linked to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) consortium.

Kaisu's teaching portfolio includes e.g. entrepreneurship, SME management, pitching and entrepreneurship education. Her entrepreneurship basics courses have also been offered to life scientists. In addition to these, she occasionally teaches in the framework of various national and international development projects, e.g. entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education. In addition, she works as a teacher and coach at the Entrepreneurship Academy of the international EC2U university network, which organizes week-long entrepreneurship camps for students.


Kaisu's research interests include entrepreneurial university, academic entrepreneurship and becoming an entrepreneur. Kaisu has participated in numerous international conferences and presented her work there, she has acted as a peer reviewer as published her work in academic publications. Kaisu has received recognition for her research. As an example, in 2019, she was awarded the Best research proposal award at the RENT (Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business) research conference.


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