Premium Partner - Konecranes
Konecranes is the world's leading manufacturer of lifting equipment, and the company's customers include engineering and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. In 2020, the group's turnover was 3.2 billion euros and it had approximately 16,900 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes has been the Premium Partner of the Aalto University School of Business since 2019. Read more about Konecranes at konecranes.com
Business knowledge is needed in technology companies just like in other companies. Konecranes has already cooperated with the School of Business long before the actual partnership began. Another important cooperation entity for Konecranes at Aalto University is the School of Engineering, where cooperation takes place in both research and teaching. News related to this collaboration has also been collected at the end of the page.
Regarding Konecranes' recruitment needs, both data analytics and business development fit well with the areas of competence of graduates from the School of Business, but of course, business knowledge is valued and needed in other areas as well. Konecranes has also participated in the Aalto International Talent program, which integrates our international students into Finnish working life.
Capstone courses and other project courses bring to Konecranes a valuable perspective of young experts on various business challenges. We get deeper with the help of customized business projects, where the student group has time to focus on the given challenge. Our partnership began with a customized student business project, where students investigated the current state of Konecranes' personnel diversity and made action recommendations to improve the state. The project was included as an example in a video series where educational cooperation with companies is presented from many different angles. Timo Leskinen (the company's human resources director at the time) who supervised the project from Konecranes' side, characterized the cooperation "The cooperation with the university gives us a lot. It gives us new fresh ideas that are coming with the students. It gives us the young courage that they are able to challenge us with our thinking". Most recently, the students focused on the challenges of recruiting professionals - where to get new service technicians, how to ensure competence in the future?
More articles about our collaboration:
'Mentoring is inspiring and fun' - Aalto International Talent Program offers a meaningful way to support international students
This year the group mentoring initiative brought together over 180 international students and 17 companies.
Partnership Programme for long-term collaboration
Aalto University’s School of Business has its own Partnership Programme to build and maintain close, long-term relations with companies. The programme is the only one of its kind in Finnish universities, and also connects the partners with the other Schools and fields at Aalto University.
Ways to cooperate
From below you will find some ways to collaborate with Aalto University School of Business.