Y Science 2018-Official-side-event-logo-white.

Y Science 2021
An official side event of  Slush for Life Sciences

Helsinki, Finland, Messukeskus
December 1st 2021

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.

  • Facebook - Y Science 2018
For the latest updates, please join our facebook event

"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


We are building the 2021 program for Y Science. Stay tuned for more updates!

Y Science 2021 will take place on December 1st, 2021, 12.00-16.00, in Messukeskus, Helsinki, and the event program will be divided into the following sessions, each with its own pitching competition:

  • Health and pharma

  • Biotech, synbio, and sustainability

  • Foodtech and agritech

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mark Daly, Director - Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki

  • Anna-Maria Henell, CEO - Disior

  • Perttu Koskinen, VP of Innovation, Discovery and External Collaboration - Neste

  • Outi Mäkinen, CTO - Nordic Umami Company

  • Eljas Jokinen, CEO - Soilfood Oy

Throughout the event we will also reserve time slots dedicate to networking, so our audience can have the possibility to connect with other Y Science attendees and set up meetings using our matchmaking app. Moreover, since the event will have a hybrid format, attendees will also be able to follow the event remotely and schedule online meetings.

Registration to the event will open at the beginning of November.


Pitching Competitions

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


In 2021, Y Science will host three pitching competitions, one for each of the main sessions in the program:


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 December 1st.


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


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 forth edition, originates from a collaboration between 
Slush and HiLIFE from the University of Helsinki. This year we take it one step further and we welcome SynBio Powerhouse, Health Capital Helsinki, and Viikki Food Design Factory as co-organizers.


On December 1st, 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.