Excellence-seminar boosted innovations

The Excellence Seminar and Celebration, organized together with SIEC Finland, shed the light on future innovations and the importance of development in both companies and training organizations. Learning together and dialog will lead to systematic development. Without good partners and customers, it is impossible to succeed.

New innovations and inventions take place at the interfaces of companies and educational institutions, in the encounter of the new and the old, the modern and the historical. Diversity creates opportunities to understand things differently.

Centers of Vocational Excellence are built together. Co-operation has power – Dialogue, common thinking and learning together enable future innovations.

Europe needs new innovations. Therefore, a cross-sectoral cooperation between companies, training providers and other actors is needed. The role of vocational education and training as a driving force for business development. That is why it is given more power for creation of Centers of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) in vocational education and training throughout Europe.

Excellence seminar created new ideas and innovations for the development of education, entrepreneurship and the employment of students.

Cloud-tech and artificial intelligence to Europe
In the summer of 2019, the European Commission funded five pilot projects focusing on different themes. One of them is the DIHUB project coordinated by Helsinki Business College, the theme of which is the development of cloud services utilizing artificial intelligence. Other Finnish project partners are Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce. The partner countries are Estonia, Portugal, Bulgaria and Croatia.

  • The theme of the DIHUB project was cloud services and artificial intelligence, because there is a shortage of experts in Europe in that field, says Jouni Hytönen, Development Manager at Helsinki Business College.
    DIHUB project has been searching answers and testing methods and ways to work on this need. The results has been promising. Juha Rajala, teacher at Helsinki Business College continues, “It can be all sorts of co-operation: making projects together, create more work-based learning, internship, and hiring students. Anyhow, more work-oriented, agile and efficient development and joint projects are needed.”

We organized Excellence-seminar in Haikko at 18th of March, were we heard many excellent examples how to innovate, develop and how to boosts business. We launched also two of our own creations, the HUB: Digital Innovation Platform for people in tech or business and DIHUB infographic for telling the story of our project in short. People were happy, the atmosphere were inspiring and we all had a bunch of new ideas for new projects to continue the co-operation. Check the Hub and ask us for more information!

Helena Miettinen and Taru Toivonen
Helsinki Business College Ltd.