Finished projects

Business College has participated in various projects along the years. Please find the descriptions of the finished projects below.

The descriptions are being updated in the spring of 2022.

Duration 2019-2021
Coordinator City of Vantaa
Funding Erasmus+ Sport Programme

This project aims to use sports as the main catapulting agent in interconnecting structures and stakeholders within the community or network into working cross-sectorally to optimally facilitate the social inclusion, equal opportunities and integration of youth with migrant background into society.

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Duration 2018-2020
Coordinator Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Partners Business College Helsinki, the Startup School, The Shortcut and Aalto University
Funding Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council from European Regional Development Funds from 2018 to 2020.

The aim of MEGE – Multicultural Encounters, Growth, Entrepreneurship was to remove barriers for international professionals to establish and acquire businesses in the Helsinki region.

MEGE was a joint project of Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki Business College, Aalto University and The Shortcut. 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.

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Project name Developing effective IAG tools to improve VET students retention and success
Duration  2018-2020
Coordinator Tartu Vocational Education Center, Estonia
Funding Erasmus + (KA2)

IAG4VET was a 2-year Erasmus + funded Strategic Partnership project. The aim of the project was to exchange experiences and good practices between partner institutions in relation to the practices of the student’s application phase. The project ran a total of 5 training weeks over 2 years, 1 in each partner country. Each training week had its own theme related to the student application phase practices.

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Project name Företagsamhet med ny teknologi i Norden
Duration 2019-2020
Coordinator Business College Helsinki
Partners Nacka Gymnasium (Sweden), Verzlunarskóli Íslands (Iceland) and Yrkesinstitutet Prakticum (Finland)

Nordplus Junior

The aim of the project was to develop students’ international working life skills, to promote Nordic cultures and to intensify Nordic co-operation.

Students participating in the exchange program traveled to Sweden in November, hosted, and participated in one seminar week in Finland. In addition, students participated in an online seminar day that replaced the seminar week in Iceland due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The objective of this project was to develop a model for providing ICT security skills on the vocational education level. 

Duration 2015-2019

Coordinator: The Technology Education Support Foundation, Tallinn, Estonia


  • BCS Koolitus As, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Tallinn Polytechnic School, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Riga Technical College, Riga, Latvia
  • Helsinki Business College, Helsinki, Finland
  • The Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association, Riga, Latvia
  • Foundation Innove, Tallinn, Estonia

Funding The European Union Interreg Central Baltics programme

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Various types of mobility took place during the project period. In total 22 students took part in a 14-day long learning period in a vocational institute abroad, and 14 students completed a training period in a company abroad.

Duration 2016-2018
Funding Erasmus+ 

StartUp Hub was supporting a community of entrepreneurial minded students from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences & Helsinki Business College. The StartUp Hub initative was funded with grant from Helsinki Chamber of Commerce.

This project ended 31.7.2019. Learn more about Startup Hub here.

Duration 2018-2021
Coordinator Bundeshandelsakademie und Bundeshandelsschule Wien 22


  • Helsinki Business College Oy
  • Bridgwater And Taunton College, UK
  • Lycée Pablo Picasso, France
  • Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School, Malta

Funding Erasmus+ (KA2)

Entrepreneurship Education in Europe is a 2-year project to develop entrepreneurial education and share good practice between five different partner countries. The project includes both expert and student mobility. Experts from different countries meet to get acquainted with different teaching methods and materials, and to compare their practices. Teachers share information, compare teaching materials and innovate new ways to inspire students to become entrepreneurs. The project helps students interested in entrepreneurship to find employment through starting their own business.

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Duration 2019-2020

The Finnvet in China project continues the activities of the Kam’oon China and Chinet networks. In the project, student, staff and expert mobility periods within vocational education are carried out. Chinese students and teachers are offered mobility periods in Finland, as well. A goal of the project is to increase awareness about China in Finland, and, in turn, awareness of Finland in China. Internationalization at home is another important goal in the project. By clicking here, you have access for more information about the activities and goals of the project.

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Duration 2019-2021
Coordinator KSAO – Kouvola Region Vocational College
Funding Finnish National Agency for Education

Vocational education network between Southern Finland and St. Petersburg region in Russia.

HANAKO is a cooperation network between Finland and Japan. Founded in 2007 with the financial support of the Finnish National Board of Education, it reached the implementation phase in 2010.