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Up to 3M€ investment for top startups with solutions to industrial and environmental challenges. A great bet to create the largest global hub of water technologies from Helsinki to the world.

TGTC calls for Nordic Startups with disruptive solutions of deep Technologies to automate and optimize Industries by providing more efficiency to industrial processes.

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Timeline

Official launch of the contest
13/10OFFICIAL LAUNCH
Intro session for the contest
3/11INTRODUCTORY SESSIONThink Corner
25/11APPLICATION CLOSED
Final event of the contest
2/12FINAL EVENT AND WINNER ANOUNCEMENTSlush

Challenge winner

Juha Berghäll, CEO at ONEiO, and Inés Calabuig, The Global Tech Challenge & Sustainability Manager in GoHub.
Helsinki 2021
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ONEiO is a platform that brings automation to the business information systems integration environment and helps more people to join in the creation of work tools.

ONEiO solves many of the challenges posed by TGTC, such as the digital transformation of systems, cost optimisation, process automation and the reduction of environmental impact.

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Top 5 startups

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Shaping the future of digital industry

Four global partners seeking to join forces with stakeholders from all over the world to connect technology, businesses, and environment. To enable entrepreneurship with a vision to create an ecosystem of innovation and technology sharing between startups, vendors, and piloting sites.

Nordea
Nordea

Leading Nordic Universal Bank. One of the top ten financial services companies in Europe based on market capitalization.

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GoHub
GoHub

The CVC of Global Omnium to invest in deep tech startups in Seed & Growth stages. We help them be the real game changers in achieving a sustainable digitalisation of industries.

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IBM
IBM

The leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Using technologies to transform business, industries and the world.

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University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki

40,000 students and researchers and 11 faculties conducting groundbreaking multidisciplinary research. In the top 50–100 in most university rankings.

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What are the benefits

  • Mentoring sessions with the IBM team
  • Technological support
  • 120.000 free IBM Cloud credits per year
  • Business framing sessions in Finland
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  • Leading startup & growth loan provider – means less dilution and faster growth
  • Superb global venture capital network – we can help you find relevant investors
  • Slush invitations
  • One-to-one meetings with corporates
  • Invitation to join Nordea Investor Speed Dating to meet Nordic and global VC funds
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  • Opening doors to corporates in the Finish Hightech Ecosystem
  • Access to Events and activities at the university
  • Access to monthly Meet-ups arranged by Urban Tech Helsinki
  • Technology testing
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Key dates

November 3rd
Roundtable

Future of Water in Nordics and problem identification

November 15th
Deadline to submit applications
December 2nd
5 finalist pitches + Winner announcement

Event @ SLUSH Nordea Booth

Addressing the greatest global challenges

Technology helps us to contribute to a more efficient use of water resources

Snow melt runoff
Snow melt runoff
IoT for snow/ice
IoT for snow/ice
Rising sea level
Rising sea level
Flood Prevention
Flood Prevention
Digitization (IoT, Leakage)
Digitization (IoT, Leakage)
Smart Water
Smart Water
Automation of industrial processes
Automation of industrial processes
AI & Robotics
AI & Robotics
Cost optimization
Cost optimization
Product Innovation
Product Innovation

Winners will receive

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Up to €3M investment

A paid Proof of Concept (PoC) up to $50,000

Propietary water utility data to test and validate solutions

IBM benefits

Nordea Benefits

Universiy of Helsinki Benefits

Mentors and speakers

Jaime Barba
Jaime Barba

CEO Idrica & GoHub

Patricia Pastor
Patricia Pastor

Managing Director GoHub

Vesa Riihimäki
Vesa Riihimäki

Head of Startup & Growth Finland Unit at Nordea

Irina Blomqvist
Irina Blomqvist

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Head at the University of Helsinki

Ville-Matti Alho
Ville-Matti Alho

Finnish IBM Ecosystem Leader

Chema Nebot
Chema Nebot

Head of Business Development, Idrica

Sanntu Von Brunn
Sanntu Von Brunn

Head of Unit: Innovations and urban Experimentation at The City of Helsinki

Inés Calabuig
Inés Calabuig

TGTC & Sustainability Manager at GoHub

Which startups may apply

The startups will be selected by an expert committee composed of members of GoHub, IBM, Nordea and University of Helsinki.

Incorporated companies

Incorporated companies

Strong business model

Strong business model

Focused on B2B

Focused on B2B

Have revenue

Have revenue

Generalists Leaders with Specialized Teams

Generalists Leaders with Specialized Teams

Technology consolidated in a vertical

Technology consolidated in a vertical

Product-market fit in their country

Product-market fit in their country

Looking to raise capital 2021/2022

Looking to raise capital 2021/2022

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