Projects and networks

Business College Helsinki is an active, experienced and reliable actor in development projects. We actively take part in regional, national and international development networks. We have experience both in partner and project management roles. In the projects we collaborate with educational institutions, businesses, communities, and funding providers.

DIHUBDigital Innovation Hub for cloud based services

The DIHUB consortium is setting up a European-wide cluster of interconnected nodes using the latest cloud computing technologies for innovations development, education and for generation of new start-ups.

Digital Innovation Hub for Cloud Based Services project five DIHUBs will be created in different sides of Europe: Portugal, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia and Finland.

  • A training program

and training material with the very latest technologies and tools of cloud providers.

  • A hub model

of clustered nodes, firstly in 5 European countries and then expanded to further EU stakeholders.

  • A European-wide hub

that will host different projects where students can familiarize with different cloud technologies and further develop service ideas coming from companies.

  • Links between

Vocational education, higher education and companies in form of collaborative projects.

The results of the project:

  • Cluster of five interconnected nodes for innovations development, education and for generation of new start-ups
  • Digital Innovation Hub model for Cloud Based Services
  • Proof of concept for a training program in cloud based service creation
  • Training materials for the Training program
  • Pilot of the Training program in the created learning environment
  • Review report of cluster of interconnected nodes and training programme

Read more:

https://dihubcloud.eu/

MEGE – Multicultural encounters, growth, entrepreneurship

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

MEGE is 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.

The service package is developed in cooperation with end users and thus meets the needs of international professionals. The service package includes coaching units for startup activities and business succession situations as well as mentoring.

As outcomes, the project will create:

  1. New businesses, business successions and jobs (particularly skill intensive growth businesses), in which the expertise of international professionals is utilized in Finland;
  2. A new operations model for integrating international professionals into innovation, startup, and business succession ecosystems in Finland;
  3. A service package which includes comprehensive services for developing and launching business operations and the business succession process for international professionals and SMEs;
  4. Publications about the results of the Project.

Learn more: mege.fi

YIBinSport – Youth with immigrant background in Sport

YIBinS 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.

Also, research results have shown that there is a real need for collaboration among stakeholders in the Collaborative service process for YIB commitment and social inclusion. The stakeholders at grassroots level are municipality sport services, local sport organizations led by volunteer boards and educational organizations.

Our main goals are:

Advancing equal opportunities and enhance social inclusion

which includes integration/wellbeing, education, active citizenship, employment and networking path, of YIB’s using sports as the main tool (low threshold, removing obstacles, open to everyone, two-way integration).

Strengthening cross-sectoral collaboration of grassroot level stakeholders multilaterally

municipal sport services, associations (sport clubs, other multicultural sport related associations) and educational institutions.

Advancing equal opportunities and enhance social inclusion

which includes integration/wellbeing, education, active citizenship, employment and networking path, of YIB’s using sports as the main tool (low threshold, removing obstacles, open to everyone, two-way integration).

Integration of YIB’s

Integration of YIB’s (including refugees) into society through education and employment.

We believe in the importance of placing the YIB individual in the centre and we aim to conceptualize how different structures and stakeholders within a network, from grassroots level to regional and central government, can be optimized cross-sectorally to advance social inclusion using sport as the main tool. Our strategy is based on the use of the design thinking philosophy.

Learn more: www.sport4youth.eu

Start Up Hub

References:

  • ITSVET-project; ICT Security in Vocational Education and Training

ITSVET-project aimed to developing a model for providing ICT security skills on the vocational education level. In practice the project performed a research to identify the needed competences for ICT security specialists in the Central Baltic labour market. Based on the results the project develops a new curriculum for vocational education schools in Estonia, Latvia and Finland.

Project Partners were: THESA- Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications, BCS Koolitus AS, Tallinn Polytechnic School, The Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association – LIKTA, , Foundation Innove, Helsinki Business College, Riga Technical College, Estonian Qualifications Authority-KUTSEKODA.

Funding: Interreg, Central Baltic, 1.12.2015-31.3.2019