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Aalto University partners with Business Technology Forum

Business Technology Forum is inviting higher education institutions to join its Partnership Community. The second partner to join is Aalto University from Finland.

The Business Technology Standard is an industry best practice and an open source management framework to plan, build and run information technology. It was developed in cooperation with more than 50 leading Nordic companies and public sector organisations and has been in wide use since 2009.

In 2020, the Standard is celebrating its tenth anniversary.  To celebrate this milestone Business Technology Forum, the non-profit organisation facilitating the Standard, is strengthening its cooperation with the academic world.

Previously this year King’s College London from the UK has joined the Business Technology Partnership Community. Now, the second partner to join is Aalto University.

“By constantly improving and furthering digitalisation, we aim to empower and support everyone in the Aalto community. The Business Technology Standard has brought structure, clarity and easiness in delivering this. I see this partnership community as an opportunity to share, support and learn from our peers in achieving successful, digital transformation together across the wider community”, says Sari Vehtari, Head of CDO Office at Aalto University.

Katri Kolesnik, the Head of Business Technology Forum, warmly welcomes Aalto University to the Partnership Community.

”The first Business Technology Partnership Community event taking place on the 8th of October has been received with interest among many of the leading higher education institutions in the Nordics and the UK. I strongly believe the University Partnership Community for Business Technology Standard development will help the higher education institutions to use technology in a smarter way with best-fit practices and operating models adapted for their use.”

“I am in particular excited about Aalto University being the forerunner in Finland, as they have a very ambitious goal of becoming a leading European university in digitalisation research and practice within the next few years”, Kolesnik says.

The Business Technology Standard is available at

Interested in joining our community or hearing more about the Standard?

Lotta Koskimies, Partnership Liaison Officer


Tel. +358 50 342 5555

Katri Kolesnik, Head of Business Technology Forum


Tel. +358 40 352 3623