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From Lab to Market

From Lab to Market: Becoming a startup

Event info

When a research team becomes a startup team, you suddenly have a new goal and new responsibilities, and those require a new mindset. Join us in October to learn how to adapt to a changing environment that’s not about only research anymore.

From Lab to Market events are for curious researchers and entrepreneurs, and include the possibility to exchange thoughts at roundtables over a cup of coffee. Share ideas with other startups and researchers, and build your network across disciplines and organizations.

The event is hosted by Tarek Omran, Co-founder of Science Pitchers.

From Lab to Market event series is organized by Aalto Ventures Program, VTT LaunchpadAalto Startup Center, and Aalto Innovation Services.

Meet the speakers

Mika Paalanne

CEO & Founder of Elmery

Mika has 20+ years of experience in global corporations and is now a newbie startup CEO. Elmery helps to extract precious metals and remove harmful elements, in a sustainable way. Elmery had its first international customer only in a few weeks from incorporating the company.

Simo Ellilä

CEO and Co-founder of eniferBIO

Before establishing a startup company, Simo worked for 10 years as a researcher for the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. eniferBIO converts side-streams from e.g. the food and biorefining industry into high-value protein ingredients. eniferBio is a spin-off company from VTT.

Pasi Herranen

Chief Technology Officer at Vacuum Wood Tech

Pasi has invented and developed a novel wood construction technology called VIS (Vacuum Insulation System) which is the 1st technology in the world that has harnessed a physical phenomenon called “vacuum drying” as a maintenance service for an industrial scale construction element. VIS technology is currently transferring from Aalto University to a spinoff company and the first commercial projects are planned to take place during the next year. In addition, Pasi is proceeding with his D.Sc. degree at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems at Aalto University.