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Innovation Services (IS) serves widely researchers and Aalto community in developing inventions and in implementing commercialisation activities. IS manages intellectual property (IP) protection in collaboration with the researchers and executes technology transfers with versatile industrial companies – from startups to international corporations.

From Ideas To Impact®

Aalto University has an internationally unique innovation ecosystem that offers a wide range of services to researchers and research groups. From Ideas To Impact® seeks the best possible commercialisation paths for research inventions.

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Key actions of Innovation Services

IS operation

Evaluation and coaching

  • Market analysis
  • Innovation potential
  • Team and partnering

 IP protection and management

  • IP strategy
  • Value creation
  • Concept development

IP commercialisation

  • Financial resources
  • Go-to-market strategy
  • Technology transfer

Collaboration of Aalto Startup Center and Innovation Services

Aalto University has an internationally unique innovation ecosystem, which offers many possibilities for developing successful innovation and robust startups. Aalto Startup Center and Innovation Services together provide Aalto-based startups and research teams versatile services from commercialising the research idea to the comprehensive business accelerator program. For example, the most potential Aalto research-based teams have the opportunity to participate in the Aalto Startup Center and to benefit from versatile entrepreneurship services.


Pre-incubator programme

R2B, or the Research to Business pre-incubator programme, is open year-round to original innovations and inventions based on research at Aalto University. The programme is especially for projects that are at the idea stage and that focus on technological research. Once these projects have incorporated, Aalto Startup Center can offer them its Business Generator accelerator programme.

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Aalto Startup Center

Aalto Startup Center is a hybrid accelerator offering its own incubator and accelerator services, as well as several partnership programmes. Its focus is on sustainable research-based and innovative deep-tech startups.

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Aalto innovation ecosystem

Aalto University is home to a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and culture. The ecosystem is powered by both student-led entrepreneurial activities and the university's own research and innovation hubs.  Research ideas are commercialized in Aalto's incubators and accelerators; students find unforeseeable pathways towards entrepreneurship. Building on this, Aalto fosters a thriving culture of innovation.

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A Grid

A Grid is the stable for future unicorns located right in the heart of Aalto University Campus.

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