Kotka is situated in Finland, two hours from Helsinki. The city has been struggling to attract and retain its labour force, entrepreneurs and students.
What happens, when a City that does not have a traditional University takes a radical approach to creating the learning environment of the 21st Century?
The City of Kotka has a vision of building a radical learning concept, that is now attracting talent and companies as well as partners like MIT Sloan management school and Cranfield University to join. Globally, we are witnessing the global higher education space being disrupted by radical learning programmes, such as the Singularity University and Draper University in the United States.
How can a city take a lead – by adapting “an empty canvas” approach – in taking learning away from the classroom setting into concrete problem solving?
Jouni will talk about how to make a small town disadvantage into an advantage, using leadership and disrupting status quo.