Programme

The event is free of charge.

Wednesday, 1 June

19.00 – 20.00 Reception by the City of Helsinki
Bock House – The Old Town Hall
(Vanha Raatihuone)
Aleksanterinkatu 20, Helsinki
The reception is limited to 80 participants.

Thursday, 2 June

8.45 Registration

Moderator
Dr Minna Hiillos
Vice President & Business Programmes Director, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
9.30
Welcome words
Dr Teemu Kokko
President, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
9.40
Opening greetings from the organisers
Peter Baur
University Business Cooperation Team, European CommissionDr Leena Wahlfors
Executive Director, Universities Finland UNIFI
9.45
Keynote: “Human Economy”
Petri Rajaniemi
Founding Partner, Future Works
10.20 Coffee break
10.50
Keynote: “Creating Impactful Solutions Together – Helsinki Innovation Ecosystem”
Marja-Leena Rinkineva
Director of Economic Development, City of Helsinki
11.10
Panel discussion: “Creating a fertile ground for business”

12.15 Lunch
13.15
Breakout Sessions
Learn to create
Connect the dots
Build roots
Spread your wings
Rapporteur: Harri Lappalainen
Facilitator:
Dr Isabel Rohner
Rapporteur: Helena Acheson
Facilitator:
Dr Tanja Vesala-Varttala
Rapporteur: Ramojus Reimeris
Facilitator: John Edwards
Rapporteur: Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer
Facilitator:
Dr Sjoerd Gehrels
“Disruption as Innovation Competence”
Yves Rey

Vice-Rector Teaching

HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

“Using Student Curriculum to Design Better Trainee Experience”
Juho Toivola

Recruitment & HR Manager

Elisa

“Building Roots – Enriching Connections”
Dr Günter Clar

Science Ministry, Stuttgart, Germany

“Driving Change Through Communities”
Eva Fodgell

Head of Nordic Operations, Brand Team

Slush

“AB Seinäjoki – Boosting Bioeconomy!”
Ari Sivula

Project Manager

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

“Place to Be”
Kalle Ruuskanen

Senior Consultant & Partner

Flow Consulting Ltd

Petteri Masalin

VP R&D, Functional Products

Fiskars

“Hackaton – Profitable Way to Increase IoT in Small Companies”
Kristiina Ketomäki

CEO

Plastep Oy

“The 360° Case of Flanders!”
Marc Clerkx

Entrepreneur, Lecturer

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

“Cooperative for Developing the Industry Together – Case Mediapolis”
Minna Tiihonen

Head of Yle Mediapolis

YLE

Leena Mäkelä

Ph.D. & Principal Lecturer

Tampere University of Applied Sciences

 “Topic to be confirmed later”
Assoc. Prof. Katerina Pramatari

Athens Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Department of Management Science & Technology

Athens University of Economics & Business

“EUSKAMPUS – the Euroregional Campus”
Hélène Jacquet

Deputy Executive Director for Research, International, Innovation and Partnerships

University of Bordeaux

“Creating Business with Impact – Zambia”
Juha Soilu

Director of International Operations

Betonimestarit Group

Antti Iire

Head of Business & Administration

Savonia University of Applied Sciences

14.45 Coffee break
15.15 – 16.45
Breakout Sessions
Learn to create
Connect the dots
Build roots
Spread your wings
Rapporteur: Harri Lappalainen
Facilitator:
Dr Isabel Rohner
Rapporteur: Helena Acheson
Facilitator: Dr Tanja Vesala-Varttala
Rapporteur: Ramojus Reimeris
Facilitator:
John Edwards
Rapporteur: Andrea-Rosalinde Hofer
Facilitator:
Dr Sjoerd Gehrels
“Entrepreneurship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (ESTEME) Program”
Dr Olukemi Sawyerr

Ph.D., Director, Student Innovation Idea Lab & Professor, Management and Human Resources Department

