Impact Accelerator

Develop your research idea together with the University of Helsinki Research Services. Join the 2 months program with 7 contact days. Let’s accelerate together your research idea!

PRE-REGISTRATION for the Impact Accelerator Program Autumn 2017

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BOOST YOUR FUNDING, IMPACT AND BUSINESS COLLABORATION

Impact Accelerator

To whom?

  • Research teams’
  • Post-Docs
  • Experienced researchers
  • University of Helsinki stakeholders (you can be from another university, just make sure one of your team members is from the University of Helsinki)
  • To researchers who want to get know-how for impact of research and business collaboration

Entry-requirements:

  • Participation to the Impact Clinic. See the Impact clinic schedule and registration
  • Persons/teams attending the accelerator must have a new research idea. It could be from any research field.
  • Good motivation to accelerate the new research idea.

Benefits:

  • Personal face-to-face support to develop your teams’ new research idea towards a project.
  • Tools to prepare funding proposal to Tekes, Horizon 2020 and Strategic Research Council.
  • Methods to identify stakeholders and end user needs.
  • Platform for matchmaking and co-design.
  • Peer reviewing & support – learning from others.

Program for spring 2017:

  • See the schedule of the whole accelerator program
  • Program consists guest speakers, practical working methods, contacts with stakeholders and personal face-to-face support.
  • Program runs every Wednesday from 15th of March to 3rd of May 2017 (except 19th of April there is no contact day). Program has 7 contact days during the time-period of 2 months. See detailed schedule below (each day 9:30–12:00 AM, last day is face-to-face contact day and the time is agreed with each team).
  • Program is done together with the Helsinki Innovation Services (HIS).
  • Program is free of charge and free coffee/tea is served on each contact day.
  • Venue of the program is Helsinki Think Company (Center Campus, Vuorikatu 5, Helsinki).

 

RECOMMENDATIONS
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RECOMMENDATIONS

“I liked the accelerator because our research ideas were approached from various perspectives (business, rights and responsibilities, funding etc.) I was also happy to get to know people who can probably help me later. I was surprised how much our university supports new business ideas.”
-Feedback from the researcher who participated the Impact Accelerator, Spring 2016

 

“It was a good experience, I learned a lot and gained motivation.”
-Feedback from the researcher who participated the Matchmaking Event of Impact Accelerator, Spring 2016

 

“If you feel that your research might have some commercial value and you want to get the best out of it, this accelerator program could be useful for you.”
-Feedback from the researcher who participated the Impact Accelerator, Spring 2016

 

“It nicely presented several useful services for researcher but also some aspects that I never thought about.”
-Feedback from the researcher who participated the Impact Accelerator, Spring 2016

 

“Presenting a research idea needs multidisciplinary input and multidisciplinary feedback. The accelerator sessions are providing this forum.”
-Feedback from the researcher who participated the Impact Accelerator, Spring 2016

 


PRE-REGISTRATION for the Impact Accelerator Program Autumn 2017