TUTL funding info & Digirockstars workshop

Klo: 9.00 - 12.00
Paikka: Workshop-center, Kampusklubi, Tampere Univeristy of Technology

Welcome to hear about New business from research ideas funding and validation of your idea, both at the same time:

9.00-9.30 TUTL II/2018 funding info – New business from research ideas -funding

Pasi Keinänen, TUT Innovation services

Learn the basics of applying TUTL-funding

  • What is needed from a good application?
  • Preparing the application and TUTL process stages
  • Typical lifecycle of the project – before – during – after
  • What does TUTL mean for researchers, unit and university?
  • Impact Coaching offered for TUTL applicants

9.30­-12.00 Lean & Problem Validation workshop by Digirockstars

Kimmo Rouhiainen, Digirockstars

  • Lean & Validation Basics
    • Why Lean startup?
    • Examples of good procedures
  • Customer Personas, Interviewing Basics, 20 ways to get customers
  • Introduction to customer personas tool and excercise, pitching
  • Interviews and how to validate
  • 20 other ways to get data from customers
  • How to continue the validation of customer needs

Why participate?

  • You are a researcher with a team planning to apply TUTL funding in the next application round
  • You want to know who can apply and other basics of applying TUTL funding
  • You want to learn the basics of how to develop your idea to next level – how to validate and present it


Pasi Keinänen, Innovation Officer, pasi.keinanen(a)tut.fi

Leena Köppä, Impact Coach, leena.koppa(a)tut.fi

Business Finland: New business from research ideas funding