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Summary of ACE's role at Aalto University

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  • Overview of ACE Aalto Center forEntrepreneurshipWill Cardwell, Director
  • Aalto UniversityA merger of three leading Finnish higher education institutesArt & Design Science & Economics,founded 1871 Technology, founded founded 1911 1849 •
  • Aalto UniversityA unique community:• 4,300 faculty and staff, including 300 professors• 20,000 students• 75,000 alumniTotal annual budget 400 million € (2011)Vision 2020 The best connect and succeed at Aalto University, an institution internationally recognized for the impact of its science, art and learning. 3
  • Mission Aalto University works towards a better world by:• promoting top-quality and interdisciplinary research,• pioneering education,• surpassing traditional boundaries, and• embracing renewal. Aalto University educates responsible, broad-minded experts with a comprehensive understanding by Hanna Maunuksela, of complex subjects to act as Graduate of Aalto School of Art and Design society’s visionaries and agents of change. 4
  • SchoolsSix Schools (from January 2011)• School of Art and Design• School of Chemical Technology• School of Economics• School of Electrical Engineering• School of Engineering• School of Science
  • Research“We are dedicated to long-term, high-quality research ofhigh scientific value and impact on society”. • Computation • Global • Service Core Growing Emerging and economic Economy Modelling business processes • Digitization • Materials • Process and • Energy • Design Systems Competance • Human- • ICT orientated • Architecture living • Media environments • Art
  • The Four Cornerstones of ACEBuilding successful companiesthat create jobs and prosperity.Entrepreneurship EntrepreneurshipEducation ResearchInnovation Services Growthand Technology Venturing andTransfer Start-Up Services Public Private Partnership between Aalto University and TEKES
  • Types Of Entrepreneurship• Lifestyle Entrepreneurship• Small Business Entrepreneurship• Scalable Entrepreneurship• Big Company Entrepreneurship• Social Entrepreneurship• One size does NOT fit all! 8
  • 90%of new jobs andradical innovationsare born innew technologycompanies,startups
  • Creating ”Startup DNA”1. Focus where competitive advantage is2. Enable and reward extreme work3. Agility to thrive amid unpredictable market shifts 10
  • Silicon Valley PartnershipPartnership with Stanford – Go learn fromand with the Best.
  • Aalto Entrepreneurship SocietyStudent-run. +3000 members strong.
  • Summer of startups10 weeks. 35 students. Global.
  • Startup Saunas200 applicants, 10 startups.Coached by real entrepreneurs with $200M VC raised and 20exits among them Venture Garage Video
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  • 1 Powerkiss Powerkiss technology provides a simple, user-friendly and efficient way of keeping all your dear devices charged on top of any surface.
  • 2AudioDraftAudioDraft offerscompanies a new andinnovative way to ordercustom made audiofrom the artist and audiodesigner community bycreating audiocompetitions.
  • THANKS!Will.cardwell@aalto.fi