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Study Projects

In study projects, students work on real-life cases in collaboration with companies and other organisations. For companies, the projects offer a way to connect with the experts of the future and get fresh ideas and new insights.
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With know-how gained during studies, supported by teacher supervision and guidance, student groups take on challenges varying from market research and strategic planning to product design and development. Aalto University students have a way of challenging conventional ideas and coming up with new, innovative ways of doing things.

Study projects also provide a chance to get in touch with potential future employees, as well as gain visibility among the soon-to-be graduates from the fields of science, art, technology and business.

Study Project Courses


Pack-Age is an innovative packaging design course uniting visual communication, design, business and engineering thinking to sustainability and project-based learning.

Students in front of a computer

ME310 Aalto – Global Innovation Program

Master’s students from all backgrounds (design, engineering & business) form interdisciplinary teams to work on real-life product and service innovation challenges proposed by partner companies.

Student Business projects

PDP - Product Development Project

Product Development Project (PdP) is a five-period-long course that invites Master’s students from all backgrounds, but mainly engineering, industrial design, and business, to tackle challenges of collaborating companies.

Aalto University, Otaniemi stories: D'Angelo-D'Ontace Keyes, participating the PDP course in Otaniemi as a part of his studies at Philadelphia University, USA / Photographer: Sinikoski

COINNO – Collaborative Innovation Management

COINNO is a new type of course for corporate and university students to study innovation management together in mixed teams to foster collaborative learning.

School of Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

ITP - Information Technology Program

Information Technology Program (ITP) is an international and academic summer program at the Aalto University School of Business.

school of business learning hub

Creative Sustainability Capstone

Capstone in Creative Sustainability is a course where students work in multidisciplinary teams towards finding creative solutions to real-life social and environmental challenges brought by partner companies.

School of Business Creative Sustainability

IDBM Industry Project - International Design Business Management Programme

The International Design Business Management (IDBM) programme is a joint teaching and research platform of all schools of Aalto University.

School of Business International Design Business Management

Software Project Course

On the Software Project course, students develop a software system for real clients using the Scrum process framework.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Riko Nyberg, Business Development & VR, Software Business Lab / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski

Customized Student Business Projects

Customized Student Business Projects concentrate solely on business needs, free from time and scope restraints.

Student Business Project

SGT - Sustainable Global Technologies Studio Course

SGT – Sustainable Global Technologies Studio is a project-based course for Master’s and Doctoral students at Aalto University.

Student Business projects, photo by Mark Rujumba

Capstone: Business Development Project

Capstone Business Development Project is the final course for Master’s students at the Aalto University School of Business.

School of Business Management and International Business

Aalto Student Satellite Program

The Aalto student satellite project brings together students to learn and collaborate on a real space project.


AEP - Advanced Energy Project

In Advanced Energy Project project students carry out energy related projects for external companies to solve an identified business problem through the development of services, business models, technical solutions or prototypes.

Slag2PCC researchers at the facility.

Aaltonaut Minor Programme

Aaltonaut Minor Programme is a bachelor’s minor programme focused on interdisciplinary product development and the entrepreneurial mindset, and most importantly on contributing to the students’ learning.

Aalto-yliopisto, Otaniemi stories: Elina Kähkönen, vastaava opettaja, Aaltonautti / Kuvaaja: Sinikoski


Protocamp is a summer course of the School of Electrical Engineering where students of Technology and Arts build prototypes in teams.

Detail from Mechatronics Circus

Strategies for Growth and Renewal

If you represent a medium or large size company (>100 employees and operating for more than 5 years) interested to get a better understanding of how your company (or one of its business units) can improve its innovation or renewal processes to achieve better growth, these student projects might be appropriate for you. Our students at the Master's Program of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (TUTA) at Aalto University can work on such a project for your company between January and March 2019.

Students with their laptops.

Designing Adaptive and Creative Organizations

If your company is interested in exploring how to move from traditional managerial structures toward organization designs that better support agility and self-management, then these student projects may be of interest to you. In the course project, students will work with companies to evaluate current status and give recommendations for changes in the organization design of the company or its sub-entity, based on the direction and priorities (breadth vs. depth) that the companies seek to explore.

Students of Aalto University / Photo by Unto Rautio
Aalto University Corporate Relations team