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what’s in
it for me?

Urban Tech Helsinki offers a
possibility up to 36 months of
incubation, depending on your needs
and your progress in the program.

3rd call opens in summer 2022.
Incubation starts in September 2022
at the Maria 01 startup campus.

What are the application criteria?

  • You have an established company under 3 years of age with at least two founders working full-time
  • Your company is based on strong technology with a scalable business model
  • You have an MVP, proof-of-concept or a validated concept
  • You can commit to the incubation process in Helsinki, Finland, organised in a hybrid model online and onsite in 2022. We start with an 8-week onboarding period for each batch.

What do we offer?

  • Contribute to smart, clean and sustainable city challenges
  • Connect to Aalto University, University of Helsinki and Metropolia UAS research, networks and infrastructure
  • Test your product in real environments on platforms and testbeds in Helsinki and beyond
  • Participate in matchmaking with RDI organizations, relevant corporations and other startups
  • Explore funding opportunities with our advisors and specific tools

What are the benefits for your startup?

  • Free-of-charge. No equity taken.
  • Flex desk membership at Maria 01
  • 1+1+1 year Aalto Startup Center Business Generator program based on your needs and progress
  • A comprehensive 8-week onboarding period with events twice a week
  • An in-debt incubation program with 1-to-1 coaching, mentoring, and training
  • Access to piloting with Testbed. Helsinki and other city platforms
  • Networking with city of Helsinki, universities, and partners
  • Connections to +100 business mentors of our partners
  • Access to startup tools, innovation development tools and methods
  • Marketing and PR support with professional help in your startup’s communications and showcasing our startups during Slush, Arctic15 and other major startup events.
  • Visibility in Helsinki’s startup ecosystem and the program’s international collaboration network of cities, universities, and corporates

Get in touch

Ari Seppänen

Business Advisor

Kaisa Ahonen

Project Manager

Maria 01 Startup Campus

Lapinlahdenkatu 16
00180, Helsinki,