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

Running from May 6th to June 15th 2022, our Kumpula-based programme is an accessible environment for all who want to learn how to turn their Deep Tech, AI and Sustainability ideas into reality.

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

Terkko Health X - Health

Taking place in autumn, Terkko Health X is a great place for early-stage health innovators to take their first steps in changing the world and improving our collective health. Terkko Health X is our most venerable pre-incubator with the 2022 batch being its 4th, and the programme is powered by Helsinki.

Applications will open in autumn, and more information will be released in summer.

Circulator 1.0 - Circular Economy

As nature winds down in autumn, our Viikki-based Circulator 1.0 pre-incubator for Circular Economy invites everyone wanting to take action for the planet to come learn how to plan solutions not just for the next season, but for the future.

Applications will open in autumn, and more information will be released closer to the start of the new academic year.

SÄRÖ/FRACTURE - Society, Education, Communities & Law

Convening all those in the broader University of Helsinki community with a passion for building better societies, 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 will open on August 28th, and the programme will take place from 29.9.-25.11.2022.

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 will open in August, and the programme will run from the 1st to the 3rd period of the 2022-2023 academic year