Start-Ups Rising from Academia Networking Event

    Did you come up with an excellent tech idea but you wonder how to take the next steps?

    Do you want to meet like-minded scientists and get motivation for your innovative work?

    Have you heard about Entrepreneurial Hub Konttori?

    Are you interested in listening (success)stories from the spinoffs rising from Turku academia?


    Come and join this Thematics TeamUp networking event where you will hear how to succeed in the startup world and to get motivation and gentle push for taking the big leap towards entrepreneurship. You will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and to find people who can support you on your startup path. Join us to network and get invaluable insights into the latest developments!

    We will update the program when we get more startups along:


    Register to the event by Wednesday 3 May


    Start-ups Rising from Academia

    Thematics TeamUp event hosted by FTDS and HDDD

    Monday 8 May 13:30-16:30
    Workshop meeting room, Joki Innovation Centre 3rd floor, Turku



    13:30        Mix and mingle with snacks and drinks

    14:00        Welcome words
                      Jaakko Järvi, FTDS chair
                      Jyrki Heino, HDDD chair

    14:10         Key-note talk: The story of CardioSignal – Transforming science into health tech business
                      Mikko Pänkäälä, Precordior Oy
    14:30         Q&A

    14:40         Support and motivation for researchers with great ideas
                      Marjo Pihlavisto, UTU support services for research based spin-offs
                      David Oliva, TUAS approach to launch innovations
                      Tom Palenius, Turku Business Region title TBA
    15:10         Q&A

    15:20        Five-minute talks by spin-offs raising from Turku academia
    15:40        Q&A

    15:50        Mix and mingle with snacks and drinks

    16:30        Event ends