Entrepreneurship and the promotion of business skills

The spearhead team of entrepreneurship and business competence promotes the shared study selection and study paths of the fields, EduFutura’s services for business life and a common entrepreneurship strategy.

Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia, JAMK University of Applied Sciences and the University of Jyväskylä have a common EduFutura entrepreneurship strategy. This strategy is a tool for further developing the educational institutes’ measures for extensively promoting entrepreneurship as well as for their annual allocation and boosting their effectiveness.

The educational institutes are committed to working actively in order to create new companies and jobs in Central Finland. At the same time, the institutes work together to facilitate the smooth transitions of students interested in entrepreneurship from secondary studies to higher education and higher education students’ opportunities to select vocational additional and complementary studies. The student will have more diverse and individual paths for continuing and deepening their entrepreneurship studies.

We inspire students to entrepreneurship through

  • the management’s strategic communications
  • the staff’s attitude and words
  • everyday marketing of studies
  • personal and important guidance situations
  • separate events intended for students and staff.

Spearhead team of entrepreneurship and business competence

Jukka Koivisto, Gradia, chairperson
Kaija Haapasaari, Gradia
Minna-Maaria Hiekkataipale, JAMK
Reija Häkkinen, JYU
Hanna-Leena Pesonen, JYU
Pasi Raiskinmäki, JYU
Risto Sarvilinna, Gradia
Niina Helin, EduFutura

Subteams of entrepreneurship and business competence

Promoting entrepreneurship

Reija Häkkinen, JYU
Suvi Salminen, JAMK
Petrikki Tukiainen, Gradia

Promoting business competence

Minna-Maaria Hiekkataipale, JAMK
Sirpa Kuikka, Gradia
Anna-Maija Lämsä, JYU
Tea Mäkeläinen, Gradia
Pertti Pernu, JAMK
Elina Riivari, JYU

EduFutura’s Entrepreneurship Strategy helps the educational fields, units and faculties at the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia, JAMK University of Applied Sciences and the University of Jyväskylä with the practical implementation and goal-oriented management of EduFutura-level strategic guidelines as well as with the internal development of their operations.

This strategy is a tool for further developing the educational institutes’ measures for extensively promoting entrepreneurship as well as for their annual allocation and boosting their effectiveness.

EduFutura’s entrepreneurship vision

EduFutura students and staff have an entrepreneurial attitude and the best opportunities in Finland for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Boy and gilrs.