A Critical View on Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Seminar 13.5.2019

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 13th of May 2019
Visitor and Innovation Center Joki, Turku (Lemminkäisenkatu 12B), Instructions for arriving to the venue

Register to the seminar

The seminar is intended for those interested in enhancing entrepreneurship in higher education – join us for an afternoon with examples of innovative ways of teaching and learning entrepreneurial skills and knowledge! In the seminar, the top finalists in the Intoa! Entrepreneurial Act of the Year competition at University of Turku will pitch their achievements. This is followed by a keynote session, where invited speakers introduce us to entrepreneurship education – Ken Singer from UC Berkeley will challenge us with inspiring thoughts on entrepreneurship as a second language, while Joonas Mikkilä from The Federation of Finnish Entrepreneurs will walk us through the development stages of entrepreneurship education, guiding us right into the future. These gentlemen will be accompanied by Research Director Ulla Hytti in a panel discussion, moderated by Ina Laakso, former chairperson of the Student Union at Åbo Akademi University.


Welcoming words

Award ceremony of the Intoa! Entrepreneurial Act of the Year Award at the University of Turku

Introduction to the award, Riitta Mustonen, Director of Development, University of Turku

Pitching by the finalists of the Intoa! competition:

Corporate Corner event
Teacher education for Namibian Students at the University of Turku Rauma campus
UGiS – University of Turku Graduate School Information System
The Department of Clinical Medicine / Johannes Savolainen (Aceman Pharma Oy)

Supporter of the award in 2018-2019, Jussi Hakala, CEO, Lieto Savings Bank

Enhancing Entrepreneurship at the University of Turku, Kalervo Väänänen, Rector, University of Turku

Presentation of the award to the winner, Kalle-Antti Suominen, Vice-Rector, University of Turku

Keynote presentations

Entrepreneurship as a second language, Ken Singer, UC Berkeley

Entrepreneurship Education 3.0. From the margins to the mainstream?, Joonas Mikkilä, The Federation of Finnish Entrepreneurs

Panel Discussion on Criticality in Enhancing Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

Panel participants: Ken Singer, UC Berkeley, Joonas Mikkilä, The Federation of Finnish Entrepreneurs, and Ulla Hytti, University of Turku

The panel discussion is moderated by Ina Laakso, Åbo Akademi University.

Cocktail/coffee and networking event will start at approximately 14.45.


The seminar is part of Entrepreneurship Days in Turku in 13-15 May 2019.

Entrepreneurship education highlights skills and abilities of students to create and seize opportunities. The higher education institutions in Turku are actively supporting the development of entrepreneurial skills among students, but the endeavor continues. We therefore invite you to our Entrepreneurship Days in Turku 13-15th May, to learn more about and experience entrepreneurship education in practice.

The Entrepreneurship Days comprise of

  • A Critical View on Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Seminar 13 May 2019, register here.
  • The Berkeley Way Workshops 13-14 May 2019, read more and register here.
  • Fireside Chat with Ken Singer 15 May 2019, read more and register here

Download the pdf-broschure here.

The Entrepreneurship Days 13-14 May are supported by Study in Turku, Turku Business Region and The Federation of Finnish Enterprises, and co-hosted by Åbo Akademi University and University of Turku.


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