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Y Science 2023
An official side event of  Slush for Life Sciences

Helsinki, Finland, Messukeskus
November 30th 2023, 12.00-16.30

Y Science is an event that brings together the curious scientific community and the business world to inspire concrete action and contribution to the society in the field of life sciences.

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Attendance is free-of-charge, but requires registration. Registration to Y Science 2023 will open in the fall, so save the date!

"Y Science is one of the best events to get in touch with a diverse set of the top-notch researchers and science-based startups from the Nordics."


—  Michael Lütolf, Creathor Ventures



Y Science 2023 will take place on November 30th, 12.00-16.30, in Messukeskus, Siipi room 101AB (Messuaukio 1, Helsinki). 

The event program will be available here in the fall and it will include three sessions:

  • Health & Pharma

  • Food Systems

  • Environment

Looking for more science-based events during Slush? Check out UNICORNER!

UNICORNER is an official side event of Slush organized by Helsinki Innovation Services (HIS). 

Pitch Competition

Pitching Competitions

Are you already on the path of turning your discovery into action? Our pitch-competitions are for you!


In 2023, Y Science will host two pitching competitions:

  • Health Pitching Competition

  • Food Systems Pitching Competition


All finalists will receive pitching training from experienced communication specialists before the event, as well as a ticket to attend Slush and the opportunity to showcase their idea to potential investors on November 30th.


The winner of each competition will be granted a 5,000 euros prize to take their exciting idea further!

Why Science

Why Science

We're here to bring forth the value of science-based business, and encourage scientists to embrace a different way of thinking about impact. Y Science invites all those enthusiastic about life sciences and commercialization of research for a moment of mutual enlightenment.

The event, now at its sixth edition, originates from a collaboration between 
Slush and HiLIFE from the University of Helsinki. This year the event will be organized in collaboration with Finnish Forest IndustriesHealth Capital Helsinki, and Viikki Food Design Factory.


On November 30th, join us for a journey of discovery. Our path will pass through scientific breakthroughs, possibilities for concrete action and tasty teasers of what you can do with your skills if you just set your mind to it.

The event is one of the official side events of Slush, the biggest startup conference in the Nordics.

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