Read & Learn

Here we have put together a selection of great thoughts by Research Pitching Competition team and jury members. If there's anything we didn't put on this page, please don't hesitate to contact us at me@skolar.fi.

The Great Conflict – How to Rank Research Ideas?

20.8.2018

How is it possible to compare proposals coming from different branches of science? Professor Anu Koivunen, a Skolar Award preliminary jury member, says it’s a tough task.

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Here is the preliminary jury of Research Pitching Competition by Slush and Skolar

27.6.2018

These 12 academic superstars from different fields of research will review and rank the Skolar Award applications.

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This is what Research Pitching Competition by Slush and Skolar 2018 is all about

7.6.2018

Discussions on the postdoc’s role in society, multidiscplinary events throughout the year, a more communal Skolar Award experience. Read the guiding ideas behind Skolar Award 2018!

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Why to pitch? Postdocs in Stockholm share their thoughts

4.6.2018

Skolar Award went to Sweden to meet with young researchers. Postdocs in Stockholm think pitching is a skill worth having.

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Watch all the Competition pitches at Slush 2017

3.3.2018

Wondering what it’s like to pitch your research idea at the Slush stage? Here are all the amazing pitches by last year’s Skolar Award finalists! If you wish to join them, go wild and apply here.

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5 facts about Research Pitching Competition by Slush and Skolar

27.9.2017

A research pitching competition at a startup event? How’s that a thing? It’s time to bust some myths about Skolar Award at Slush.

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Timeline 2019

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

August

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

“Professional tutoring, great team spirit, prize worth of trying, and very rewarding way to apply for funding.”

Martti Kaasalainen, Research Pitching Competition 2017 finalist