Henkilöstökoulutus 2021-2022

Creating Entrepreneurial Projects with Impact! (2 ECTS)

Do you want to encourage your students’ entrepreneurial behaviour? Are you looking for opportunities to co-operate with external stakeholders (such as firms, public and third sector organisations) in your course in an impactful manner? This hands-on course provides you with ideas and guidance in developing your course to include entrepreneurial project run by your students with external stakeholders. Through that stakeholder engagement, your students will create valuable work-life contacts, learn to act entrepreneurially in different contexts and learn ways to create value for these stakeholders.

By the end of the course, you will have a preliminary course plan, which includes elements of entrepreneurial learning and behaviour as well as stakeholder co-operation. You have formed an understanding of the potential benefits that entrepreneurship education can bring to your course and to your discipline at large. You will be able identify entrepreneurship competences and make pedagogical decisions related to them, and have skills to make a course plan which utilises impactful, needs-based stakeholder projects.

To whom the course is appropriate

The course is targeted to teachers with different disciplinary backgrounds, who are interested in incorporating stakeholder co-operation, entrepreneurship education and project work into their course.


The course covers the following themes: Entrepreneurial teaching and learning; Entrepreneurship competences; Deconstructing entrepreneurial projects; Course planning; and Stakeholder collaboration.

The course is organised in Zoom, in co-operation with the University of Turku (UTU) and the Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT). The course will have participants from both universities.

The course includes 4 seminar days (12 hours) and independent work (42 hours) between the seminar days (readings; identifying and contacting stakeholders; preparing a preliminary course plan). Seminar days are:

• Nov 15, 2021, at 09:00 – 12:15, Entrepreneurial teaching and learning; Entrepreneurship competences
• Dec 10, 2021, at 09:00 – 11:30, Stakeholder co-operation and entrepreneurial projects
• Jan 21, 2022, at 09:00 – 10:30 or at 11:00 – 12:30, Facilitated workshop on course plans, Q & A session
• Feb 4, 2022, at 09:00–11:30, Final seminar with preliminary course plan presentations

Register for the course (by October 29, 2021) via UTU Staff Training Calendar.


Online (Zoom)


Dr. Kirsi Peura (UTU), (kirsi.peura@utu.fi), Satu Aaltonen (UTU), (satu.aaltonen@utu.fi) and Dr. Katja Lahikainen (LUT), (katja.lahikainen@lut.fi).

Working methods

Participants are awarded certificate of attendance issued by UTU.
At UTU, 2 ECTS can also be included in the university pedagogial studies (yPeda2: Oman opetustyön kehittäminen). In order to receive the certificate, attendance on all seminar days and completion of a preliminary course plan is mandatory.

For more information

Inquiries related to the course: kirsi.peura@utu.fi.