Erasmus Summer School 2013 – Open Innovation Clinic 14-26 July 2014

The Erasmus Summer School is funded by Erasmus Intensive Programmes and is organised in LUT for the second time in 2014.

The partners of summer school are the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany), the University of Miskolc (Hungary), TU Dresden (Germany) and University of Exeter (UK).

Have you heard about open innovation and are wondering what is it?
Now is the time to find out!

During the ten-day summer school, you will learn all you have ever wanted to know about managing open innovation from a multidisciplinary perspective and gain skills necessary for applying it in the future business environment. You will meet an international group of professionals in open innovation and get a chance to network with your peers.

Practical information:

5 ECTS credits
Ten intensive days of studies, team work and social events

The course content includes, but is not limited to:

  • Determinants of open innovation and evolution of innovation processes
  • Motives for open innovation
  • Cross-cultural open innovation
  • Behavioural economics of open innovation
  • Project management and change management
  • Team-building and creative techniques
  • Presentations and assignments on real business cases (invited business speakers)
  • Innovation theatre

The social programme includes:

  • Traditional Finnish outdoor games and sauna
  • Sightseeing
  • Learning about the Finnish culture
  • Meeting people from other countries and cultures

How to apply

The application period ends on 20 April 2014.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students from LUT and partner universities only (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, University of Miskolc, TU Dresden, University of Exeter and University of Southern Denmark). First and second year Master's level students or advanced Bachelor's students in their final year with a background in economics, business and administration or industrial engineering.

In order to apply for the ERASMUS Open Innovation Summer School 2014, you will need to do the following:

  • Students from partner universities please use this form
  • LUT students please use this form
  • Write an essay about why open innovation is important topic for you and why you have to be selected to attend the summer school (the essay should demonstrate both your general background knowledge of the subject and motivation to come to the summer school). 
  • Additionally, you are required to scan your home university transcript of records and send it as an e-mail attachment.

Please send all the documents as an email attachment to your institution contact:

For the FAQ please visit

Housing and Campus Life


All ERASMUS Open Innovation Summer School students are provided with single- twin- or triple- (based on desired own cost size) room accommodation in Summer Hotels Karelia Park or student residential housing LOAS. The exact location will be distributed after the application time.

Accommodation is funded by Erasmus Intensive Programs in size of 25e/person/day. Additional expenses are expected to be covered by students themselves (see application form). 

Accomodation is not funded for LUT students.


Breakfast is included in the accommodation in Karelia Park, not included in Accomodation at LOAS. Lunch is available at the university cafeteria (at own expense). Additionally, it is possible to buy snacks and beverages at the cafeteria. The opening hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A snack costs approximately EUR 2, coffee or tea approximately EUR 1. In addition, there are basic cooking facilities in residences.



Erasmus funds 75% of the travel costs to Finland for students from the partner universities and 25 euro a day for accommodation. Please be prepared to cover the additional accommodation costs and 25% of your travel costs. 

How to get to Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta is located in South-east Finland, approximately 230 km from Helsinki. When arriving at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, the easiest way to reach Lappeenranta is by bus or by train.

If you choose the train, the most convenient way is to take the bus number 61 from the airport to the Tikkurila railway station (it is the closest station) and board the train there. Please note that the bus ride from the Helsinki airport to Tikkurila takes roughly 20 minutes - be sure to reserve enough time for it.

  • Bus and train timetables from Helsinki to Lappeenranta
  • Blue 1 – direct flights to Lappeenranta from Copenhagen-Kastrup (CPH), Denmark
  • Air Baltic – direct flights to Lappeenranta from Riga, Latvia
  • Googlemap

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