International Entrepreneurship Challenge

The International Entrepreneurship Challenge (IEC) Programme provides organizations (new ventures and corporate new ventures) in Finland with the opportunity to engage a team of MSc students in their final year of study at the LUT School of Business. Now in its 16th year, IEC has paired over 500 students with dozen of companies in Finland.

These students work with key members of the organization to address strategic business issues and to develop a comprehensible and independent plan for internationalization. The tailor-made plan provides specific recommendations for each participating company.

Important deadlines and how to apply

Application deadline for the 2021 programme is 31.5.2021. The programme runs between September and December 2021 with companies having international growth plans.

➔ The application form for the companies

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Contact us

For further information concerning the IEC programme, and application process please contact:



Professor Olli Kuivalainen
Phone: +358 403587020

Dr. Anisur R. Faroque
Phone: +358 504330652

Junior Researcher Agnes Asemokha
Phone: +358 442050947

Junior Researcher Hannes Velt
Phone: +358 505163929

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