Ent­repre­neurs­hip and Inno­va­tions

Would you like to beco­me an ent­repre­neur? Do you alrea­dy have a busi­ness of your own? Kare­lia Ent­repre­neurs­hip Path helps you to com­bi­ne stu­dies with deve­lop­ment of your own busi­ness idea.

Kare­lia Ent­repre­neurs­hip Path

Below you will find ser­vices and stu­dy pos­si­bi­li­ties avai­lable for all stu­dents. They are cate­go­rized accor­ding to the dif­fe­rent pha­ses of the ent­repre­neurs­hip path:

  1. I need a busi­ness idea
  2. I have a busi­ness idea but I don’t know if it is rea­lis­tic
  3. I have a tes­ted busi­ness idea, but I haven’t star­ted a busi­ness yet
  4. I have a regis­te­red busi­ness

What is your path to ent­repre­neurs­hip? Con­tact your stu­dy coun­sel­lor and find out how you can com­bi­ne stu­dies with ent­repre­neurs­hip.

1. I need a busi­ness idea

Epic Chal­len­ge Joen­suu Stu­dies

Through Epic Chal­len­ge stu­dies you will learn a set of team-based pro­duct deve­lop­ment met­hods and tech­niques used at NASA. The stu­dies offer a great pos­si­bi­li­ty to find a busi­ness idea of your own.

Inno­va­tion Month® Stu­dies

In the Inno­va­tion Month® stu­dy modu­le you will deve­lop a busi­ness idea toget­her with your team.

2. I have a busi­ness idea but I don’t know if it is rea­lis­tic

Draft Pro­gram®

From the Draft Pro­gram you can get fun­ding for tes­ting and deve­lo­ping a busi­ness idea of your own. Applica­tion day is orga­nized 3 times a year. The appro­ved teams will recei­ve EUR 1000 deve­lop­ment fun­ding each.

Joen­suu Science Park Busi­ness Incu­ba­tor: Busi­ness idea assess­ment

Busi­ness idea assess­ment invol­ves exa­mi­na­tion of the busi­ness idea in gene­ral and its matu­ri­ty. Does the idea have busi­ness poten­tial?

3. I have a tes­ted busi­ness idea, but I haven’t star­ted a busi­ness yet

Joen­suu Science Park Busi­ness Incu­ba­tor: Pre-incu­ba­tor

A busi­ness plan based on desc­ri­bing the busi­ness model is drawn up for the busi­ness idea. The plan inclu­des a desc­rip­tion of the busi­ness and calcu­la­tions concer­ning the futu­re of the busi­ness. If the simu­la­tion indica­tes that the­re is poten­tial for pro­fi­table busi­ness, a com­pa­ny is establis­hed and acti­vi­ties move on to the incu­ba­tor pha­se.

4. I have a regis­te­red busi­ness

Joen­suu Science Park Busi­ness Incu­ba­tor: Incu­ba­tor pha­se

The com­pa­ny acti­vi­ties are sub­jec­ted to spar­ring, with assis­tance pro­vi­ded in mar­ke­ting, sales, cor­po­ra­te finances and financing, admi­ni­stra­tion and other prac­tical start-up mat­ters. Diver­se trai­ning gives ent­repre­neurs the skills nee­ded for success­ful busi­ness. The incu­ba­tor lays a strong foun­da­tion for deve­lo­ping and growing the busi­ness. The incu­ba­tor pha­se lasts 1–3 years.

Con­tact details

Heik­ki Immo­nen
Princi­pal Lec­tu­rer of Ent­repre­neurs­hip
heikki.immonen[at]karelia.fi
Tel. +358 50 310 9657

Stu­dents: Con­tact your stu­dy coun­sel­lor to recei­ve more infor­ma­tion about com­bi­ning stu­dies with ent­repre­neurs­hip!