University and business sector representatives are invited to participate and reveal their collaboration experience in the conference “Higher education institution and business cooperation: potential, challenges and innovations”.

University of Latvia is welcoming colleagues from higher education establishments as well as partners from business sector to participate and share their achievements as well as challenges cooperating in different projects in zoom platformon 1st of March 2022 at 13.30 EET time. Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 931 0982 3249, Passcode: 715725

Conference program:

13.30 Promoting Gender Equality in Start-up, Aikaterini Papakota, University of Thessaloniki, Greece

13.45 University-business cooperation: potential and challenges, Sari-Johanna Karpahaa; Dr. Helen Teijonen, University of Eastern Finland

14.00 Youth employment perspectives and entrepreneurial education using internship, Prof. Baiba Šavriņa, University of Latvia

14.15 Formal and informal barriers in cooperation, Kristīne Bērziņa, University of Latvia,

14.30 Developing a Customer Centric Journey Map: The Case study of Cambridge Venture Camp, Gundars Kokins, Riga Technical University

15.15 concluding discussions

Feel free to apply for conference by contacting

The conference will be an opportunity to share the experience delivering seminars, workshops, trainings, internships as well as research projects. Conference will involve Universities, incubators and star-ups to communicate potential and challenges in cooperation.

Conference will include also experience gained in POWER project. The project Placement Opportunities with Entrepreneurial Reach (POWER) aims to create modern, targeted and user-friendly ICT tools for effective placement management at European start-ups, allowing universities, incubators and students to connect at a local and cross-border level. University of Latvia is one of the 5 university which are taking part in this cooperation project as also 4 incubators and more than 50 associate partners. POWER is an EU-funded project under Erasmus+ Key Action 2 - Knowledge Alliance. If you are searching for placements apply here.