EIT ICT Labs delegation discussed start-ups with students in Finland

Students from Aalto Entrepreneurship Society and Aalto Venture Garage met with a whole delegation from EIT ICT Labs on March 7. CEO Willem Jonker, ESB members Jean-Pierre Banâtre and Heikki Saikkonen, Helsinki Node Director Marko Turpeinen, Action Line Leader Jérôme Chifflet (Innovation in Established Companies) and Mika Naumanen (Business Club Catalyst) discussed academic entrepreneurship with the students who presented various activities such as Start-up Sauna and Summer of Start-ups. The discussion also focused on how EIT ICT Labs can support the start-ups e.g. by providing softlandings to other geographic regions in Europe via our partner network.

The Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, Aaltoes, helps students and researchers create world-changing startups from Finland and Northern Europe while Aalto Venture Garage is a co-working space and seed accelerator for hackers and start-ups. For more information on Aaltoes (link: and Aalto Venture Garage (link:

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