Join us in HEL


A Nordplus funded intensive programme (IP) taking place in Helsinki 2021. Work on a real life client project, solving the client case by testing solutions in just five days.

The five day Sprint challenge

The Design Sprint is a five-day process for solving problems and testing new ideas. SPRINTINHEL follows the SPRINT process invented in Google by Jake Knapp and explained in his best selling book Sprint.

Monday: Map

On Monday, you make a map of the problem.


Tuesday: Sketch

On Tuesday, each individual sketches solutions.


Wednesday: Decide

On Wednesday, you decide which sketches are strongest.

Thursday: Prototype

On Thursday, you build a realistic prototype.

Friday: Test

On Friday, you test that prototype with five target customers.

Friday: Present

Finally present your results.

Generating New Ideas. Solving Big Problems

A client will be chosen for the Sprint and students will solve a problem the client is currently grappling with.

Kick off: Due to the Coronavirus restrictions SPRINTINHEL will be a virtual sprint carried out online in spring 2021.








Students’ Work

Our students work hard over the week, developing ideas, coming up with solutions to difficult problems and presenting their recommendations to the client.

Learning diary blog

Each student group creates a learning diary blog of their learning experiences during the week.

From Our Students & Client Companies

We have organised other Nordplus IPs around entrepreneurship and innovation and here is what our student & clients had to say about the experience.

“We gained real knowledge in understanding how business actually works, how to use the Lean Canvas and to come up with innovative solutions.”

Student Nordplus Lean Startup IP Iceland

We gained lot of innovative ideas and business models for our goal of encouraging increased sustainability in the North-East of Iceland with better utilization of resources and increased knowledge of how the community, the environment and economy can function together.

Albertina Fr. Eliasdottir

General Director, Eimur Iceland

Academically the course has raised my interest in many aspects of business innovation and market segmentation principles.  A total eye opener

Student Nordplus Lean Startup IP Iceland

I was impressed with the students review of our business and recommendations on how Lean Startup methodologies could aid our business to grow and enter international markets.

Miks Balodis

CEO , Miks Balodis

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Join us in HEL

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