FOR COMPANIES

WHAT DOES LAHTI VENTURE PROGRAM OFFER COMPANIES?

Lahti Venture Program is based on an idea of growth, development and renewal. We want to help the companies in our area to renew and develop their operations through innovative solutions, using the latest and most up-to-date skills of students.

Lahti Venture Program harnesses the ideas from the students to benefit the companies in the area by finding solutions for business-related challenges. The companies offer the students a development or business challenge for which the students create a solution concept.

During the program course, students are sparred and coached both by the staff of the universities and the experts of Lahti Region Development. People will collaborate across organisational borders, using the strengths of the area’s ecosystem. Students can develop their knowledge and skills in various business areas and get to know complex themes, from formulating a business idea to surveying customer needs and commercializing the idea.

For companies, Lahti Venture Program is an excellent opportunity to meet skilled people in the area – perhaps even find the next talent for your company. In Lahti Venture Program, you can observe the students’ work closely and define how much information they will receive about your company.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

  • Prepare and specify your challenge for students to solve.
  • Name the contact person from your company.
  • Mark the calendar for the face-to-face -sessions (coming soon).
  • Click to see the previous years challenges.
  • For more information, please contact: Päivi Leppänen tel. +358 (0)50 568 7446, paivi.leppanen@ladec.fi.

In 2018 face-to-face -dates were:

  • 10 October at 10 am–4 pm
  • 14 November at 10 am–4 pm
  • 12 December at 10 am–4 pm. Closing meeting. The representative of the company will participate in the jury.
  • Company visit for the students during the November.