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.
Compass - Deep Tech, AI & Sustainability

For those mapping a new sustainable path with AI & technology, Compass, our Kumpula-based programme, will return in Autumn 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.

The call for the for the 3rd batch will be open from 14 August to 27 September and the programme will run from 6 October to 30 November.

HealthX - Health

Empowering the Future of Health, HealthX offers early-stage health entrepreneurs a place to take their first steps in changing the world. HealthX is our most venerable pre-incubator with the 2023 batch being its 5th.

The call for the 2023 programme is now closed.

Circulator - Circular Economy

For those disrupting linear thinking, Viikki-based Circulator, 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 call for the for Circulator 3.0 opens 14 August. Be sure to apply by 27 September, and get ready for an intense programme from 6 October to 30 November!

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.

SÄRÖ/FRACTURE returns for its 3rd edition in autumn 2023, with a call open from 14 August to 27 September. The programme will start on 6 October and conclude on 13 December.

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.