Venturing Research Challenge (VRC)

Monday, January 30, 2017 to Friday, February 3, 2017

VRC provides a pathway for commercializing research by bringing together researchers and entrepreneurial minds in a fast-track business boot camp.

After successfully conducting the first ever Venturing Research Challenge, second edition of VRC is here. 30.1.-3.2. researchers from multiple fields will be working with students, entrepreneurs and other enthusiasts to elevate and commercialize their research. To outreach and benefit more people, theme of the event is kept open and multidisciplinary researchers will be accepted.

Center for Health and Technology, Tellus Innovation Arena and Business Kitchen, along with various partners, are working together to generate leverage for research by commercialization. VRC aims to provide a pathway for commercializing research by bringing together researchers and entrepreneurial minds in a fast-track business boot camp. For five days, they will be working closely together to come up with a prospective business idea out of research themes and results. Mentors, network, inspiration and necessary facilities will be provided throughout the event.

The VRC event starts with research pitching, familiarization of the researchers and other participants, and team building on Monday January 30th. From Tuesday to Thursday there are short sessions for task and tool introductions, mentoring and pitching coaching, but mainly time for the teams to work on their ideas. VRC culminates on Friday February 3rd with the final session, where the business idea pitches and award ceremony take place. Pitching coaching will be provided for researchers before the event.

Registrate to the VRC bootcamp here. Also, if you are interested in pitching your research, or partnering in the event in any other way, please contact Veera Virta.

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Last updated: 16.12.2016