Apply to Slush science pitching competition

This year at Slush, 100 000 euros will be handed out to the postdoctoral researcher or their group who presents the most interesting research idea.

The largest startup event in the Nordic countries gives science and research a chance to shine. Slush Science track is organised on 29 Nov–1 Dec 2016, consisting of an opening event in the Science Centre Heureka, the science pitching competition held on Slush’s pitching stage, and keynote speeches from scientists.

The main prize of the science pitching competition, the Skolar Award, is 100 000 euros and will go to a postdoctoral researcher or their group who presents the most interesting, novel research idea. The international competition is open to all branches of science.

Semi-finalists will receive training for creating their pitch presentations from Kaskas Media, an agency specialising in research communication. The Slush Science Track is made possible by seven Finnish foundations and associations: Duodecim, Tieteen tiedotus ry, the Foundation for Economic Education, the Paulo Foundation, the Runar Bäckström Foundation, the Walter Ahlström Foundation, and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. A jury appointed by the foundations will select the participants for the science competition.

Last year’s Science Pitching competition, organised as a trial, took virus researcher and competition participant Vincenzo Cerullo’s career in a surprising direction. His presentation on Slush’s stage lead to him being contacted by a financier, and now a company as well as a research team composed of the best experts in the field have formed around his idea.
“Scientists can’t discover things for the sake of discovery. If we want to change the world, we have to disseminate our findings. For me Slush was a way to do that”, he recalls.

The application period is open on 14 Oct–3 Nov 2016 at

More information:
Slush Science Track:

Contact details:
Accountable Manager Annina Huhtala, [email protected], tel. +358 40 827 6032
Project Manager Annina Lattu, [email protected], tel. +358 50 345 4173

  • Published:
  • Updated:
URL copied!

Read more news

Kristo Ovaska, Kauppakorkeakoulun Vuoden Alumni 2022
Appointments Published:

Kristo Ovaska is the Alumnus of the Year 2022 of the School of Business

‘There is a great deal of demand for wide-ranging competence in the labour market,’ says Kristo Ovaska
Aalto University_question mark in the snow
Campus, University Published:

Napping pods and energy saving - welcome to participate!

Wellbeing on a Sustainable Campus event brings together campus main themes in sustainability, energy saving, and also all campus users wellbeing.
People with laptops having a meeting around a table.
Studies Published:

First time manager training gives guidance for new supervisors, team leaders and project managers

Students will find out what kind of skills and knowledge a person starting in their first managerial position should have.
Follow @aaltowellbeing on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook
Campus Published:

Follow @aaltowellbeing on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok!

Stay up to date on research-based information, events and services on wellbeing and inclusion at Aalto University by following @aaltowellbeing on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.