The big problems facing our planet today — such as climate change, poverty and inequality — are complex and severe, but they’re not unsolvable. Some of the best tools for solving big, complex problems are — and always have been — science and research. They help us uncover new solutions, reach new frontiers, and see what was previously unseen.
However, the problem with science and research is that they are often — and sometimes literally — done in a vacuum, and sometimes they never leave it. Many researchers and scientists don’t have the necessary tools to take their research into practice and realize the value in it. Even the most revolutionary idea won’t make an impact if nobody hears about it.
That is where we come in.
Created by research, spread by entrepreneurship
Aalto Ventures Program helps researchers and scientists take their research out of the proverbial vacuum and into the real world, where it can make a change. We believe the best way to do this is to equip the academic community with entrepreneurial attitudes and skills. For us, entrepreneurship isn’t only about founding companies — it is a mindset and a tool that helps daring individuals to solve real, meaningful problems either with their own company or from inside an existing organization. By becoming more entrepreneurial, it’ll be easier for you to:
- Identify the value in your research and communicate it to stakeholders
- Create networks in the business world to increase impact and find career opportunities
- Commercialize your research and make it into a business
Are you ready to see how far your research can fly, if you give it wings? See our offering below, or get in touch if you have any questions.