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Programs

From thinking
to action

Idea competitions, challenges and accelerator programs on a multitude of topics – something for everyone. Get ready to develop your problem-solving skills, get creative and put your knowledge into action!

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Participation is always free! On top of that, we often reward the best ideas at the end of each program.
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We have programs for both team and individual applicants. Individuals will be matched with others, to create new teams.
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You don’t need experience to get experience. When it comes to getting accepted to our programs, it’s your motivation what counts the most.

Upcoming programs

Hack for Society

When & where:
22.1.–25.3.2022, in person and online
Application:
Politicians 14.9.-> / Students November 2021
Language:
Finnish
Open for:
Politicians, students and researchers

Hack for Society tuo päättäjät, tutkijat ja opiskelijat saman pöydän ääreen ratkomaan tieteellisen tutkimuksen tunnistamia yhteiskunnallisia ongelmia. Uudenlaiseen yhteistyöhön hyppäävät tiimit kehittävät viiden viikon aikana konkreettiset toimenpide-ehdotukset ajankohtaisiin ongelmiin ja kehittäen samalla omaa asiantuntemustaan ja rakentaen siltaa politiikan ja tieteen välille. Haku aukeaa pian!

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HELSEED

When & where:
Sept-Nov 2021, online
Application:
Workshop sign-up opening in the autumn of 2021
Language:
English
Open for:
Entrepreneurs, students, researchers and HELSEED teams

To break down barriers to entrepreneurship, we proudly present to you: HELSEED workshop series, autumn 2021 edition. Delivered with a logical progression, these workshops contain all the things you need to consider when taking your business idea to the next level. The workshops are organised in collaboration with the University of Helsinki, as a part of the wider HELSEED program.

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Terkko Health X

When & where:
Oct-Nov 2021, online
Application:
September 2021
Language:
English
Open for:
Early-stage teams

Terkko Health X is an ambitious early-stage accelerator program for health and life science teams with the potential to reshape the industry. You’ve got an idea – Terkko Health X provides you with the right skills and services to take that concept into the market. Sign up for the waiting list here or read more about the program by clicking the button below!

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Recurring programs

HELSEED

HELSEED

since 2020

Organized together with the University of Helsinki, this entrepreneurship program encourages students to turn their ideas into companies. Early-stage funding of up to 50,000 euros is offered to the most promising ideas.
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4UNI

4UNI

since 2015

Our flagship program 4UNI challenges students and graduates of all fields to harness their academic knowledge to solve current societal issues – whilst trying on the hat of an entrepreneur.
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Mutiny

Mutiny

since 2018

Mutiny is an accelerator program for early-stage teams, which have a socially or environmentally impactful business idea. This is a chance to find mentors, funding, and break through!
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PsyHack

PsyHack

since 2017

The first psychology-themed challenge in Finland, inviting people to develop concrete solutions to the most current problems recognised on both individual and community levels of our society.
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Robot Uprising

Robot Uprising

since 2017

Europe's biggest hands-on robotics challenge where gaming, puzzles and storytelling are all combined. Robot Uprising brings together people to program, design and build robots to compete in epic arenas.
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Terkko Health X

Terkko Health X

since 2019

Terkko Health X is an accelerator program for health and life science teams with the potential to reshape the industry. The program provides the tools and mentors to help get concepts into the market.
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Having a fear of commitment?

Are you unsure whether you have what it takes to take part in the bigger programs? We know you've got it. Still, to get more comfortable with the challenge you can start off by coming to free events which are organised in our spaces.
Check out the event calendar here!
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