What is it?
Urban Tech Helsinki is an incubator for clean and sustainable urban solutions. We help you turn your business idea into a growth-oriented startup that focuses on solving the challenges of modern cities.
Our goal is to turn fresh innovations into successful, international businesses. We are a part of the vibrant Helsinki startup ecosystem, with corporate and investor partners in search of sustainable urban solutions. Solving global challenges is a business opportunity worth billions of euros – and it’s well worth taking.
Got an idea? We help you make it real.
We offer an incubation program for early-stage startups and pre-incubation for idea-phase teams for the following areas:
· Sustainable construction
· Smart mobility
· Urban food
· Clean energy
· Circular economy
· Waste management
· Urban well-being
What’s in it for me
Urban Tech Helsinki offers a possibility up to 36 months of incubation, depending on your needs and your progress in the program. 2nd call opens in early 2022. Incubation starts in Spring 2022 at the Maria 01 startup campus.
What are the benefits for your startup?
- Free-of-charge. No equity taken.
- Flex desk membership at Maria 01
- 1+1+1 year Aalto Startup Center Business Generator program based on your needs and progress
- A comprehensive 8-week onboarding period with events twice a week
- An in-debt incubation program with 1-to-1 coaching, mentoring, and training
- Access to piloting with Testbed. Helsinki and other city platforms
- Networking with city of Helsinki, universities, and partners
- Connections to +100 business mentors of our partners
- Access to startup tools, innovation development tools and methods
- Marketing and PR support with professional help in your startup’s communications and showcasing our startups during Slush, Arctic15 and other major startup events.
- Visibility in Helsinki’s startup ecosystem and the program’s international collaboration network of cities, universities, and corporates
What else do we offer?
- Contribute to smart, clean, and sustainable city challenges
- Connect to Aalto University, University of Helsinki, and Metropolia UAS research, networks and infrastructure
- Test your product in real environments on platforms and testbeds in Helsinki and beyond
- Participate in matchmaking with RDI organizations, relevant corporations and other startups
- Explore funding opportunities with our advisors and specific tools
See why you should join Urban Tech Helsinki!
Application period is open until February 28th! Apply here!