Pre-Incubators
Our themed Pre-Incubator programmes offer short, low-barrier of entry spaces for teams and individuals who want to hone their basic entrepreneurial competences & take their first steps towards turning their ideas into action.

The goal here is to help you turn your idea into reality, be it by supporting you in starting your journey, or by exploring other ways to increase the impact of your idea.
Quick facts
Compass - Deep Tech, AI & Sustainability

For those mapping a new sustainable path with AI & technology, Compass, our Kumpula-based programme, will return in Spring 2023 as an accessible early-stage environment for all who want to find a way to turn their Deep Tech, AI and Sustainability ideas into an entrepreneurial reality.

Applications for the 2022 batch are now closed. Stay tuned for more information for our 2023 edition!

Terkko Health X - Health

For those innovating to improve our collective health, Terkko Health X offers early-stage health entrepreneurs a place to take their first steps in changing the world. Terkko Health X is our most venerable pre-incubator with the 2022 batch being its 4th, with the programme running from September 24h to November 4th.

Applications for the 2022 batch are now closed. More information about the 2023 batch will be published in the new year.

Circulator 1.0 - Circular Economy

For those disrupting linear thinking, Viikki-based Circulator 1.0, an ideas-to-solutions programme, gives a place to define problems and test solutions within Circular Economy. Apply for a 360˚view of the field & learn how to join the community working to tackle sustainability issues large & small.

The programme will run from the October 14th to December 8th. Applications for this year's programme are closed, but there are still open sessions you can register for and take part in. More information on the programme's page.

SÄRÖ/FRACTURE - Society, Education, Communities & Law

For those wanting to create a better society, our City Centre-based SÄRÖ/FRACTURE pre-incubator will provide all the knowledge and tools you'll need to bring forth the change you want to see.

Applications for the 2022 batch are now closed. More information about the 2023 programme will be revealed in the new year.

VFDF Pre-Germinator - Food Systems

The Viikki Food Design Factory's Pre-Germinator programme is uniquely designed for Master's level student innovators in food systems. The programme first offers an introductory course on the basics of innovation, followed by a hands-on course where selected participants will have the opportunity to develop their ideas into reality with workshops, lab space, and expert advisors.

Applications for the 2022-2023 batch are now closed. More details on the next batch will be revealed in 2023.