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Entrepreneurs in Residence Programme at Turku School of Economics Wins Intoa! Entrepreneurial Act of the Year award 2020–2021


The winner of the Intoa! Entrepreneurial Act of the Year award for the academic year 2020–2021 was announced at this spring’s Entrepreneurship Day in collaboration with LähiTapiola Varsinais-Suomi. The winner is the Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) Programme at Turku School of Economics. The award was handed out for the first time in 2016. Together with external partners, the University of Turku has supported entrepreneurial acts with almost a quarter of a million with the Entrepreneurial Act of the Year competition.

University of Turku as a case study in Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation on the HEInnovate portal


A case study of the University of Turku has been published on the HEInnovate portal for higher education institutions maintained by the OECD and the European Commission.  The case focuses on how the University enhances entrepreneurial attitude, behavior, and culture throughout the entire institution and beyond with the help of digitalisation.

Turning Entrepreneurship Competence into Credits – New Web Tool for Higher Education Students and Teachers

15.12.2020 is a new web tool that aims to support students in taking advantage of the entrepreneurship competence acquired outside formal education and integrate it into their degrees. The web tool has been developed in co-operation between Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences in a national higher education development project coordinated by the University of Turku.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) is a programme that involves entrepreneurs in the activities of Turku School of Economics in variety of ways. The objective of the EiR programme is to increase the participation and presence of active entrepreneurs in the school. The unique programme started in autumn 2020 and no similar cooperation programme between entrepreneurs and a university exists in Finland.

Academic Leaders Have General Benevolence to Entrepreneurship at Universities – Lack 0f Common Discussion and Multiple Views Perceived as Challenge


A research conducted by the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Turku reveals that the academic leaders of Finnish universities have a favourable attitude towards promoting entrepreneurship in universities as part of the social impact of universities. Notably, the universities are searching for direction in this field. On the other hand, lack of multiple views and common discussion is perceived as a challenge.

Corporate Corner Collaboration Concept

Corporate Corner promotes academia-to-business collaboration and co-creation. We help academic and industrial researchers to create new ideas and products and solve existing problems within research and development. Corporate corner brings partners together to discuss, develop and co-invent within various fields of science. Through shared ideas and know-how, resources and infrastructures, Corporate Corner fuels new opportunities and supports societal well-being and economic growth.  

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