Join the ultimate technological challenge!
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.
TGWC calls for Nordic Startups with disruptive solutions of deep Technologies to automate and optimize Industries by providing more efficiency to industrial processes.
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 TGWC, such as the digital transformation of systems, cost optimisation, process automation and the reduction of environmental impact.
Top 5 startups
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.
Leading Nordic Universal Bank. One of the top ten financial services companies in Europe based on market capitalization.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
The leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Using technologies to transform business, industries and the world.LEARN MORE
University of Helsinki
40,000 students and researchers and 11 faculties conducting groundbreaking multidisciplinary research. In the top 50–100 in most university rankings.LEARN MORE
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
- 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
- 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
Future of Water in Nordics and problem identification
Deadline to submit applications
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
IoT for snow/ice
Rising sea level
Digitization (IoT, Leakage)
Automation of industrial processes
AI & Robotics
Winners will receive
Up to €3M investment
A paid Proof of Concept (PoC) up to $50,000
Propietary water utility data to test and validate solutions
Universiy of Helsinki Benefits
Mentors and speakers
CEO Idrica & GoHub
Managing Director GoHub
Head of Startup & Growth Finland Unit at Nordea
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Head at the University of Helsinki
Finnish IBM Ecosystem Leader
Head of Business Development, Idrica
Head of Unit: Innovations and urban Experimentation at The City of Helsinki
TGWC & 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.