| 24.05.2023

Hanken coordinated research project selected in the EIT HEI Initiative

The INCREDIT project, where Hanken plays a vital role, has been selected in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) HEI Initiative. The HEI Initiative helps higher education institutions build the capacity to teach innovation and entrepreneurship.

The INCREDIT (INterdisciplinary CReative EDucation In deep Tech) project aims to increase the innovation and entrepreneurial capacity by building a consortium to support EIT HEI Initiative’s Deep Tech Talent Initiative based on the following approaches, 1) interdisciplinary approach, 2) practice-based collaboration, 3) life-wide learning opportunities and 4) a well-networked and integrated ecosystem.

The project managed to succeed in being selected among 48 other consortia. The project brings together 5 universities from 3 different countries (Finland: Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Sweden: Umeå University, and Spain: Universidad Internacional de La Rioja), as well as a wide range of public, private, and non-governmental organizations and institutions.

”Fostering and retaining deep-tech knowledge and understanding its impact on the ongoing global business transition is crucial for Hanken in order to maintain its competitive edge”, says Thommie Burström, coordinator for the project at Hanken.

The consortia funding for this project, spread over two phases, will be € 750,000 and the total duration of the project is 15 months (May 2023 – July 2024). At Hanken, this project will be coordinated by Thommie Burström and Tom Lahti at the subject of Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation in collaboration with Mikaela Krohn at the Teaching Lab.

More information:
Thommie Burström
Associate professor
Phone 040 3521 302
E-mail thommie.burstro@hanken.fi