Innovative Solutions in Deep Tech, AI & Sustainability are Invited to Apply to the 2nd Round of NEXUS

After a successful first run, the mentor-driven 6-month incubator for solutions in Deep Tech, AI, and sustainability returns to help innovators pave the way to a brighter future.

The Helsinki Incubators team is proud to open the call for the second round of the University of Helsinki’s NEXUS incubator programme. Powered by the city of Helsinki, the goal of the programme is to provide a platform for motivated researchers, innovators, and aspiring entrepreneurs to focus on learning the relevant skills and making the necessary connections to maximise the potential of their solutions, and scale towards international markets.

The backbone of the programme will be a carefully curated network of mentors and corporate partners representing key industries. Each team will be matched with mentors whose personalised guidance and support they will get to rely on throughout the programme and beyond. In addition to mentor meetings, participants will attend weekly in-person workshops, lectures, and other events where relevant topics will be covered in-depth. These sessions will also act as opportunities for teams to connect, co-work, and collaborate with each other – a valuable part of building community and motivation.

Project manager Andrès Archila is excited get back to helping people develop ideas into viable businesses: “I am excited to provide our teams with the tools, resources, and guidance they need to succeed. I am also looking forward to working with a diverse group of individuals and learning from their unique experiences and perspectives. Watching our teams grow and develop their businesses is incredibly rewarding to me, and it motivates me to continue providing the best possible support.”

Apply by 13 August

NEXUS invites teams (of a minimum of two individuals), with well-defined solutions in the fields of Deep Tech, AI & sustainability to apply to the programme by 13 August. Teams may consist of members of the University community (i.e. students, researchers, staff or alumni), but all residents of the Helsinki metropolitan area are warmly welcome to apply. Take a look at the teams of the previous batch here! The programme will begin on 21 August and run for six months, during which active, on-site participation is expected of all teams. Come join a passionate community of innovators dedicated to solving the complex issues of our time. If you are interested in joining NEXUS, apply here!

For more information on NEXUS and the application process, see the programme webpageFor any questions about the programme, contact project manager Andrès Archila at, or through LinkedIn. For matters regarding mentor & corporate collaboration, contact senior manager of global corporate partnerships Alfonso Gutierrez at or through LinkedIn.