EntrNORDTEK 2018 - Tampere University of Technology

EntrNORDTEK Conference 7.-8.11.2018

Innovation ecosystem as a part of entrepreneurship education and training: Industry-University-collaboration and Triple Helix 


Tampere University of Technology invites entrepreneurship educators, researchers and students from all Nordic and Baltic technical universities to Tampere, Finland for the annual Nordtek Entrepreneurship Conference. This year’s two-day conference is a great opportunity to meet colleagues and share ideas and experiences.

This year’s theme is Innovation ecosystem as a part of entrepreneurship education and training: we will discuss about Industry-University-collaboration and Triple Helix. Successful and sustainable entrepreneurship requires collaboration and co-innovation among diverse players who all can contribute, and integration of these multiple perspectives. This provides challenges but also future avenues for entrepreneurship education and research.

You will have the opportunity to hear speeches from professors all over Nordics, participate in interesting workshops, get to know Impact Canvas as a tool and visit interesting platforms and events in the university and Tampere area.

NORDTEK is a network of the Rectors and Deans of the Technical Universities in the five Nordic countries. Membership requires that you have to have a background in advanced engineering up to the Master’s level and PhD in a technical research field. The members represent 27 universities, more than 120,000 students, teachers and researchers.


Tuesday 6.11.

19 Informal meeting at hotel Torni lobby

Wednesday 7.11. 

12.00 – 13.00  Registration and lunch buffet at the TUT Language Center Kitchen  
  Welcome speech, Heli Harrikari
13.15 – 13 .30 Assoc. Prof. Leena Aarikka-Stenroos
  Overview & presentation of the theme and program at Kampusklubi
  Innovation platforms at TUT and Tampere: Kampusareena, Hiedanranta, Smart Tampere
13.30 – 13.50 Prof. of Entrepreneurship Urve Venesaar, Tallinn University of Technology
13.50 – 14.20

Emma Brink, manager and Johanna Envall Pregmark, PhD student and teacher, Corporate Entrepreneurship Track at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, Chalmers University of Technology

  Driving radical initiatives in established organizations: Corporate Entrepreneurship by students
14.20 – 14.50 Coffee
14.50 – 15.10

Industry Prof. Matti Sommarberg , Tampere University of Technology

15.10 – 15.30 Seppo Tikkanen, Doctoral School of Industry Innovations (Industry-Academia doctoral program) 

15.30 – 15.50

Timo Antikainen, City of Tampere
16.00 - 17.15 Workshop: Cross-disciplinary industry collaboration in teams with students, facilitated by Harri Länsipuro
17.15 – 18.30 TutLab and CiVit visit
18.30 Dinner and performance at Reaktori, Kampusareena
  Transport to the city center

Thursday 8.11. 

9-10.30  Excursions 
  Tribe Tampere - entrepreneur community
10.30-11 Transport to TUT
11 - 11.20 Jesper Vestergaard, University of Aalborg
11.20 - 11.40 Research project wall
11.40 - 13 Intro to Impact Canvas, Leena Köppä
  Thematic small workshop (45 min) & wrap-up (15 min)
13 –13.15  Closing the event, feedback
13.15  – 14.15  Lunch buffet 
14.15 Steering goup meeting


There might be slight changes in the schedule.


Practical information


Participation fees:

  • Early bird 100e (until 12.10.)
  • Regular 150e (after 5.10.)
  • PhD and Master students (outside TUT) 50e


The conference is open and free for TUT students to come and hear the speeches. If students from TUT want to join for lunch, dinner and bus tours, please pay for a student ticket. 

Registrations here before 26.10.:




Book your room from Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere with reduced price before 9.10.2018 with the code "Tampere university of Technology/Nordtek"

Sokos Hotels (Mon-Fri 8.00-20.00)

Tel. 0201234 600

Fax. 020 1234 647

Email sokos.hotels@sok.fi

Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere


In case you don't want to stay in Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere, you can see other options here: Hotels close to Sokos Hotel Torni.pdf


How to get to Tampere

See more about coming to Tampere here: How to get to Tampere.pdf


Have questions? Contact the organizers:


Updated by: Aino Siiroinen, 08.10.2018 10:27.
Keywords: science and research