Our themed incubator programmes, aimed at teams who have already crystallised their idea and are ready to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey, offer tailored, personalised support to selected teams to ensure that their idea can reach its full potential and be unleashed on the world.
NEXUS — Deep Tech, AI & Sustainability

For those striving for a Deep Tech & AI-enabled sustainable future, NEXUS is the place to turn crystallised solutions into entrepreneurial journeys. Personalised guidance & support, international networks, world-class mentors and experts — all to guarantee your success.

SPARK Finland & Health Incubator Helsinki — Health & Pharma

Our Health & Pharma incubator journey differs slightly from others. Once teams have crystallised their idea, we encourage teams to first apply to the SPARK Finland programme before continuing on to the Health Incubator Helsinki programme for a fully fledged development journey.

More information about both can be found from the Health & Pharma incubator page. The call is currently open for Health Incubator Helsinki until the 31st of March, and the next call will be for SPARK Finland in May 2024.

Biosphere — Bio & Circular Economy

For those working for global solutions, the Viikki-based Biosphere is an incubator programme to harness their bio- and circular economy solutions for the benefit of the globe. Come develop your business and join like-minded entrepreneurs, mentors, and change-makers.

Applications for the third programme are currently open! Apply by 1 May for a programme that will run from May to November, 2024.

TREMOR — Society, Education, Wellbeing, Communities & Law

For those shaking up the societal status quo, TREMOR is the place to cause shockwaves by taking well-defined solutions and work on turning them into entrepreneurial reality with support & mentoring tailored to their change-making needs.

The call for the third TREMOR programme is now open, apply by 17 April! The programme will run from 6 May to 11 December.

VFDF Germinator — Food Systems

The Viikki Food Design Factory's Germinator programme is an incubator for motivated food systems innovator teams who need a nourishing environment to see their ideas grow to maturity. With already one successful batch of teams having flown the nest, VFDF is looking for its next entrepreneurial seedlings.

Offering coaching from dedicated industry experts, as well as facilities to test and develop products and networking opportunities to help bring their ideas to the next level, Germinator guarantees its participating teams all of the necessary conditions for success.

Applications for the 2023-2024 batch are currently open until 15 May!

Doctoral Researcher

Participating in a incubator programme can be included in your transferable skills studies under the course code PHD-313 for a total of 8 ECTS. Please request a certificate of attendance upon completion of the pre-incubator programme, and contact for credits registration.