The goal of the TurkuLab challenge is to innovate and develop new solutions that improve the daily lives of students and TYS residents together with leading businesses and public sector organizations in Turku. The new solutions will help to build better student accommodation, community spirit, digital services and sustainable development.
The TurkuLab challenge consists of five events. Max. 100 candidates will be selected to participate in each event based on the ideas submitted via TurkuLab online platform1. The best 20 candidates from each event will be invited to finale: 100 innovators will compete for the main prize in the finale.
The total value of TurkuLab prizes will be over 20,000€. The main prize for the TurkuLab Challenge is 7,000€. Winner of each challenge will receive 2,000€ or equivalent.
Students can participate in the TurkuLab Challenge in several ways. It is possible to support your friends and rate ideas submitted by other people. Or you can submit your own innovation and develop it with the help of leading business mentors.
You can become involved in TurkuLAB Challenge in social media, on TurkuLab website, in TYS student accommodation and in TurkuLab events.
It is easy to participate. If you or your friend has a solution idea or have you identified a problem that needs to be fixed. Or you have tested a solution that would be new in Turku. Or you actually have developed a solution and would like to “sell” that to TurkuLab partners.
TurkuLab is organized with collaborative effort of The Student Village Foundation of Turku and Innovaatiomestarit. Main challenge partners are OP Bank Turun Seutu, Talokeskus, TeliaSonera, Turku Energia. Other challenge partners are Haltu and Legioona. Enabling partners are Boost Turku, Turku AMK, Unica.
1Registration will open in March.