In cooperation with Aalto University Design Factory, we will offer 4 ICS students a great opportunity to take part in their course Product Development Project (PdP) to work remotely together with Finnish teams on product development projects initiated and sponsored by companies.

This 10 ECTS course will last throughout the academic year and will require constant input accordingly. Some supervision by ICS will also be provided. Whether the credits will be counted as optional credits or replacement of another course in your curricula will be decided on individual basis together with curriculum program managers.

What is this course all about?

Product Development Project (PdP) course is primarily aimed at students of engineering, industrial design, and business and whoever else is interested in product development. Most of the problems are given and sponsored by manufacturing companies, who are searching for innovative cooperation with the next generation of product developers.

Since 1997: More than 150 different sponsors, 300 projects and 2890 students have been part of PdP. A new set of around 16 projects are initiated every academic year. The results of these projects are presented to the public at the annual Product Design Gala in mid May.

Where will it take place?

Online and Finland. Selected ICS students will be expected to visit Helsinki twice – 8.-12. October to kick off the project and mid-May for final presentations. Transport, accommodation and daily allowance will be covered by ICS/Aalto University.

How to apply?

All students (MSc and BSc 3rd year) interested in product development are welcome to apply – send your profile (see example attached) to by September 12th. Add a few sentences why you should be picked.

We will announce the results by September 20th.