Explore FinnAgora

FinnAgora is an independent organization operating in Hungary and is located in the building of the Embassy of Finland in Budapest. The main goal of the institution is to raise the presence of Finnish artists, scientists, and economic and social actors in Central Europe.

We would like to invite you to an online event:

Future Bites: Collaboration Between Higher Education and Business Sector

18th November 2020, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Speakers will represent both Hungary (Péter Szakál, Enikő Koppány) and Finland (Ilja Riekki, Jere Wessman).

Ilja Riekki is the Head of Impact and Partnerships at AaltoUniversity. Ilja has been previously working in consulting, trade, and exportin Shanghai, education exports, and professional training at the Chinese market and with the food and retail market in Finland. His goal is to integrate entrepreneurship education to different disciplines and programs and to find the best practices and methods to facilitate the learning of entrepreneurial, innovation, and design skills within students.

Jere Wessman is a Creative Director at Demola Global, a global innovation challenge platform that the University of Szeged has joined in 2018. Jere is responsible for Demola’s co-creation process enabling the creation of unique discoveries and developing creative confidence in participants. Jere would like to spread the word about Demola and all benefits that a company can gain through this platform. With hundreds of projects behind him, he is considered a high-level Demola facilitator who has an intermediary role connecting students and industry partners.

Péter Szakál is the Director of Education at the University of Szeged. He is responsible for academic affairs and focuses on improving our students’ experience while attending the University. His recent activities helped him explore key aspects of the student journey from the first year, their expectations, retention, and employability perspectives.

Enikő Koppány has been working as a Business Development Team Leader at the University of Szeged. She has a proven track record in innovation management and promoting entrepreneurship among students and researchers. She is responsible for coordinating the SZTE Virtus BusinessCatalyst program and bringing the players of the local start-up and innovation ecosystem closer together.