Start-Ups Rising from Academia Networking Event


May 8, 2023    
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


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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
Henri Muurimaa, Eduten Ltd
Isabella Pönkkä and Nellie Inkinen, Pure LuminescenceTechnologies Oy
15:40        Q&A

15:50        Mix and mingle with snacks and drinks

16:30        Event ends