Germinator programme
Germinator is Viikki Food Design Factory’s pre-incubator programme for food system transforming innovations. It offers testing facilities for the development of inventions towards minimum viable products, expert support and networks.

The programme started in autumn 2021 with the first batch of four teams selected from 15 applications. The mentoring program consists of weekly workshops for about five months. The teams pitched their innovation ideas in front of an expert jury and audience at the Y Science Slush side event in December 2021. After the end of the programme season, the teams will present the results of their work in front of investors and audience at the Germinator Demo Day in 2022 (date coming soon).

The first programme season company collaborators, who also provide mentoring to the teams, are Atria, Lantmännen, Oatly and Raisio.

The next call for teams is expected to open in spring 2022.

Germinator teams