The program is looking for individuals or teams with a business idea where creativity meets digital technology. The deadline for applications is on 14.2.2023 and the program runs from March to June.  

In March 2022 Aalto University launched the Aalto Digital Creatives pre-incubator program which aims to help creative industry students, researchers and practitioners on their path towards entrepreneurship.

During the 13-week program the participants will learn how to develop and protect their business ideas, get opportunities for expanding their networks and practice how to deliver excellent pitches for different audiences.

The program is looking for creative industry students, researchers and practitioners with a business idea inspired by one of the following topics:

  • 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

Previous business experience is not required. The selection criteria emphasises 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 a 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.

Join the Aalto Digital Creatives afterwork event and info session on Tuesday 24.1.2023 at 16.00 in Mordor, A-Grid, Otakaari 5. At the event you have the opportunity to find out more about the program and meet the Aalto Digital Creatives team.

Link to application form