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From Lab to Market

From Lab to Market — I got a PhD, what’s next?

Event info

So, you got your PhD, congratulations! But just the paper doesn’t pay the bills, so what now? Welcome to the latest From Lab to Market event to hear about alternative career paths for researchers!

In this session, you’ll learn about your competitive advantage, hear stories from different experts and get to know career opportunities in and outside academia.

We’ll be joined by different organisations, who will showcase opportunities for individuals with research experience and background, so make sure to wear your best networking shirt!

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The From Lab to Market event series is organized by Aalto Ventures Program, VTT LaunchpadAalto Startup Center and Aalto Innovation Services, in collaboration with Helsinki Think Company.

Meet the speakers

Seppo Tikkanen

Senior Ecosystem Lead at DIMECC

Postdocs in companies (PoDoCo)

Terhi Vapola

Vice President of Helen Ventures

Corporate venturing & entrepreneurship

Tiia-Maria Tenhunen

Senior Specialist at VTT Technical Research Centre

Applied research & opportunities for research commercialization

Prateek Singh

CEO of FinnAdvance


Esko Kauppinen

Professor at Aalto University

Academia member who is commercializing

Petro Poutanen

CEO of The Finnish Research Impact Foundation

Industry-Academia collaboration & funding

Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen

CEO of Dain Studios


Kirsi LaPointe

Project Manager at Aalto Career Design Lab

Career development for PhD students

 Antti Koivula

Director General of Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Combining executive and academic career