StartUp School in research projects


StartUp School is involved in many research and development projects. We believe in life-long learning. Participation to research and development projects ensures that we have the most cutting-edge knowledge from the field of entrepreneurship, and startups in general. Also, our research projects are one way to make sure that our service offering for the students is up-to-date and meaningful. Research and development projects are also one way to grow our international partner network.

We have participated research and development programs such as Erasmus Knowledge Alliance, Erasmus +, and Interreg Europe.

If you are interested in collaboration with Startup School in research and development projects, please contact our collaboration manager Timo-Pekka Uotila.


Here is short info on the projects we are participating at the moment:


StartUp Hub

StartUp Hub is supporting a community of entrepreneurial minded students from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences & Helsinki Business College. By creating a sustainable model, the community can keep on contributing to the social capital of future entrepreneurs for years to come. The initiative is funded with a grant from Helsinki Chamber of Commerce.

10 days 100 challenges

10 days 100 Challenges is a unique 10 days open innovation program where you learn new work-life skills and solve challenges together with leading innovative companies, professional experts and inspiring coaches. 2-weeks program is open for everyone who wants to earn credits for their curriculum, find meaningful activity for the summer or is looking to connect with talented individuals and build professional networks.


Multicultural encounters, growth, entrepreneurship
The project’s main objective is to increase the number of growth companies established by international professionals by offering a service package for the validation of a business idea, launching business operations, and business succession situations. The project partners include Aalto University, Helsinki Business College and The Shortcut. The project receives ERDF funding from Uusimaa Regional Council.

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange program which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other participating countries.

Erasmus nuorille yrittäjille suomeksi

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs – European commission


Networking for Entrepreneurship is a research program which connects students, lecturers, and professionals from different sectors of work-life. The aim of the project is to develop a study module which enhances students’ entrepreneurial competence. The module includes development of lecturers’ mentoring skills and integration of the practitioners perspectives to the studies.


Toteemi researches and develops practical models to combine work and higher education studies.
In StartUp School we develop Work & Study for Entrepreneurs -model as a part of Haaga-Helia’s Work & Study concept. Read more…


“Project SMARTUP is the result of a cooperation effort between higher education institutions, companies, the European Crowdfunding Network and business foundations from 9 EU countries and Stanford University.
The aim of the project is to develop innovative Startup Master & Advanced Reflective Tools through cooperation, based on the idea that students need entrepreneurial competences to succeed: both hard (about management and innovation) and soft and transversal (incl. those for self-awareness and resilience).”

Opettajien yrittäjyysmittaristo

During this project, a tool for measuring entrepreneurial orientation of the teachers will be developed and tested. The project is a joint project with several universities of applied sciences in Finland. 


The concept of Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE), where established companies team up with creative entrepreneurs, forms the basis of the project. In bringing together different actors to formulate new thinking, the CORSHIP-project aims to turn the challenges of disruptive innovations and digitalization into opportunities. 

Core results of the project are a MicroCredential world-wide pilot on CE, a MOOC and a unique CE toolbox to facilitate the collaboration.