Join the movement

Marjukka Hourunranta

Just mad – and proud of it!

“You must be crazy, it takes at least two years to build something like this. And to do it with volunteers in a less than a year, without existing funding – what are you thinking of?”

Dementors are lurking: trying to press you down, kill initiatives, smash any new ideas, demotivate people who make and change things. Know what: get lost!

The Twinkle movement is rising: there’s a bright bunch of international people, who feel that there has been enough of wailing on this and that, so they put their act together and created a new concept, a platform for business life to discover the value of international competence and connections for growth. The Twinkle movement has this year produced a magnificent Twinkle 2015 -event, filling up Tampere Hall with 2 000 people: talents and businesses together reflecting companies’ challenges, talents utilizing their international competence and networks,  co-creating a brighter future together.

Yes, some 100 persons working crazy to build Twinkle 2015 are just that: crazy enough to jump into the deep end, because we do believe that bright businesses are made of bright people – and we have to work together in a new way to give a boost for growth, innovations and internationalization.

Don’t wait – come to Twinkle 2015 event in Tampere on 7-8 December 2015. We’re onto something big here, join the movement!

Marjukka Hourunranta


With a heavy heart

Published on
November 14, 2017
Twinkle Network

Despite the extraordinary effort from a dedicated team that fought until the end, we have to inform you TWINKLE 2017...

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TWINKLE 2017 is here!

Published on
August 1, 2017
Yacin Dehairi

Twinkle Association’s biggest event is here! And this time the theme is “Creativity and Innovation through Diversity”. At TWINKLE 2017 you will have the chance to interact with companies, organisations, talents, embassies and renowned speakers to network, dialogue, inspire, and do business in a new way.

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How diversity can be an engine of creativity and innovation

Published on
June 21, 2017
Imaneh Ameli

Diversity seems to be a buzz word in the business world these days, and scholars are talking about how diversity can boost the engine of a company in order to be more productive, creative and innovative. Before going further, let’s define diversity:

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Globelics Academy and Twinkle Association linking SMEs to markets in Global South

Published on
May 16, 2017
Mika Raunio

Internationalization and entering to foreign markets is not easy task to do for the small companies. Especially when target markets are culturally, institutionally, economically and geographically very distant in from the home base of the company. In other words, when they are currently fastest growing economic areas, in Africa, Asia or Latin-America, in “Global South”.

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What’s up, TWINKLE?

Published on
March 27, 2017
Viivi Savelius

It has been a while since our last blog post but TWINKLE is here full of energy and passion and will shine here more actively starting on now! Before telling about the plans that TWINKLE has for this year, let’s go quickly through what happened during the end of last year.

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