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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 & ongoing

SÄRÖ/FRACTURE

When & where:
30.9-25.11.2022, Think Company City Centre
Application:
Closed
Language:
English
Open for:
Everyone interested in creating positive change

SÄRÖ/FRACTURE is a pre-incubator for those who want to change society and its institutions for the better and investigate just how great of an impact even the smallest of ideas can have.  With help from experts in sustainable entrepreneurship & social impact, the participants will learn how to take their skills and ideas into practice and develop them into something meaningful and valuable. The program is organized in collaboration with Helsinki Incubators.

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Circular Economy Sprint

When & where:
1-10 October + 25 October 2022 at Viikki Think Company
Application:
Closed
Language:
English
Open for:
Researchers, students, aspiring startups and entrepreneurs

In the Circular Economy Sprint you will work in multidisciplinary teams discovering the business potential in your academic knowledge. In this program you will have a chance to dive into the world of green entrepreneurship and gain concrete skills such as pitching and mastering the lean canvas. Circular economy experts from different fields will be supporting the participants during the Circular Economy Sprint. The end goal of the program is to endorse sustainable systemic change by encouraging new green business models.

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HELSEED workshops

When & where:
Apr-Nov 2022, online
Application:
Registration for fall workshops starts 14.9.
Language:
English
Open for:
Entrepreneurs, students, researchers and HELSEED teams

To break down barriers to entrepreneurship, we proudly present to you: HELSEED workshop series, spring 2022 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 organized in collaboration with the University of Helsinki, as a part of the wider HELSEED program.

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Terkko Health X

When & where:
24.9.-4.11. Terkko Health Hub
Application:
Closed
Language:
English
Open for:
Researcher, entrepreneur, innovator or undergraduate student

Terkko Health X – pre-incubator programme for health and life sciences is targeted towards early stage teams with ambition to create impactful solutions that solve real healthcare problems. You bring the ideas – we help you build up the right skills to take your health and life science concept into the market. The programme is free of charge.

Terkko Health X is co-organized by Terkko Health Hub.

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PsyHack

When & where:
9.-11.12.
Application:
Opening soon
Language:
Finnish
Open for:
Open for everyone interested in psychology based solutions

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. Join our waiting list to be the first one to apply!

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Recurring programs

Think Company Fund

Think Company Fund

since 2015

With the Think Company Fund, we provide financial support to promising early-stage teams that aim to make a positive impact on the world.
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Hack for Society

Hack for Society

since 2017

Program where researchers, politicians & students come together to solve problems identified by scientific research. Intention is to build bridges between policymaking & research, challenging traditional decision-making.
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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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HELSEED workshops

HELSEED workshops

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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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 a pre-incubator programme for health and life science teams with the potential to reshape the industry. The programme provides the tools and experts 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.
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