California State Polytechnic University

“How to Build Societal Start-Up”
Mikko Salo

Team Leader

Fact Bar

Anne Leppäjärvi

Member of Factbar & Degree Programme Director of Journalism Education

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

“City of Helsinki as Accelerator for Innovation Ecosystems, Case Maria Start-Up Hub”
Santtu von Bruun

Head of Unit, Competitiveness and International Relations

City of Helsinki

“It’s About Growing Your People”
Mikko Jaatinen

Partner

Nordic Business Forum Oy

Multidisciplinary Innovation Generation, Model Fast Wow Effects Boosting SME Business
Dr Sakari Pieskä

Senior Research Scientist & Principal Lecturer

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Ossi Tuusvuori

Senior Advisor

Lingsoft Inc.

“Innovation Business Talents”
Drs Paul Ganzeboom

Dean, School of Marketing Management & Leading Dean of the Entrepreneurship Centre of Applied Research & Innovation

Hanze University Groningen, University of Applied Sciences

 
“The Story of AtoBe Accelerator and MadeInJLM Community”
Michael Mizrahi

Director of AtoBe Startup Accelerator

Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem

It’s all about the impact: Creating value through entrepreneurship education”
Dr Richard Tunstall

Partnerships Director for ‘with Enterprise’ Programmes and University Enterprise and Innovation Discovery Theme Leader

University of Leeds

“FINCODA – Creating Joint Understanding on Competences That Really Matter in Businesses”
Marja Salenius-Ranki

Senior Vice President & Human Resources

Elomatic

Dr Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen

Dean

Turku University of Applied Sciences

“Improving the Relationship between Industry & Universities”
Mark Thompson

Co-Founder & Managing Director

AceOn Group

 
Adhocracy Now: Rise of Co-Working and Knowledge Workers – What Does It Mean For Universities?”
Toni Pienonen

Expert & Partner

Business Arena Oy

Mikko Markkanen

CEO & Co-Founder

Business Arena Oy

“Managing a Community Beats Managing a Unit”
Tommo Koivusalo

Manager, StartUp School

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Karim Ali

Founder & CEO

Bobonto

18.30 Dinner
Arrival at Sea Harbour for a boat ride to Restaurant Saari at 18.30. The dinner begins at 19.00.

The transportation from the island to the mainland is available during all evening. The last boat leaves when the dinner ends at 23.00.

The dinner is limited to 200 participants.

Friday, June 3

8.30 Registration

Moderator
Dr Jatta Jussila-Suokas
Director of Innovation, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
9.00
Opening of the second day
Teemu Kokko
President, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Wrapping up the Breakout sessions

Learn to create, Connect the dots, Build roots & Spread your wings
9.40
Keynote: “THE DIGITAL TURN – New Competences, Learning and Education for a Smart Europe”
Markku Markkula
President, European Committee of the Regions
10.00 Coffee break
10.30
Keynote: “My Path to Start-Up Success”
Evon Söderlund
Founder & CEO, Huone Events Hotel
10.50
Panel discussion: “International Talent – Business Potential”

11.55
Wrap-Up and Closing
12.15 Lunch
Official End of the University Business Forum
14.00
Workshop: “HEInnovate – Self-Assement Tool and Methodology”
Facilitator:
Elena RuskovaaraThis hands-on session for self-assessment addresses higher education institutions interested in:

  • measuring their performance as innovative institutions
  • nurturing synergies between teaching, research, knowledge exchange and their societal engagement
  • developing their organisational, international, entrepreneurial capabilities and
  • initiating a (internal) dialogue about future priorities.

The free online tool can be accessed at www.heinnovate.eu. All participants should bring a laptop or portable device with internet connection.

14.00 → Social Programme

14.00-18.00
Experience the World Heritage site Suomenlinna

14.30 – 17.30
See the most known churches of Helsinki

16.00 – 18.00
Discover the Helsinki city centre by foot