ICT Project Office

theFIRMA is a student-centered project office in Turku University of Applied Sciences. We work closely with companies on various different projects.

Services

Here's What We Do

Let's discuss your project.

We’d love to hear from you!

About Us

The Way We Operate

theFIRMA is a project office established in 2015, originating from a combination of previous project offices that started in the early 2000s. In theFIRMA, the work is done in the same way as in real company, mainly in customer and R&D projects. We employ over 100 students in over 50 varying projects, including website and software development, testing, requirement specifications, and creating marketing materials. The students working in theFIRMA are fast learners. They earn credits for their work, and the more motivated ones can be hired as student project managers.

The quality of their work is ensured by our student project managers, student CEO and the staff of Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Helpdesk

Citizen's Helpdesk / KITT

Citizen’s Helpdesk (also known as Kansalaisen IT-Tuki, “KITT”) is part of theFIRMA. It is located in the ICT building on the 1st floor, providing free computer-related help, guidance and training for all people living in Turku.

The services are available from Monday to Wednesday from 10am – 4pm without the need for an appointment, from Thursday to Friday only with an appointment. Device maintenance is handled on a first come, first served basis.

Our services are focused on software repairs and personal guidance. Hardware issues will be diagnosed and we will attempt to fix them. If new parts have to be bought, we will guide you in how to get your device working again.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram! @kansalaisenittuki

Students
Opportunities For Students

Student, we have a wide range of interesting projects to develop your skills in! It’s possible to specialize in Software Engineering and Project Management through theFIRMA, or it is also possible to do project work through an internship, thesis work or elective studies. We are mainly staffed by ICT engineering students and IT BBA students. Students from other fields are also quite welcome to take part in the activities. Join our awesome team!

Projects

Funded Projects

A project funded by the EU that promotes the careers and well-being of entrepreneurs over 55 years of age. The aim is to provide digitalization, business expertise, and new networks to improve the competitiveness of companies.

A project funded by the Finnish National Agency for Education where a tool for gamification of existing cultural diversity related material is being created. The aim of the project is to develop a game for the use of multicultural education for 4th to 6th grade children in schools, as part of civics education.

A project funded by the EU where projects are implemented through benefiting from digitalization, gamification, and data management. We emphasize fast, agile, and experimental solutions.

A project funded by the EU which aims to improve the digitalization of small and medium-sized enterprises, instilling group behaviors and conduct which will enable the powerful implementation of a digital business unit, along with enhancement of cooperative service paths to the benefit of enterprises.

A project funded by the EU which aims to improve the digitalization of small and medium-sized enterprises, instilling group behaviors and conduct which will enable the powerful implementation of a digital business unit, along with enhancement of cooperative service paths to the benefit of enterprises.

In the DaaS (Open Data as a Service) project, open data and digitalization utilizing collective operating model is being created. Utilization of open data has many hidden business possibilities. Services created with open operating models can be the next success story of Finland. The utilization of open data in the company level operations is however still in the beginning phase.

ICT Project Office

theFIRMA is a student-centered project office in Turku University of Applied Sciences. We work closely with companies on various different projects.

Here's What We Do

Websites

Applications

Marketing Materials

Mappings & Requirement Specifications

Testing

Trainings

Let's discuss your project.

We’d love to hear from you!

The Way We Operate

theFIRMA is a project office established in 2015, originating from a combination of previous project offices that started in the early 2000s. In theFIRMA, the work is done in the same way as in real company, mainly in customer and R&D projects. We employ over 100 students in over 50 varying projects, including website and software development, testing, requirement specifications, and creating marketing materials. The students working in theFIRMA are fast learners. They earn credits for their work, and the more motivated ones can be hired as student project managers.

The quality of their work is ensured by our student project managers, student CEO and the staff of Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Citizen's Helpdesk / KITT

Citizen’s Helpdesk (also known as Kansalaisen IT-Tuki, “KITT”) is part of theFIRMA. It is located in the ICT building on the 1st floor, providing free computer-related help, guidance and training for all people living in Turku.

The services are available from Monday to Wednesday from 10am – 4pm without the need for an appointment, from Thursday to Friday only with an appointment. Device maintenance is handled on a first come, first served basis.

Our services are focused on software repairs and personal guidance. Hardware issues will be diagnosed and we will attempt to fix them. If new parts have to be bought, we will guide you in how to get your device working again.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram! @kansalaisenittuki

Opportunities For Students

Student, we have a wide range of interesting projects to develop your skills in! It’s possible to specialize in Software Engineering and Project Management through theFIRMA, or it is also possible to do project work through an internship, thesis work or elective studies. We are mainly staffed by ICT engineering students and IT BBA students. Students from other fields are also quite welcome to take part in the activities. Join our awesome team!

Funded Projects

  • EntreFox
  • Pelimo
  • Inside the Box
  • hotpotato
  • TRY OUT!
  • Open DaaS

A project funded by the EU that promotes the careers and well-being of entrepreneurs over 55 years of age. The aim is to provide digitalization, business expertise, and new networks to improve the competitiveness of companies.

Read more →

A project funded by the Finnish National Agency for Education where a tool for gamification of existing cultural diversity related material is being created. The aim of the project is to develop a game for the use of multicultural education for 4th to 6th grade children in schools, as part of civics education.

Read more →

A project funded by the EU which aims to improve the digitalization of small and medium-sized enterprises, instilling group behaviors and conduct which will enable the powerful implementation of a digital business unit, along with enhancement of cooperative service paths to the benefit of enterprises.

Read more →

A project funded by the EU where projects are implemented through benefiting from digitalization, gamification, and data management. We emphasize fast, agile, and experimental solutions.

Read more →

A project funded by the EU which aims to improve the digitalization of small and medium-sized enterprises, instilling group behaviors and conduct which will enable the powerful implementation of a digital business unit, along with enhancement of cooperative service paths to the benefit of enterprises.

Read more →

In the DaaS (Open Data as a Service) project, open data and digitalization utilizing collective operating model is being created. Utilization of open data has many hidden business possibilities. Services created with open operating models can be the next success story of Finland. The utilization of open data in the company level operations is however still in the beginning phase.

Read more →

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theFIRMA office

Turku University of Applied Sciences,
ICT-City, Joukahaisenkatu 3 20520 Turku,
2nd floor, B2028
 
thefirma@edu.turkuamk.fi
+358 44 9072 080

Citizen’s Helpdesk

Turku University of Applied Sciences,
ICT-City, Joukahaisenkatu 3 20520 Turku,
1st floor, C1046
 
kansalaisen.it-tuki@turku.fi 
+358 50 5985 313