About Us

Aalto Startup Center is a hybrid accelerator offering its own services, and includes ESA BIC Finland and EIT Urban Mobility. Aalto Startup Center has an excellent network and is shaping a sustainable future.

World Top 5 University Business Accelerator in 19/20

We are a hybrid accelerator

Aalto Startup Center is a hybrid accelerator participating and leading international incubator and accelerator programs. In 2020 we served over 40 companies in our programs, and in 2019/20 Aalto Startup Center was ranked as World Top 5 University Business Accelerator by UBI.

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ESA Bic Finland is a part of our hybrid accelerator

In 2020, ten of Aalto Startup Center’s companies focused on space technology within the ESA BIC Finland program, here.

EIT Urban Mobility is a part of our hybrid accelerator

In 2020, five of Aalto Startup Center’s companies focused on creating liveable urban spaces within the EIT Urban Mobility programme, here.

We are an entity of excellent networks

Aalto Startup Center is firstly part of Aalto University, a multidisciplinary university, where science and art meet technology and business.

Other important partners in our network include Business Finland , Sitra, venture capitalists, business mentors, entrepreneurial associations, governmental sections, municipalities, various universities and other academic institutions, including high schools.

Why do we collaborate?

Aalto Startup Center’s network can facilitate and support ideas through research, contacts, know-how, and funding. This network cycle enables our collaborators to grow, develop, sell products, and thus create jobs, tax revenues, and ultimately economic growth on a national level. Hence, the network is later replenished with ideas and know-how of its own.

We are shaping a sustainable future

Aalto University’s future is built upon a foundation of high-quality research, education, impact and shared values: responsibility, courage and collaboration. We have adopted a living strategy tailored for a world in motion. Our purpose, values, and way of working define our long-term direction. We choose development areas and actions that best drive us towards our purpose. As a community, we proactively and continuously re-evaluate these choices. You can read more about our strategy and vision on Aalto Univeristy’s website, here. One of the milestones for Aalto University is to create a sustainability-driven accelerator program for Aalto Startup Center (2021).