Tech Research Showcase

Matchmaking top Finnish researchers aiming to commercialize their research with pre-founders, companies and collaborators.

At Tech Research Showcase the top researchers in Finland present their research to an audience of 100+ top industry experts and founders. The goal is to promote the development of research-based startups through matchmaking with team-members, collaborators, advisors, companies and investors. Our view is that researchers should team up very early with pre-founders from business, tech and design to accelerate the development of a potential research-based company. invests €50-350k in tech companies starting from the idea-stage and we've invested in several companies we've first met at the Tech Research Showcase.

Tech Research Showcase

📅 24.10.2019

🕟 16.30–21.00

📍 House, Building 4, Maria01, Helsinki

At the event researchers will get to present their research to an audience of over 100 high-performing and experienced industry and functional experts. After the pitches, there is plenty of time for networking.

Many of the teams that have presented at Tech Research Showcase have gone on to find co-founders, collaborators and other help from the event. has also made several investments into companies that have presented at the Tech Research Showcase such as Finnadvance that develops Biomimetic Chips and Hurricane Unwinder that predicts and downgrades Hurricanes. 

Researchers apply here: https://icebreakervc.typeform....

What's in it for the researchers? 

For you as a researcher, Tech Research Showcase offers the opportunity to

  • find co-founders and team members
  • get access to the 800+ founders and pre-founders in the Icebreaker Community, who all have 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • polish your pitch and clarify your message
  • find partners, clients or collaborators
  • get an investment from us

We help you with all of the above.

Who can apply?

Any researcher who wants to pitch their research and start building a technology-based product based on it. Researchers themselves need to be the ones pitching at the event. provides pitch-training to the selected researchers before the event. We're looking for researchers presenting their research, you don't yet need to have an idea that you think is ready to be commercialized, but we want you to have the ambition to be part of a startup team. it's better if you haven't yet planned the commercialization very far but are looking for people to join in helping you with figuring out what business to build.

Application form for researchers https://icebreakervc.typeform.... 

Audience apply here:


You can mark these four things to your calendar:

  • Last day to apply is Monday 16.9.2019 24:00
  • First presentation training session 10.10. at 13:00 in Helsinki or online
  • Second presentation training session 16.10. at 11:00 in Helsinki or online
  • Tech Research Showcase Event 24.10.2019 at 16:30 in Helsinki


Tech Research Showcase is organized by

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