When: November 20th 2018, starting 13:00
What: AVP presents: #GENStalks – Ilim Group Accelerator in Finland
Where: Atrium, TUAS building, Maarintie 8, Espoo

Aalto Ventures Program is hosting a pitching event for GenerationS & Ilim Group, whom are interested in wide variety of forest industry technologies. 10-15 startups or research stage projects have the opportunity to pitch to Ilim Group representatives. The most interesting projects are invited to face-to-face meeting with Ilim Group board of investors to St. Petersburg in January 2019.

Ilim Group and GenerationS Corporate Accelerator are scouting for projects aimed at creating innovative technologies and materials that can be implemented in a variety of industries.

About Ilim Group
Ilim Group is a leader in Russian pulp and paper industry and one of the industry leaders globally with a wide geography of sales. Ilim Group has three largest pulp and paper mills located in Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk regions, and two modern corrugated box plants in Leningrad and Moscow regions.

The Group’s mills produce over 75% of all domestically produced market pulp, 20% of cardboard, and 10% of paper.


The scope is startups at R&D or higher stage in the following areas
– New cellulose-based materials
– New types of packaging
– Zero-waste timber harvesting and production. Logistics
– New specifications and types of cellulose
– New sources of raw materials
– Marginal organic products
– New materials based on paper and cardboard
– Digital & AI
– Production process optimization

For more information: http://ilim.generation-startup.ru/en/

Deadline for applications to Helsinki pitching event is 12th of Nov.
Send applications by email to sami.tuomi@aalto.fi as a single file (PDF, Word or PowerPoint) with the information:

1. Contact details
-Company/project name
-Contact person
-Phone number
-Email address

2. Brief product/technology description

3. Presentation of the project
-Product-oriented explanation of the technology/innovation
-How the technology suits to Ilim’s current business
-What is the company looking for (investment, to make a sale, proof of concept project, etc.)
-Current state, target market, confirmed interest from buyers, key team members

For more information contact
Sami Tuomi, sami.tuomi@aalto.fi, +358503747448