Conference outline


Sunday, 22 August 2010

19.00-22.00 Welcome reception at Kasarminmäki campus

Networking and refreshments at Kasarminmäki IT Campus sauna facilities, hosted by LUT Kouvola Unit. Kasarminmäki campus is located in the historical garrison area of Kasarmimäki, just 600m from hotel Vaakuna.

Please enroll at the same time with registration (Welcome reception) if You are going to participate in the event.


Monday, 23 August 2010

9.00 Bus leaves from conference hotel Vaakuna to the venue, Kuusankoski house

9.00-9.30 Registration and morning coffee

9.30-9.45 Welcome to Kouvola

Anne Piccolo, Head of International Affairs, City of Kouvola

9.45-10.00 Welcome to the seminar

Prof. Marko Torkkeli, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Kouvola Unit

10.00-10.30 Keynote

Dr. Martin Ihrig, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

10.30-11.00 Keynote 

Prof. Vladimir Platonov, St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance

11.00-12.30 First session

Presentations and comments.

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Parallel sessions

I. Second session of papers

Presentations and comments.

II. Special session (organized by Ministry of Employment and the Economy & LUT Kouvola, Industrial Management)

Urban-rural networks on innovation: How to step to the next level?

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.30 Third session

Presentations and comments.

16.30-16.45 Concluding notes and end of session

Transportation back to the hotel.

18.30-19.00 Short walking tour from Hotel Vaakuna to Upseerikerho

Expert guidance and information of Kouvola, Kouvola´s military history, culturally valuable Kasarminmäki garrison area and nowadays functions in the Kasarminmäki campus area.

19.00- Evening reception at Upseerikerho, Kasarminmäki campus

Dinner at Upseerikerho, "old military officer's club". Upseerikerho is located in the historical garrison area of Kasarminmäki, just few hundred meters from Hotel Vaakuna and city centre. Dinner and program is offered by the City of Kouvola.

Please enroll at the same time with registration ( Evening reception) if You are going to participate in the event.


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

National Innovation forum 2010

Hosted by city of Kouvola and Innovaatiot ja osaaminen -verkosto (Innovation and competence network), national innovation forum 2010 will be held in Kuusankoski house, Kouvola.

Program and further information (in finnish)



Further information: Sanna Tomperi,           +358 (0)5 353 0226,