What do researchers need to know when commercializing their work into a venture-backed business? How do venture capitalists evaluate spin-offs, and what are the common pitfalls researchers make when leaping into the business world? And most importantly: how do you build a successful business once you're established?
Business Finland is proud to partner with Finnish VC firms for the 4th annual Science Startup day to answer exactly to those questions. We invite researchers across Finland to join us for a day of workshops, networking with VCs and peers, and a chance to refine your pitch.
10:00 How to make an impact, Maija Lönnqvist, Industrial Counsellor, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Case Onego Bio Oy, Chris Landowski, CTO and Co-founder
10:25 Young Researcher Entrepreneur Award 2022, Tuomas Olkku, Kaute foundation
10:35 Panel discussion 'To dare or not to dare – A giant leap from research to an entrepreneur', host Lotta Partanen, Manager, VTT LaunchPad
Panelists: Awarded Young Researcher Entrepreneur 2022, Saara Rissanen, CTO, Adamant Health Oy, Martti Forsell, researcher, Flow Computing, VTT
11:00 Workshop session
14:30 Reverse pitching
Science Startup Day is organized by Business Finland together with Voima Ventures, Nordic Ninja VC, Lifeline Ventures, Metsä Spring, Maki.vc, Nordic Food Tech VC, Butterfly Ventures, Icebreaker.vc, Wave Ventures, VTT Launchpad, Aalto University and Kaute foundation.