The biannual report of Y-kampus (fall 2017)

The biannual report of Y-kampus (fall 2017)

Innoevent Tampere 2017

During 6th to 10th November 2017 over 750 students from different fields of study worked on real cases given by companies such as Pihlajalinna, Sandvik, TAYS, Restamax, SRV and Valio.

16 ideas were sparred during this fall’s ‘From research to business’ application process from the Tampere3-community

7 submissions and teams will continue to the TEKES application process. During the complementary application period, the national competition for financing will be exceptionally hard, but we are expecting for a few new projects to kick off during the beginning of 2018. The next application period will start then.

Y-kampus is found interesting on national and international levels

During fall 2017, several domestic and international groups have benchmarked the activity of Y-kampus. We have presented our work to the principals of foreign universities, teachers, designers and public officers of ministries. Groups have arrived from Vietnam, Canary Islands, USA, India and Brazil.

Impact Camp

48 hours of developing ideas and concepts

3 hours of the valuable feedback of a panel

6 teams from 2 campuses

2 coaches from 2 campuses

Young achievers 2017

Multitalent Roope Salminen and VR-director Jannicke Mikkelsen inspired nearly 600 students at Tampere University of Applied Sciences on the 29th of September.

Business Case Club

Business Case Club met seven times at Y-kampus Center during the fall. Topics for the meeting were alternating topics on commercializing an idea and utilizing research, eg. recognizing one’s strengths, service design, productization, marketing and developing an idea with the Business Model Canvas. The participants shared ideas and experiences, sparred each other and developed their ideas further actively. The multidisciplinary and the support of a diverse group was found fruitful and Business Case Club will be continued during spring 2018.

Teqmine artificial intelligence

Y-kampus Hervanta has put to use Teqmine artificial intelligence in evaluating inventions. The AI takes care of the first and hardest part of patent information retrieval by finding contextual similarities amongst 12 million patent documents and allowing the recognition of relevant patents precisely and easily in an online platform. During 2018 the utility will expand to cover the staff of TUT, who will be able to use the AI independently as well.