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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 beginning in the autumn term

Advanced Energy Program final presentations

AEP - Advanced Energy Project

In the Advanced Energy Project course, 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.

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School of Business Management and International Business

Capstone: Business Development Project

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

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Student Business projects

ME310 Aalto – Global Innovation Program

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

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Aalto Pack-age student project


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

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PdP_functional prototype of a 3D body scanner

PDP - Product Development Project

In PDP, a multidisciplinary group of Master’s students mainly from fields of engineering, industrial design and business tackle challenges aiming to a functioning prototype.

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

Software Project

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

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School of Business International Design Business Management

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.

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On-demand courses

 Aalto Festival 2018 Fashion

Art & Design Study Projects

Collaborative study project is perfect way to generate innovative and creative solutions to your organisation and business development, to get insights or create new knowledge and seek talent.

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Aalto Student Satellite Program

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

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

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.

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Study project courses beginning in the spring term

Students meeting at the table.

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, 'Strategies for Growth and Renewal' student projects might be appropriate for you.

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School of Business Creative Sustainability

Capstone in Creative Sustainability

In this course students work in multidisciplinary teams towards finding creative solutions to real-life social and environmental challenges brought by partner companies.

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Students of Aalto University / Photo by Unto Rautio

Designing Adaptive and Creative Organizations

If your company is keen on exploring how to make its organizational design more agile, adaptive, and prepared in dealing with the implementation of a digital strategy, the adoption of digital solutions, or with digitalization challenges, these student projects may be of interest to you.

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Student Business projects, photo by Mark Rujumba

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.

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CS-E5200 Design Project

Design Project is a practical multidisciplinary product and service design project with strong industry participation.


Summer courses

Detail from Mechatronics Circus


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

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Six students gathered in a teamwork space. One of the students is pointing at a whiteboard with post-its.

Information Technology Program (ITP) for Partners

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

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Did not find a suitable course?

If you did not find a suitable study project course from the list above, please contact Aalto corporate relations team or see what the customized business project from Aalto School of Business could provide.

Scientists working together in a laboratory / Photo by Aalto University, Mikko Raskinen

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The corporate relations team promotes cooperation between business and Aalto University. We help companies find the right contacts in Aalto and support the development of strategic partnerships.

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Customized Student Business Projects

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

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Examples of project course outcomes

Read more about what has been done at our study project courses.

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ABB has faith in future product developers: Fast prototyping makes product development more efficient

When future product developers solve challenges provided by companies, bold ideas and even crazy experiments can lead to genuinely new approaches. The collaboration between ABB and Aalto Design Factory bears fruit and brings genuine out-of-the-box thinking to ABB's product development.

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Photo: Unto Rautio

Aalto students helped Nokia evaluate its virtual expert network and artificial intelligence projects

In the Designing Adaptive and Creative Organizations course, the students also worked together with Wärtsilä, Osuuspankki, Tieto and Fortum.

Opiskelijat kannettavan tietokoneen ääressä. Kuva: Unto Rautio / Aalto-yliopisto
Digital Challenge -kurssin 6-henkinen voittajatiimi ja oikealla pitchaus-kilpailun juontaja

Solutions innovated during the Digitalism Challenge course are put into practice

The Finnish Organic Association, Tapola Camphill Organic Farm and Fat Lizard Brewing Co. were very satisfied with the solutions created during the course.

Sähköautojen latauspaikka, monta autoa rinnakkain ladattavana

Student project researched new data based services for K-Auto

Students were quick to grasp the challenges of the previously unfamiliar sector.

Accountorille räätälöidyn opiskelijaprojektin tiimi

Students examined automation possibilities available for financial administration software

Commissioned by Accountor, a set of metrics assessing software automation capabilities were created.

Opiskelijat kuvasivat videoita Postille, kuten oli projektin toimeksianto

A student team created and produced a recruitment video and social media videos for Posti Group

The students were praised for their flexibility and wealth of ideas in the project work.

Polaris-projekti visualisoi nuorten ilmastoahdistusta

The Polaris study project visualizes climate change anxiety

Finnish Broadcasting Company’s mobile story tries to capture how young adults experience climate change.

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