Open Calls- Apply to Aalto Startup Center’s Programs

At Aalto Startup Center, we are working on full speed for our open calls of our various programs! Our programs all have various calls. Don't miss the numerous opportunities for startups, mentors, and investors.

Open Calls to Startups:

  • Urban Tech Helsinki deadline to apply 28.08.22
  • Aalto Digital Creatives deadline to apply 11.09.22
  • ESA BIC Finlanddeadline to apply 21.09.22
  • Aalto Startup Center’s Business Generator main program (early-stage startups, deep-tech and research to business cases) – applications open all yearIf you are unsure which of our programs is suitable for your idea, please apply to our own Business Generator program and our team will help you.See more details below and contact now directly the responsible person of the program

Aalto Startup Center’s Benefits

🍀Zero equity taken
🍀Entrepreneurial environment within
A-Grid and Aalto University community
🍀Access to global early-stage investors
🍀Access to talent pools in Aalto University
🍀Access to Startup Center premises 24/7
🍀Possibility to participate in strategy events (i.e. Slush, Arctic 15)
🍀Possibility to raise awareness in our communication channels

Tailored group and 1-to-1 coaching:
🍀Ongoing coaching
🍀Regular workshops & trainings

Experienced advisors available:
🍀Full-time Aalto business advisors
🍀130+ external mentors

€250K+ worth of free startup tools and services:
💛Server room with support
and consultancy
💛Google Cloud Partnership
💛Amazon Cloud Partnership

You ONLY pay a fixed monthly fee (+success fee). If you have questions contact our team and apply.

We accept applications throughout the year so make sure you check our our website to apply and for further information. From Ideas to Impact®.



Urban Tech Helsinki  call ending on August 28 2022

Urban Tech Helsinki is an incubator for clean and sustainable urban solutions. We help startups turn their business idea into a growth-oriented startup that focuses on solving the challenges of modern cities.

We are located in Maria01, in Helsinki and Aalto University campus, Espoo, Finland.

We will interview the selected startups between September 6th and 11th. Batch3 will be starting with an onboarding day on September 27th.

For more information contact directly Kaisa Ahonen or Ari Seppänen.
Apply through the website.

Apply to Aalto Digital Creatives call by September 11th 2022

The Aalto Digital Creatives pre-incubator program is tailored to help creative industry students, researchers and practitioners to develop their ideas into sustainable businesses.

🌸Your idea for business could be in one of the following topics, but is not limited to these:
💫 new methods and formats for audiovisual storytelling
💫 technology-enhanced art, design, and entertainment
💫 augmentation of human creativity through computational methods
💫 creation of novel interactive experiences
Program starts in the end of September.

🔗 Don’t miss our Info session on 30th August at 11:30-12:30, Aalto Startup Center lounge, 1st floor A-Grid, Otakaari 5A. We will be serving coffee and sandwiches. Reserve your place by registering to the event.

For more information on the program and how to apply ➡️ visit our webpage


Deadline for application for Space startups: September 21st.

If you are a startup that has unique or undiscovered space connection, ESA BIC Finland is here! Not only do startups receive incubation funding, but also receive relevant support from our experts in all areas including asset, business, and solution development.

From all industries, we are looking for early-stage startups which:
🚀Utilize space technology on Earth (satellite images, positioning, maps).
🚀Develop new innovative products, materials, or services suitable for the space industry and other relevant topics of space tech.

Deadline for our application Autumn call is September 21st, 2022. For more info contact Kimmo or Natalie. Read more about the ESA BIC Finland application.