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Urban Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

Participate with an existing team/company or assemble a team for your idea.

Do you have a new idea, technology, product, business/operation model or a startup that is aiming for sustainable urban development and/or solving social problems?

The second Urban Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition hosted by the Alliance of
Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities will be held from March to November 2021.

This year’s student competition centers around UNSDG’s (United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals) with a specific focus on innovation, multidisciplinary and impactful concepts to include
entrepreneurship and innovation.

HUBS is the in-school organizer of the competition in Tampere Universities.

This competition is a great opportunity to

And of course there is the possibility to win monetial awards!

Winning teams from Tampere in 2020

Last year, in 2020, the first prize was won by a Tampere based startup, Medified! Also the shared second prize came to Tampere, for ESC as well as the Outstanding presentation award which was achieved by As One.

Promoting Sustainable Urban Development with Scientific and Technological Innovation

The theme of the competition is Promoting Sustainable Urban Development with Scientific and Technological Innovation. Based upon this theme, various types of innovation and entrepreneurship-related projects are welcome. Strategic goals of each city’s economic and social development should be considered with the basic idea of promoting sustainable urban development through scientific and technological innovation.

Presenting the Semi-finalists from Tampere

The In-School Preliminary is now over and here are the Semi-Finalist from Tampere Universities:

Brightlife – “High Five for Healthy Mind” 

A mobile and web platform where users can find the right mental health professional for them while using Brightlife application. 

Team: Eero Haikonen, Timo Hartikainen, Elias Palpatzis, Antti-Ville Räisänen ja Eetu Harmoinen 


Murrost Oy – “Borrow your way to a more carefree everyday life!”

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Murrost Oy is focused on making people’s living and consumption habits more sustainable, by enabling ecologically and socially sustainable lifestyles for everyone. 

Team: Antti Herkman, Vera Nieminen, Roosa Liias and Miisa Hiltunen

Competition information

Do you have questions?

If you have some questions about the competition, don’t hesitate to contact HUBS Coach Maria, who is coordinating the competition in Tampere Universities.

Don’t forget to attend the info session on Zoom 9.4.2021 at 13 – 13.30!

Contact person

Maria Ruokonen

Team coaching Specialist

I coach and spar students and student teams in entrepreneurship and team learning. I’m the coach in charge of ‘Go-to-Market -plan’ and ‘Building an Entrepreneurial Portfolio’ courses.
On my spare time, I’m most probably at the flamenco peña, on yoga mat or in forest.