Oct 10 Skolar Award Team
Yang Bai’s research idea aims to create a multi-functional material that can turn any renewable energy such as solar energy as well as thermal energy and kinetic energy into electricity. This could be much more advanced and efficient than any other single-functional energy generator, such as solar panels.
Amber Geurts sees that the conversation around AI is limited and we need more varied perspectives. Amber wants to bring computer scientists and graphic designers together to create understanding of how an emerging technology is constructed, shaped and understood in real-time to inform public discourse.
Sandra Jernström’s research idea strives to find a new kind of treatment to cancer by analysing not just the type of cancer but the composition of the tumour. That way patients could get more personalised treatment and faster results.
Joosu Kuivanen wants to tackle the plastic problem in the world. His research idea is about exploring the microbes that degrade plastic, so that it could be used as a protein source. The core of the idea is a bioprocess, which converts plastics into protein.
Elina Marttinen is a researcher and psychologist, whose research idea is to explore the factors affecting young people’s identity building. Marttinen wants to research the formation of youth’s identity and find out why the youngsters in Finland are so lost?
Foivos Perakis’ research idea combines investigations of water both in molecular and societal level. Perakis wants to find out if cryo-desalination, separating water and salt by freezing, could be a potential way to ensure clean and safe water in the Nordics.
Ulrike Pfreundt wants to 3D print coral reefs to support marine ecosystems. Her research idea is to create artificial reef structures by 3D printing and that way find out which aspects of the surface structure are necessary for the coral reef to grow. Pfeundt’s idea bridges digital architecture and marine ecosystem restoration.
Ville Pihlajaniemi thinks cellulosic sugar could be one solution to the food crisis our planet is inevitably facing in the future. Pihlajaniemi’s team aims to make wood cellulose digestible for humans and test its nutritional potential.
Only 42 days to Slush! Whoah. It’s time to stop for a minute and tell you a bit more about who are our main partners we teaming up with to build the 2018 edition of Slush, and most importantly – why. We can proudly state that Slush in not only an event but a showcase […]
Ever wondered what goes on in a VC’s head? Jenny Gyllander’s Instagram account, Thingtesting, combines both of her identities – that of a fervent brand aficionado and that of a VC working for a community-driven seed stage fund. What’s the result? Visually compelling, comprehensive brand reviews from the both. We had a chance to chat […]
Time to introduce you to the last batch of startups we’ve selected for Slush’s Global Impact Accelerator Program of 2018. You can check out the previous posts here. All GIA startups share the same important mission: to offer truly sustainable solutions for emerging markets. That’s where the similarities end – companies come from a wide […]
PayPal made its biggest acquisition ever earlier this year when the company acquired Swedish fintech company iZettle for $2.2 billion. The deal was Europe’s biggest tech acquisition since Supercell’s stake changed hands from Softbank to Tencent in 2016. PayPal COO Bill Ready takes the Slush stage together with iZettle founder Jacob de Geer. When asked […]
Big news for all you music tech enthusiasts! Too often, it is engineers or developers discussing the big questions of music technology, not the artists making the music. That’s why we are bringing two music business professionals around the same table to talk about the possibilities the emerging music tech scene brings with it. Please […]
We’re continuing our series of intros of startups selected for GIA 2018: the aim of the program is to bring the startups attempting to impact on people’s lives and communities in emerging markets forward. How can you fight youth unemployment via an app? How to make giving birth safer at low cost? These, amongst many […]
In December, a compact village full of tech heads, startups and investors emerges from nowhere in the Convention Center of Helsinki. This village has a distinct visual identity and a vibrant social community. Inside the village, one can visit a district of startups, enjoy a food market with all-encompassing options to suit all taste buds, […]
We’ve just selected more startups to be featured on the Slush GIA 2018 program with the big mission of offering sustainable solutions to – well, everything. These startups are sponsored by International Trade Center, Sais Programme (SAIS), BioFISA II Programme and Serbia Innovation Fund. These funding organizations have one goal in common: to develop and […]
September 27, 2018 — Slush Tokyo 2019 was officially kicked off at Intersect by Lexus. The official launch party for the next Slush Tokyo was celebrated with overflowing food and drinks, a Slushified Lexus LC500h and hours of networking. The party was opened by Slush Tokyo’s new lead duo Haruka Furukawa and Natsumi Kakishima as […]
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