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Aalto University’s creative industry pre-incubator program is calling for applications

In March 2022 Aalto University launched the Aalto Digital Creatives pre-incubator program which aims to help creative industry students, researchers and practitioners on their path towards entrepreneurship. The call for applications is open until 14.2.2023.
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The Aalto Digital Creatives program is looking for students, researchers and practitioners with a creative industry background and a business idea where creativity meets digital technology. The deadline for applications is on the 14.2.2023 and the program runs from March to June.

During the 13-week program the participants will learn how to develop and protect their business ideas, get opportunities for expanding their networks and practice how to deliver excellent pitches for different audiences.

The business ideas could be inspired by, but are not limited to the following topics: 

  • new methods and formats for audiovisual storytelling 
  • technology enhanced art, design, and entertainment 
  • augmentation of human creativity through computational methods 
  • creation of novel interactive experiences 
  • platforms for and by the creative industries

Applications are accepted from individuals or teams. Previous business experience is not required. The selection process evaluates the business idea’s potential for further development, the solution it provides and how it shapes a sustainable future.

The Aalto Digital Creatives program is part of the Campus Incubators network formed by seven higher education institutions and supported by the City of Helsinki. In Aalto University the program is coordinated by Aalto Startup Center and Aalto Studios.

For more information about the program visit the Aalto Digital Creatives website or apply by filling out the application form. Aalto Digital Creatives team welcomes everyone interested in the program to join the next afterwork event. 

Aalto Digital Creatives afterwork – Entrepreneurial mindset in the creative industries

Aalto Digital Creatives program continues the series of open afterwork sessions and warmly welcomes creative industry students, researchers and practitioners to join the next event.

To find out more about the program, join the Aalto Digital Creatives afterwork event and info session on Tuesday 24.1.2023.
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