Modules in 2017

Modules have been open for the researchers and personnel of all Tampere3 universities. Also Master´s students  who are interested in utilising and commercialising research results and innovations have been welcome to join. Every module has been an independent section; it is possible to participate in all of them or just in the most useful and the most interesting in one´s situation.

Participating in the modules has been free of charge. The Age of Innovation is part of the Tampere3 Innovation Scout project funded by Tekes and it has been carried out during 2017.


Recognition and Visibility of One´s Own Know-How

Wed 10 May 2017 at 9:00 – 11:30

Venue: Y-kampus City Center

Language: Finnish

Educator: Student Activator and Network Facilitator Antti Pitkänen, Y-kampus

A workshop on how to recognise one’s own know-how, motives and topics of interest as well as how to convince other people of your competence.


Structuring Business Ideas

Tue 6 June 2017 at 9:00 – 11:30

Venue: Y-kampus City Center

Language: Finnish

Educator: Grant writer Anne Tuhkunen, University of Tampere

A workshop on how to find and crystallize a business idea. Using the NABC model to structure different aspects of business ideas and their additional value.


Service Design Workshop

Wed 9 August 2017 at 9.00 – 11.00

Venue: Y-kampus City Center

Language: The workshop will be held in English if needed.

Educator: Grant writer Anne Tuhkunen, University of Tampere

A workshop on the basics of service design. How to take customer needs into account?


Creation Methods

Tue 12 September at 12.00 -15.00

Venue: Pinni B3110, University of Tampere

Language: Finnish

Educator: University Lecturer Marko Ala-Fossi, University of Tampere / Jounalism and Communication

A workshop on different methods of creating more ideas and developing them further. Practical exercises to be used in teams or by yourself.



Wed 13 September 2017 at 9:00 – 11:00

Venue: Y-kampus City Center

Language: The workshop will be held in English if needed.

Educator: Grant writer Anne Tuhkunen, University of Tampere

Workshop about first steps in productisation. What is productisation about and why to do it? How to crystallise your idea and turn it into a product or service? In the workshop you will learn basics of focusing on your real business assets.


Pitching and Value Creation

Wed 27 September 2017 at 9:00 – 11:00

Venue: Y-kampus Hervanta, Tampere University of Technology, Kampusareena 1st floor

Language: English

Educator: Business Coach/ Innovation Services Leena Köppä, Tampere University of Technology

How to convince somebody of the value of your idea, product or service? How to make an inspiring elevator pitch? Let´s practice!

The ability to present your idea with a utilisation point of view is nowadays one of the crucial skills also when applying research funding from EU as well as from Finnish funding agencies.

In the workshop you have an opportunity to practice and start the on-going iteration of your case/presentation. Moreover you will get the valuable feedback and learn from the others.


Digital Story Telling

Wed 25 October 2017 at 9:00 – 11:00

Venue: Y-kampus Kauppi, Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Teiskontie 33 C 1, the first floor of TAMK’s C wing)

Language: English

Educator: Development Manager/ R&D and Innovation Kimmo Vänni, Tampere University of Applied Sciences

How to make an impact on potential clients, financiers or partners by digital story telling? The training about creating digital stories to support marketing and communication.


Start-up Funding  -101 Sources of Funding

Time: Tue 28 November 2017 at 9:00 – 10:30

Enrol for the module by Thu 23 November 2017 at riitta.kivimaki(at)

Venue: Y-kampus City Center (University of Tampere, main building corridor A0)

Language: English

Educator: CEO Tommi Pajala, Fimentum Oy

Why does a start-up need funding? How different types of companies get funded? What kind of funding is currently available for start-ups?  What public grants and loans are available and for what types of activities?

Getting a company funded is like piecing together a puzzle. Come and learn about the different building blocks such as loans, grants, crowdfunding and investments currently available for start-ups.

The event is open for the researchers, personnel and master´s students of all Tampere3 universities – especially when the commercialisation of research results is a current matter.