PROGRAM

The program includes five face-to-face teaching sessions, during which the students work in multidisciplinary teams. Working days in Lahti: Oct 10, Oct 31, Nov 14, Nov 28 and Dec 12.

KICKSTART: Program launch

The program will kick off with a joint Kick Start event, during which the students chosen for the program get to know the local companies and how they operate. During the event, the students become familiar with the companies’ challenges and learn about their backgrounds.

Themes: Company presentations, Innovation challenges

Time: Wednesday 10 October 2018, 10 am–4 pm
Location: Aalto Auditorium, Niemenkatu 73, 15140 Lahti

WORKSHOP: Idea Generation

The second face-to-face session introduces the students to the world of team building, ideation and innovation, and teaches them to see potential business ideas all around us. The students will form groups with their teams and begin working on the companies’ challenges.

Themes: Ideation, Team building, Innovation, Business opportunities, Cases from the companies

Time: Wednesday 31 October 2018, 10 am–4 pm
Location: Aalto Auditorium, Niemenkatu 73, 15140 Lahti

IDEA PITCH COMPETITION

In the third meeting, the student teams will present the business ideas they created during the previous session and receive feedback from representatives of the companies involved.

Themes: Pitching, Teams’ presentations, Feedback from the companies

Time: Wednesday 14 November 2018, 10 am–4 pm
Location: Aalto Auditorium, Niemenkatu 73, 15140 Lahti

WORKSHOP: CONCEPT DEVELOPING

The students familiarize themselves with business development methods and delve into customer experiences and producing additional value.

Themes: Customer needs, Competition situation, Business model developing

Time: Wednesday 28 November 2018, 10 am–4 pm
Location: Aalto Auditorium, Niemenkatu 73, 15140 Lahti

BEST BUSINESS CONCEPT COMPETITION

The program culminates in the Best Business Concept competition, from which the top companies select the best ideas for further co-operation. The event is topped off with an evening of socializing.

Time: Wednesday 12 December 2018, 10 am–4 pm
Location: Aalto Auditorium, Niemenkatu 73, 15140 Lahti

We reserve the right to chances.