Research Pitching Competition 2019 coming soon

Timeline 2018

The talented young finalists will get together and prep for the finals during the months before Slush.
Check out the important dates here:

May

15

Application period begins

September

17

Application period ends

October

10

Finalists will be revealed

October

31

Skolar Award kickoff for finalists (live/video)

November

14-15

Individual coaching sessions (live/video)

December

2-4

Bootcamp and dress rehearsal in Helsinki

December

5

The Skolar Award pitching final at Slush

What is Research Pitching Competition?

Research Pitching Competition by Slush & Skolar is a call for wild and ambitious research ideas. The competition is open to postdoctoral researchers from all around the world and from all fields of research. The finalists of the competition will get a free pitching training and will present their pitches in front of the academic jury at the biggest startup conference in the Nordics, Slush. The winner will receive 100 000 euros for her/his research.

Read more.

Skolar Award

Hosts & Partners

Research Pitching Competition by Slush and Skolar is a truly collaborative effort. The concept was born in the brains of Kaskas Media, a Helsinki-based science communications agency. The final pitching event is produced in collaboration with Slush. The 100K Skolar Award prize is jointly funded by several Finnish research foundations.

In 2018 partners included: Foundation for Economic EducationHelsingin Sanomat FoundationThe Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation The Paulo FoundationThe Runar Bäckström FoundationSaastamoinen FoundationWalter Ahlström Foundation

Read more about our partners.

“Research Pitching Competition gave me a lot of confidence and helped me take a huge step forward in my career.”

Virpi Virjamo, winner 2016