Aalto Digital Creatives pre-incubator programme aims to help creative industry students, researchers and practitioners on their path towards entrepreneurship.

Over the course of 13 weeks, participants in the programme will acquire skills in business idea development and protection, gain networking opportunities, and practice delivering compelling pitches to diverse audiences.

The programme seeks applicants from a creative industry background. The application deadline is 5.9.2023, and the programme will run from September to December. 

Potential business ideas for the programme encompass a wide range of topics, including: 

  • new methods and formats for audiovisual storytelling 
  • technology enhanced art, design, and entertainment 
  • augmentation of human creativity through computational methods 
  • creation of novel interactive experiences 
  • platforms for and by the creative industries 

Applications are accepted from individuals or teams with a business idea where creativity meets digital technology. Previous business experience is not required. The selection process evaluates the business idea’s potential for further development, the solution it provides and how it shapes a sustainable future. 

The Aalto Digital Creatives pre-incubator is part of the Campus Incubators network formed by seven higher education institutions and supported by the City of Helsinki. In Aalto University the program is coordinated by Aalto Startup Center and Aalto Studios. 

For more information and how to apply, join the Aalto Digital Creatives afterwork event and info session on Tuesday 29.8.2023 at 15.00 in Mordor, A-Grid, Otakaari 5.

Application form