If you are an entrepreneur, you can benefit from the academic services available in Lahti. LUT University and the University of Helsinki are active in the city and provide services both regionally and nationwide. In addition to the two universities’ services, you have access to the support offered by the Coordination Unit of the Lahti University Campus.
The broad-based scientific research conducted by the universities provides opportunities for multidisciplinary and multisectoral cooperation. This may take the form of research cooperation, cooperation in funding applications, larger or smaller development projects or the commercialisation of innovations. The universities also provide education as a basis for corporate development, as well as continuous learning services.
Companies can benefit from the competence of university students by commissioning various study-related tasks that provide companies with new information and knowledge and allow them to get acquainted with potential new employees. Examples of such tasks include practical assignments, theses, part-time work, summer jobs and project work.
Find the right contact – The Coordination Unit of the Lahti University Campus at your service
If you are unsure who to contact, you can always call or send a message to the Coordination Unit of the Lahti University Campus. We will point you in the right direction and find a suitable contact for your needs. Contact information
Build networks and gain visibility at the universities
Universities organise a variety of networking events, seminars, excursions and company projects in Lahti. You can take part in a seminar, expert lecture or networking activities, make a speech or give a presentation of your company’s operations. Your company can also host a group of visiting students or showcase itself as a potential partner or employer.
Boost from research cooperation – university services to companies
The universities’ research services help you and your company. You can, for example, commission a research project or become a partner in one of our collaborative research or development projects. The universities’ activities cover nearly all disciplines, ranging from engineering to arts and from business to social sciences.
The University of Helsinki’s eleven faculties and other research-oriented units provide companies and communities with countless opportunities for cooperation. Read more
Employing its competence in technology and business, LUT University seeks solutions for clean energy, water and air. Several research and development projects involving the city, companies and other partners are currently under way in Lahti. Read more
Boost from continuing education
Continuing education offers your personnel practical, research-based training and coaching to help develop both individuals and organisations.
Open university education is based on university degree requirements and is open to all. It is organised as both contact and online teaching. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are also open to all and can be a useful option for companies. They allow participants to complete courses at their own pace.
LUT University provides several master’s programmes in Lahti, many of which can be pursued alongside work.
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Lifelong education services of the University of Helsinki (open university and continuing education, MOOCs)
Support for commercialising innovations
LUT University’s Green Campus Open and Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd (HIS), owned by the University of Helsinki, help build bridges between the business world and researchers, as well as turn research results into commercial products.
Find a new talent: a student or recent graduate
Please contact the universities if you wish to recruit trainees or summer workers, have a proposal for a thesis topic or wish to find a suitable employee for your company or project.
To post an announcement seeking a university student for a traineeship, employment or a thesis project, please use the Aarresaari service common to all universities. You can target your search to focus on, for example, a specific region, university or discipline. Read more about the Aarresaari service.
Companies can also participate in various contests and projects in which groups of students solve challenges that companies are dealing with. These contexts provide the opportunity to create valuable contacts and develop your company from a new perspective.
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Purchase technical services and laboratory work
The universities’ research infrastructures, such as laboratory and analytical services, as well as measurement and testing services are also available to companies.
The University of Helsinki runs the Environmental Laboratory in Lahti. The laboratory, located on the Lahti Environmental Campus, focuses on research and development and offers facilities for diverse chemical, biological, microbiological and molecular biological analyses. Read more
The Soilia soil research centre, in turn, is located in Jokimaa. The first pilot-scale soil research centre in the Nordic countries, Soilia offers a unique environment and real-world conditions for conducting basic scientific research on soil, sediments, groundwater and surface water, carrying out applied research required by companies for their product development efforts, as well as carrying out development of new remediation procedures. Read more