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Virtual event 14.10.2021

Talent Helsinki networking event for companies and universities

Time: 1-4pm

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Niina Virtanen
Business Coordinator, Talent Helsinki project
City of Helsinki
niina.virtanen (at)

Talent Helsinki – Creating Networks and Collaborations

Has your company considered cooperation with a university or university of applied sciences, but you're not sure where to begin? Do you have English job, internship or project opportunities to which you could consider hiring international students?

Talent Helsinki event brings together companies and higher education institutions to find opportunities for cooperation. The goal of the event is to advance cooperation between English degree programs and companies in the capital region, in order to help international students to find more work life contacts and job opportunities. University-company collaboration can mean e.g. project courses, thesis cooperation or offering internship placements.

The event will present models of existing university-company collaboration. In addition, companies will have a chance to network and discuss about possible cooperation opportunities with university representatives in virtual 1:1 meetings.

What: Networking event for companies and higher education institutions in the Helsinki region
When: Thursday 14 October at 13:00 – 16:00
Where: Deal Room event platform; registration will open during September
For whom: Companies that want to reach out to international students or map out opportunities for university cooperation, and Staff members of universities and universities of applied sciences (e.g. representatives of English degree programs / corporate partnerships)


13:00 - 14:15 Case examples of university-company collaboration
13:00 Welcoming words by Talent Helsinki project
13:05 Aalto University
Design Factory - Co-creating opportunities for mutual learning (Tua Björklund, Professor of Practice)
IDBM - Company collaboration at challenge-based business courses (Laura Kitinoja, Project Manager)
13:25 University of Helsinki
HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme - Mentoring for international master's students (Anna Storgårds, Career Counsellor)
13:40 Hanken School of Economics
Business Consulting course - Practical project work with companies (Tom Lahti, Associate Professor)
13:55 Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
JobTeaser platform - Reach students for your company's needs (Jukka Väyrynen, Relationship Manager)

14:20 - 16:00 Networking / pre-booked 1:1 meetings
This time is allocated to 1:1 meetings that you can book beforehand or during the event. This is your chance to make new connections and find out what kind of cooperation could be suitable for your organization. There will be time for 5 meetings / person (one meeting is scheduled to last 20 minutes).