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Finnish professor visits PUCRS

Pekka Abrahamnson discussed software startups

13/12/2017 - 08h25

Pekka AbrahamnsonPekka Abrahamnson, an Information Systems professor and researcher from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland), took part in a variety of activities that included lectures and informal talks at the School of Computer Science and at the Science and Technology Park (Tecnopuc). Dr Abrahamnson also taught a course on software startups to the Graduate Program in Computer Science. The event was offered in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the School of Computer Science.

In Abrahamnson’s view, both PUCRS and Tecnopuc offer a unique environment for aspiring entrepreneurs. Rafael Prikladnicki, Tecnopuc’s director and School of Computer Science professor, goes on to say that Finland, in addition to being the birthplace of Spotify, is also a reference in education. “This makes his visit even more relevant since it is in line with all the things PUCRS is keen to address today and which are the foundations of the University’s strategic position: innovation and development”, claims he.

Dr. Abrahamnson finished his visit to Porto Alegre at a public pitch, in English, delivered by the graduate students as a shark tank, which was the final assignment of the course on “Software Startups”. The activity was streamed live on Tecnopuc’s channel on YouTube.