The talented young finalists will get together and prep for the finals during the months before Slush.
Check out the important dates here:
Application period begins
Application period ends
Finalists will be revealed
Skolar Award kickoff for finalists (live/video)
Individual coaching sessions (live/video)
Bootcamp and dress rehearsal in Helsinki
The Skolar Award pitching final at Slush
Skolar Award in brief
Skolar Award is a research pitching competition for postdoctoral researchers organised in collaoration with Slush. The competition is open to 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, on 5th of December 2018. The winner will receive 100 000 euros for her/his research.
Hosts & Partners
Skolar Award is a truly collaborative effort. The concept of Skolar Award belongs to Kaskas Media, a Helsinki-based science and research communications agency. The final pitching event is produced in collaboration with Slush. The project and its 100K prize is funded by several Finnish foundations.
This year's partners include: Foundation for Economic EducationHelsingin Sanomat FoundationThe Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation The Paulo FoundationThe Runar Bäckström FoundationSaastamoinen FoundationWalter Ahlström Foundation
“Skolar Award gave me a lot of confidence and helped me take a huge step forward in my career.”
Virpi Virjamo, Skolar Award 2016 winner