Category: International Event

Finnish Delegation at IDB Event: Collaborative Efforts for Education Reform in Latin America and the Caribbean

In the picturesque setting of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from 6 to 10 March 2024, the Barceló Bávaro Convention Center played host to a significant gathering of minds focused on education reform in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Among the delegates were Sanna Ruhalahti and Virpi Heinonen from Tampere University of Appled Sciences (TAMK), representing Finland alongside a delegation comprising authorities, companies, and education sector participants. Their presence marked Finland's commitment to collaborating with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and its affiliates to address pressing challenges in education across the region.

Presenting Finnish education excellency in India: TAMK in Didac 2023

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) participated in DIDAC 2023 exhibition in India together with Education Finland delegation in mid-October 2023. Didac 2023 is Indian’s only and Asia’s largest exhibition in education and skills. Along with another nine organizations from Finland, TAMK has presented in the exhibition and promoted our educational services to Indian market.

ITMA Exhibition - showcasing the latest textile innovations and technologies

Three Textile and Material team staff members participated in the international textile and garment technology exhibition, ITMA, in Milan, Italy on 8.-11.6.2023. Marja Rissanen, Senior Lecturer, was interested in sustainable textile materials and manufacturing methods. Minna Varheenmaa, Project Engineer, was more focused on smart textiles and innovations, and Maria Änkö, Laboratory Engineer, was interested in testing devices.

How can we turn applied sciences into innovations?

The question above was posed at the conference Applied Sciences as drivers for regional innovation ecosystems in Africa, organized by German Academic Exchange Service DAAD in Brussels. TAMK participated the conference to find synergies and to share knowledge. To sum up, quite many of the practices discussed in the conference can be utilized also for regional innovation ecosystems elsewhere than in Africa; feel free to grasp ideas!

Partnering for life – but who are the ones?

Bonding with partners takes a lot of effort, no matter if we are in an analog or digital world. For organisations such as universities of applied sciences, networking with local, regional, national and global settings has always been a natural task. The local and global competition for talents and resources gets harsher while at the same time expectations for effectiveness and pace for impact creation grows.

Research and innovation infrastructures support knowledge valorisation for SMEs

University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN), where TAMK is an organisational member, offers a great platform to share good practices, exchange views and debate on forward-looking topics on university-industry collaboration. One of the themes discussed among the more than 400 participants in the annual UIIN Conference 2023 in Budapest concentrated on knowledge valorisation. Building the bridge between academia and business should be facilitated to achieve more effective and efficient value creation of research results.

The beauty of human interaction in offsite and off-line surroundings - and how it enables learning

In May 2023 HUBS Sustainable Entrepreneurship team took part in Entrepreneurship Experience, a Blended Intensive Program (BIP), created in collaboration with Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart and Amsterdam UAS. Entrepreneurship Coach Kaisa Kokko and ten students with multidisciplinary and multicultural backgrounds travelled to vernal Germany to learn how sustainable business ideas could be transformed into viable business ventures. In this blog, Kaisa is summarising the key benefits of the learning experience implemented in not-so-traditional surroundings.