Oamk LABs team received the second highest honor at the 2016 ECIE conference awards!

Ulla-Maija Seppänen, Blair Stevenson, Janne Karjalainen & Kari-Pekka Heikkinen together with Jouko Isokangas participated last week at the 2016 ECIE European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The conference has been held annually for 11 years all over the world and this year it was hosted by JAMK University of Applied Science and Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics between 15th and 16th of September.

The conference hosted also a contest for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Award. Altogether 40 entries from 18 countries were participating to the contest and out of those 30 competitors were invited to send their full case histories. A panel of expert judges worked to find the most innovative cases and in the end 12 entries had a chance to present their cases in the conference at stage. Oamk LABs made it to the final TOP three and came second! The winning case was presented by an individual teacher from the Dublin City University.

The award was a great opportunity to showcase Oamk LABs and demonstrate the quality of our programs to national and international participants. Our presentations have already led to expanded opportunities for collaboration. Next year the conference will be held in Paris, France, so our team felt there’s something to be still improved. :)

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Oamk LABs Case History for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Excellence Award