Smart Everything
A Collaborative Process – 2nd edition

23 February 2023

Smart Everything – A Collaborative Process is a RUN-EU Short Advanced Programme (SAP) jointly coordinated by the Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) and the Polytechnic of Cávado and Ave (IPCA).

Co-creation has proven to be one of the most successful ways to generate value, enrich consumers’ experiences, and ultimately create products that seamlessly solve real problems sustainably and ethically.

During this SAP, the makers (IT students) and the marketers (business students) will enhance their understanding of multiple viewpoints and expertise by rethinking the practice of design, development, and consumption, to create a more collaborative process.

Students will explore how new technological developments, interconnectedness, and product development with visual programming and AI, IoT, or AR are applied.

They will be able to get in touch with the sectoral applications of digital development, responsive devices, automation, and optimisation, establishing a connection between these technologies and business methodology and opportunities.

This SAP aims to understand the business and development power of a cross-functional perspective, finding tools, attitudes, and work strategies that they can take with them into their academic and professional lives.

The programme includes one mobility week in Portugal, and online periods for teamwork activities.

From 11 April to 12 May 2023

Face-to-face week
From 9-12 May at the Polytechnic of Cávado and Ave (Portugal)

Mode of delivery

Language of instruction

ECTS credits

Academic recognition
To be defined by each home institution.
In general, most students will have the SAP certified in their diploma supplement, as a minimal condition.

Eligible participants
All RUN-EU degree students

Proposed learning outcomes

At the end of this Short Advanced Programme, you will be able:

  • to learn how to identify business opportunities in the field of sustainability, digital technologies, and products and how to produce them quickly and successfully.
  • to understand how visual programming is used with agile methods in business application creation.
  • to acquire skills to collaborate in a multidisciplinary horizontal project in an international and multicultural environment.
  • to get familiar with the specifics and industry requirements (smart products).
  • to practice industry standards when setting evaluation indicators (OKRs).

How to apply
Fill in the application form

Deadline for applications
13 March 2023

Selection criteria
Background, motivation and objectives.


HAMK, Finland
IPCA, Portugal

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