Join Helsinki Challenge Pitch Nights 6–7 June and vote for a finalist

2017-06-06 18:00:00 2017-06-07 20:00:00 Europe/Helsinki Join Helsinki Challenge Pitch Nights 6–7 June and vote for a finalist Come to pitch nights and spur the Aalto-lead teams on into the competition final. One of the 20 semifinalist teams will enter the final by a public vote. http://www.aalto.fi/en/midcom-permalink-1e72fe62016eb202fe611e79110a38e72c548444844 Aleksanterinkatu 5, päärakennus, 00100, Helsinki

Come to pitch nights and spur the Aalto-lead teams on into the competition final. One of the 20 semifinalist teams will enter the final by a public vote.

06.-07.06.2017 / 18:00 - 20:00
University of Helsinki, Great Hall, Aleksanterinkatu 5, päärakennus, 00100, Helsinki, FI

The Helsinki Challenge science-based idea competition has reached the stage where five to seven teams will be chosen to the final by an international jury. However, one of the finalists will be chosen by the audience, so join the pitch nights to give your vote. The finalists will be announced on 19 June and the winner in November 2017.

The evenings cover the themes Sustainable planet and People in change and Urban future, which are also the UN's sustainable development goals the teams are working on to solve.

The Aalto-lead teams in the competition are:

  • Catalyst Supreme: Making the world emission-free with new catalyst materials
  • F-Factor: 'We’re developing a Tinder for urbanisation'
  • HeatStock: Use summer’s heat during the winter
  • Ioncell: We’re developing a new type of fiber out of Finnish wood
  • Pro Fibers: Finnish biomass keeps animals and forests healthy
  • Reconfigure Mobility: A network that makes traffic sustainable
  • Senior Cognitive Booster: Tackling elderly people’s cognitive challenges using virtual environments
  • Wave Farmers: Our sensing device would help sustain a healthy soil ecosystem

Time and venue on both nights: 6–7 June 2017 at 18–20, University of Helsinki, main building, Great Hall, Aleksanterinkatu 5, Helsinki

Registration and background information per night:

Live stream:

You can follow the pitch nights via Helsinki Challenge's YouTube channel, if you are unable to attend the events.

Voting, when following the event via the live stream:

Here are the voting instructions via a text message

  1. You can vote for your favourite Helsinki Challenge team and pitch during the Helsinki Challenge Semifinal Pitch Nights 6–7 June.
    The voting starts on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at 6 p.m. (UTC+03) and ends on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 7.55 p.m. (UTC+03).
  2. Vote by texting the number of your favorite team to number (e.g. if you want to vote for team number five, write a text message with only number 5) +358 45 7396 0300.
    The price of one text message is the texting cost of your cell phone plan. You can vote only once from one cell phone plan.
    You’ll see the teams, their numbers and the day they are pitching below.
    Please, note that you can vote for Wednesday’s teams already on Tuesday and vice versa!

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Helsinki Challenge is a science-based idea competition and one of Aalto University's Finland 100 projects. The competition themes are people in change, sustainable planet and urban future, challenge the teams to create solutions for global problems, which affect all of our lives.

The competition is organised by University of Helsinki, Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics, University of Eastern Finland, University of Jyväskylä, University of Oulu, University of the Arts Helsinki, University of Turku, University of Vaasa and Åbo Akademi University.