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The Living Lab has been developed through national and international projects. Projects and the networks built through them contribute to our strengths and to the continuous development of our expertise in Laurea.


Maku or MALL in English (Multisensory approaches to language learning) is a project focused on codesigning innovative language learning solutions for learning Finnish related to the work life. Besides of our partners, the project’s stakeholders are employers, language learners, Finnish language teachers, and subject teachers in various service fields. The service fields we have working with include the health care, hospitality, and cleaning sectors.

So far, we have used qualitative research methods (individual interviews and focus groups), social design tools, and the living lab approach for finding out the stakeholder’s needs and codesigning solutions. We have already some outcomes, such as videos and publications, which you can find here on the website. Currently, we are testing games prototypes; however we are in various stages with the different stakeholders.

More information on MAKU project


The CeMeWE project designs ways to support the employment of immigrant women in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia. The goal of the project is to increase the employability of immigrant women through a jointly developed model that helps to overcome individual, social and societal barriers.

The project develops both individual and group coaching, training and mentoring to support access to work, and above all, listening to immigrant women, different ways to support their employment are planned and implemented. In addition to international cooperation, the project involves work with Finnish actors, such as municipal immigration services and various organizations.

The project will be implemented with Interreg funding (Central Baltic Programme) from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2026.

More information on CeMeWe project


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