The Official Slush Science Track Opening Event

November 29th at 17.00-22.00 at the Päivälehti Museum.


Doors open at 17.00 in the heart of Helsinki, Ludviginkatu 2-4

From 17.30–18.15 parallel discussions from real-life risk-takers:

1. How not to take stupid risks? Case Pyongyang

Researcher Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä, angel investor Moaffak Ahmed and professor Alf Rehn organized and hosted the first ever startup-week in the capital of North Korea.

2. How to accelerate risk-taking between science and business?

Entrepreneur and food scientist Reetta Kivelä created a real-life fairytale out of Pulled Oats. Swedish investor Nicklas Bergman has funded 10 science-based startups and the magnificent Marja Makarow transforms academia from the inside.

18.15 Food and drinks accompanied by tunes of DJ’s Neurosiivut Tixa and Vilunki

19.00 Sneak peek to Slush Science Track.

Slush keynote speaker, The Germ Guy Jason Tetro gets roasted by Rowland Manthorpe from Wired magazine and Liisa Mayow from Kaskas Media.

19:30–20:30 Skolar Award Semifinals.

Ten three-minute pitches from postdocs around the world. The best of them get a chance to win 100 000 euros for purely research-purposes. Why? Because all innovations are based on science.

21.00 Announcing and celebrating the finalists for Slush.

Get to know the semifinalists here!

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