Keyword: Entrepreneurial University
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.
Yoop.fi 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 (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.
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.
Eduten Ltd exports learning analytics developed in the University of Turku all over the world. The Eduten Playground cloud service is based on the ViLLE software and already used in 32 countries with the number of users increasing continuously.
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.
Connect to co-create!
In the autumn 2018, The University of Turku organised an open online brainstorming for the University community and external stakeholders in order to develop the Entrepreneurial University for the future. The respondents saw the future Entrepreneurial University first and foremost as an actor building and encouraging collaboration.