Terkkoscope – week 22

The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the amount of online content even further. News, webinars and online events are bubbling from all sources. Much needed tips on how to live with the situation are pouring in from various channels. To provide this information to our readers, we have now picked a few that we consider the most relevant, interesting, or thought-provoking.

Events

In the likely event of remote work continuing for a while, we hope you can liven up your work weeks with some inspirational online meetups with other professionals.

Eurostars matchmaking event | May 27th and September 9th

Eurostars is funding international innovative research-based projects. Now they are arranging this two-fold matchmaking event for R&D-performing SME’s to help them take a step into international business and find partners. Virtual meetings will be held on May 27th and physical meetings on September 9th in Ghent, Belgium. All you entrepreneurs within the domain of medtech, health, life sciences biotech and agrotech, go register to this free-of-charge event for matchmaking, pitching and loads of new and useful information.

The One Initiative: Nordic Impact Business Summit | September 17th

If you consider your company to be among the most promising impact companies in the Nordics, then this is the one for you! Find out if The One Initiative feels the same and fill the application for Nordic Impact Business Summit. Chosen startups and scaleups will be connected with a variety of international investors and introduced to other opportunities. Apply before June 1st!

Sneak peek ihan.fi | June 11th at 2pm

Sitra is initiating the world’s first fair data economy platform! This online event will give you a sneak peek of the ihan.fi toolbox of the future data economy in practice. Fair data economy is a Finnish-led initiative giving the people control of their data while simultaneously allowing businesses to access larger pools of data. Seems fair. The tools and demo applications will be compiled to the one-stop shop – ihan.fi.

Opportunities

New opportunities just keep on coming. Up next we have a selection of calls for applications for funding as well as an awesome preseed program!

BII

Bioinnovation Institute PreSeed program

This is an opportunity for academic research projects with commercial potential to sprout their wings and to turn the project into a business. Bioinnovation Institute will assist with the take-off and you’ll be landing into a vibrant environment at the institute’s facilities in Copenhagen. This flexible program allows you to explore the entrepreneurial route without completely abandoning the academic environment. Sound good? Final call for applications on June 4th.

DIGI-B-CUBE – open call

Small and medium enterprises with a focus on health, medicine, biotech, IT or biopharma, this call is for you! It’s DIGI-B-CUBE calling you to apply for equity-free funding through DIGI-B-CUBE vouchers up to 60 000€. Submit your application before July 29th.

Research to business funding

Business Finland is funding research-to-business projects in public research organizations. For the selected projects, Business Finland is able to fund 70% of the total costs. Apply before September 16th!

EUREKA Clusters joint AI-call

Projects in the AI domain are now called to boost the productivity and competitiveness of the European industries. Take the call before June 15th.

News & Articles

Here we are again providing you with reading material for the week – these articles are definitely worth reading!

Covid dogs’ nose knows

Finnish Covid dogs can differentiate urine samples of COVID patients from urine samples of healthy individuals according to preliminary tests. The results require confirmation, but in the future canine scent detection could be utilised to identify infected individuals. These medical scent detection dogs really have a nose for diseases – they have previously worked with identifying cancer types.

Business Finland’s AI-powered Dealflow enables companies to meet international investors online

Dealflow Finland is Business Finland’s online service, where companies and international investors can register and contact each other. It is open to all Finnish companies with a finished product or a competitive innovation. An artificial intelligence feature is added to the service making it easier to find best matching companies. More details explained in the press release.