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IDBM industry project collaboration connects organizations, creative business concepts, and interdisciplinary talent.
10-12 Industry Projects Done Every Year

Every fall, selected industrial & business partners assign student projects for developing innovative business concepts. Lasting approximately eight months, the projects combine IDBM's and the whole Aalto ecosystem’s expertise to address real-life business cases. For the students, the industry project is an integral part of their IDBM Curriculum and provides them with 15-20 ECTS which corresponds to around 400 hours of work per student, or then 1600-2000 hours as a team.

Case Examples

Previous IDBM Industry Projects have resulted in new product and service concepts, business model innovations, research & development opportunities, strategic and organizational design changes, and brand development opportunities.

Some of previous years’ partners are:

Nordea, Otava, Espoo, Harvia, Kemira, KONE, Nokia, Sanoma,, STARTSOLE, Takeda, VTT, ZEISS, IBM, Konecranes, Posti, Säästöpankki, ABB, Invalidisäätiö, Lappset, Valmet, Lindström. Futurice, Iittala, Huhtamäki, Start North, Aava, Helsingin Sanomat, Volkswagen, Wärtsilä…

Browse through the past projects here (summaries of the project final events)

Value for

Real Concepts: Industry Projects generate new, innovative concepts that tackle real business problems that you may be facing now, or in the future.

Market Research & Insights: Extensive qualitative research along with secondary research gives your organizations key market insights and data about your industry and focus areas.

Prototyped and Tested: Valuable ideas that have been designed, tested, and iterated by a motivated, multidisciplinary team.

Talent Access to IDBM and Aalto: Access to a talented pool of students, experienced IDBM Faculty members, and networking possibilities with all of Aalto University,

Talent Access

As a part of Industry Project, we would gladly accommodate networking possibilities for your organization with the top talents from the domains of business, design, and technology. Through our channels, we are able to connect with more than 800 students and alumni, and would be excited in creating synergistic collaboration opportunities.

To directly access our student community, you can also get in touch with IDBM Klubi

Would you like to know more about the possibilites related to the Industry Project?

You can find more information about the industry project partnership in the documentation below.
You can also contact directly our Partnership and Mentoring Specialist Tuukka Ylälahti (tuukka.ylalahti at, +358 40 041 0315 or Programme Director Ville Eloranta (ville 
Eloranta, +358 40 706 7012)

View the past year's projects
 Check the IDBM Industry Project presentation 2024

Some Previous Partners of the Industry Project
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