Building a model of cross-border collaboration between universities and businesses, supporting student entrepreneurship, startups and SME cooperation.


TWIN CAMPUS project focuses on expanding the competitiveness of cooperating regions, by creating suitable conditions for the development of technology and knowledge-based companies, in cooperation with local universities and businesses. Project activities will form ways to encourage their modernization and internationalization as well as the commercialization of university-based technologies.

The results are turned into university-based pilot services for the companies and to create a strategy for the talent attraction to connect companies’ needs and individuals in the cooperating regions.
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XAMK’s role in the project

Xamk is the responsible partner for WP2 and the main activities are:

  • benchmarking of the relevant international experiences on Green Campus and Sustainable Solutions and networks
  • development the strategic papers and road-maps for university-industry cooperation
  • organizing the networking events involving key stakeholders, including local authorities and industrial partners, and SME

More info

Nicole Javanainen
Project Manager
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Tel. +358 44 702 8564


Jade Hirvonen
RDI Specialist
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Tel. +358401676918

The work packages of the project

WP1. Administration and Dissemination

WP2. Benchmarking and Strategy

WP3. Business to University collaboration

WP4. Technological intervention to SMEs

WP5. Networking and Talents attraction

Xamk participates actively also to the other Work Packages:

In WP3, Xamk opens up its new Kotka campus planning and development to cross-border university-business cooperation in order to allow fruitful innovation services experiments which form the basis of future Twin Campus services for business partners.

In WP4, Xamk harnesses its strategic spearheads, relevant knowledge bases, and key RDI projects for piloting new services for SME development, in particular, modernization and internationalization of SMEs.

In WP5, Xamk’s extensive domestic and international networks are used as forums and channels of talent attraction.


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01.06.2019 - 30.11.2021


Administrator: ITMO Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Partial implementers: JSC Saint-Petersburg Technopark; St. Petersburg Foundation for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development; South-Eastern University of Applied Sciences, Xamk; Cursor Oy, Kotka-Hamina Regional Development Company

Fields of expertise: Creative Industries Digital economy
XAMK research centers: luovat alat


Total budget: 1 008 632 €

XAMK part of the total budget: 223 998 €

Financiers and main source of funding: South-East Finland - Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020

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