Entrepreneurship and Innovation Services

Research group

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Services is a team of Development Services, which is directed by Soili Makkonen, Director of Planning and Development.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Services is an organisation of experts supporting and promoting the commercialisation of research findings and expertise emerging from the University of Eastern Finland. We work in cooperation with the university's research groups and business and industry in evaluating the commercial potential of research, and we facilitate knowledge transfer to support the birth of new business activities and entrepreneurship.

The services of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Services range from the promotion of innovation skills to invention disclosure activities, from the planning of commercially-oriented research projects to their implementation, from utilisation assessments of innovation ideas to the protection of immaterial property rights and technology transfer for commercial use. We also serve as a link connecting our researchers and aspiring entrepreneurs with business and industry, regional and national development and mediator organisations, and funders of start-up companies.

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