Viikki Food Design Factory has two programmes for taking sustainable food system related ideas forward towards successful business, pre-Germinator and Germinator.

Pre-Germinator is a programme for University of Helsinki students to develop their ideas into innovations. Read more about the programme and related courses from the link below.


Germinator is a pre-incubator progreamme for productising and commercialising food system solution for researchers, graduating students and free agent innovators with promising inventions for food system transformation and profitable business. Read more about the programme from the link below.

Food SystemiCity

Food SystemiCity is a programme to facilitate business creation and to enable the transition into sustainable local food systems in cities and built environments.