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FOODTECH

PITCHING

COMPETITION

Viikki Food Design Factory

Germinator Programme

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Foodtech Pitching Competition @ Y Science 2021

Do you have a solution for a better food system?  This is your chance to get into the Viikki Food Design Factory Germinator programme and pitch your project at Y Science 2021!

Check here for more information on the Viikki Food Design Factory Germinator programme.

 

Through the program you will have access to:

  • Coaching by dedicated food innovation professionals with expansive experience in many fields

  • Laboratory experimentation and testing facilities at the Viikki campus

  • The chance to pitch your idea during the Foodtech Pitching Competition at Y Science

 

All finalists will meet possible investors, network with potential partners and experts in the fields of their solution, and also get a Slush ticket. The winner will be granted 5,000 euros to take their exciting idea further!

2021 Finalists

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Dmitry Gradov
Natinrec

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Fabio Valoppi
OleoFlow

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Panu Miettinen
CompactGrowth 

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Pauliina Piuhola
Mäsli

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Timeline

  • August: Applications open

  • September 20: Applications close

  • September 27 - October 3: Pitching of selected teams 

  • October 6: Selection of the finalists

  • October 10: Announcement of the finalists

  • October 11: Coaching starts

  • November 26: Final meeting regarding the pitching competition

  • November 30: Dress rehearsal of the pitching competition

  • December 1: Foodtech pitching competition during Y Science

  • December 2 - February 1: Further concept development and prototyping

JURY FOR SELECTION OF THE 2021 FINALISTS

 

  • Maija Tenkanen, Professor of Bioproduction Chemistry, UH

  • Juha Helenius,  Professor in Agroecology, UH

  • Jouni Lounasmaa, Chief Executive Officer, Startup Foundation

  • Liisa Kolehmainen, Sustainability Specialist, Oatly

  • Heli Töykkälä, New Business Manager, Raisio

  • Nina Tuomikangas, Innovation Manager, Lantmännen Group R&D

  • Reetta Kivelä, Professor of Practice, Viikki Food Design Factory, UH

  • Laura Forsman, Viikki Food Design Factory Manager, UH

  • Amanda Paananen, Business Collaboration Manager, UH

  • Hanna Tuomisto, Adjunct Professor, Sustainable Food Systems, UH

  • Anu Saranpää, Research and Development Director, Atria