Research Pitching Competition 2019 opens in August

Timeline 2019

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

Aug

14

Application period begins at noon (GMT+3)

September

18

Application period ends at noon (GMT+3)

October

10

Finalists will be revealed

October

23

Kickoff for finalists (live/video)

November

5-6

Individual coaching sessions (live/video)

November

19-21

Bootcamp and dress rehearsal in Helsinki

November

22

Research Pitching Competition final at Slush

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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.

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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