NoVA lab explores Art, Education & Entrepreneurship

Intensive course, 3.- 6.9.2019 in Aalto University, Espoo

Photos: Eija Mäkivuoti

Enrolment in WebOodi TAI-E4015, 2 – 3 ECTS during 3.6. – 20.6. 2019.
(Please note that before enrolling to the course,
you need to be registed as a student for the next academic year 2019-2020)

Course code: TAI-E4015 NoVA Courses with Varying Contents

Level: BA3 and MA1-2

The course is organized by Aalto Arts in collaboration with Aalto Ventures Program and
Teaching Lab, partnering with the City of Helsinki


Join this unique intensive course to explore the opportunities in Art, Education and Entrepreneurship for more artistic, creative and student-oriented learning. You will work in international, multitalented teams of Aalto University with development challenge provided by the City of Helsinki.
Get familiar with entrepreneurial thinking in a relaxed and friendly setting.

The course welcomes students from all disciplines in Aalto University.
We also except applications from EDDA Norden and Cirrus networks.
For EDDA and Cirrus networks, you will find instructions for applications in EDDA Norden webpage.

Contact: Jaana Brinck, jaana.brinck(at)

Learning outcomes

Through practical design work, case examples and expert speakers you will:

  • Explore and develop entrepreneurial spirit and business ideas together with your peers.
  •  Ideate a creative product or service concept for educational field.
  • Get feedback on your ideas from peers, experts and professionals.
  • Discuss with your fellow students and learn about their experiences as entrepreneurs.
  • Learn multidisciplinary team work and creative design skills.

Invited speakers and case examples

Arkki International - creative education export

Pihla Meskanen, CEO

Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth is the leading institution in architecture education for children and youth in the world. In its field, Arkki is globally one of a kind: no other institute in the world offers as wide a curriculum in architecture education for children and young people. Arkki education is given by teachers who have a degree in architecture, pedagogical skills and are thoroughly trained for the Arkki concept.


Heini Karppinen, CEO

Mehackit, a Finnish education technology company, is on a mission to support every educator and young adult to get creative, confident and curious about technology. Mehackit has developed a creative and project-based approach to learning technology skills in secondary school level (ages 12-19). Innovative Mehackit Atelier is a complete video-based online learning service, and it includes Professional Development (PD) training for teachers and Creative Programming project modules for students.

New era of learning, The 6Aika, the Six City Strategy

Anna Rantapero-Laine and Raigo Meregild

Through the 6Aika, the Six City Strategy,  project, we contribute to the building of an education export ecosystem, in which schools and educational institutions serve as innovation and experimentation platforms for new business and growth.

City of Helsinki, Educational devision, Development services,


Aalto Ventures program

Aalto Ventures Program provides students with inspiration, capability and network necessary to build new scalable businesses as startups or in established organisations.

NoVA lab explores Art, Education & Entrepreneurship

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