Associated Partners

Associated Partners are regional and local authorities, businesses, and citizens who participate and contribute to both the Ulysseus long-term mission and to our regional development and to shape the future of the European Higher Education. They are involved in the co-creation and design thinking processes, in the plans and structures and in the programs of activities of Ulysseus.

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Within the City’s Economic Development division, leading a team of ten specialists focusing on innovation and startup ecosystem development in Helsinki and the metropolitan area.


The team works closely with higher education institutions, business incubators and accelerators, financiers and other public and private sector stakeholders, to provide the best possible conditions and growth opportunities for businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Student Union Helga is a public corporation defined in the Universities of Applied Sciences Act. It consists of the students of Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.


Helga’s purpose is to act as the bond for its students, promote their societal, social, intellectual and study-related interests, and their status as a part of the society. The Student Union also prepares students for an active, informed and critical citizenship

Our purpose is to inspire people about entrepreneurship, provide a platform for our members to grow and increase their professional network and business skills.


We do this by providing mentorship, running entrepreneurship related programs and hackathons, and producing various events.

The Finland Chamber of Commerce and 19 Chambers of Commerce throughout Finland work for the future and jobs, for Finland and the Finns. We have 21,000 member companies in a range of industries.

Our member companies account for approximately 50% of business turnover and about 40% of jobs in Finland. Our operations are governed by the Chamber of Commerce Act.

SAMOK represents university of applied sciences students in Finland. Our main focus is to advocate for UAS students’ rights both in Finland and in Europe.

The Women Entrepreneurs of Finland (Suomen Yrittäjänaiset) was set up in 1947. The goal of the Association is to promote the economic, social and operating conditions of women entrepreneurs. At present the Women Entrepreneurs of Finland has more than 60 member associations and over 5000 individual members. Almost 60 percent of members are sole entrepreneurs, 40 percent have employees. We have members fro all different fields of businesses.