The talented young finalists will get together and prep for the finals during the months before Slush.
Check the important dates here:
Application period begins at noon (GMT+3)
Application period ends at noon (GMT+3)
Finalists will be revealed
Kickoff for finalists (live/video)
Individual coaching sessions (live/video)
Bootcamp and dress rehearsal in Helsinki
Research Pitching Competition final at Slush
Time until the final pitches 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.
Hosts & Partners
Research Pitching Competition by Slush & 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 by Kaskas Media's Skolar Team, who is focused on improving the careers of potdoc researchers – in close collaboration with Slush. The 100K Skolar Award prize is jointly funded by several Finnish research foundations.
Our funding partners in 2019 include:
Foundation for Economic Education
Helsingin Sanomat Foundation
Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation
The Paulo Foundation
Runar Bäckström Foundation
Tieteen tiedotus ry
Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation
Walter Ahlström Foundation
“Research Pitching Competition gave me a lot of confidence and helped me take a huge step forward in my career.”
Virpi Virjamo, winner 2016