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Y Science 2024
An official side event of Slush for Life Sciences

Helsinki, Finland, Messukeskus
November 20th 2024

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.


Attendance is free-of-charge, but requires registration.

"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


Highlights 2023

Read the story of Multivision Diagnostics: Y Science Health and Pharma competition winner

Dive into Food Systems pitching competition: Germinator teams on stage

Sustainable wood-based innovations: A review from Y Science co-organiser, Finnish Forest Industries (in Finnish)

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 hosted three pitching competitions:


All finalists received pitch 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.

Applications for Y Science pitching competitions 2024 will open in the fall. 

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 originates from a collaboration between 
Slush and the University of Helsinki. In 2023, the event was organized by 
HiLIFE together with Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd.Finnish Forest IndustriesHealth Capital Helsinki, Viikki Food Design Factory and Aalto University.


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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