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Teknologia 23
Startup Competition

A competition aimed at startup companies will take place at the Teknologia 23 event at Messukeskus!

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Do you have the next success story in the technology industry?

The main prize of the competition is a winning sum of €10,000 funded by the Finnish Fair Foundation.

The startup competition being organized for the third time in the Teknologia event now seeks the most promising and potential technology growth companies of the year 2023. The prize can be awarded for a significant, creative and inventive technology solution, which may be a new commercial product, method or application.

The purpose of the prize is to highlight new and significant solutions in the technology industry. The Finnish Fair Foundation funds the competition with a sum of 10,000 euros.

The competition is held in collaboration with FIBAN (Finnish Business Angels Network), one of Europe’s largest business angel networks with over 670 investors as members.

The progress of the competition

After the deadline, the jury will select the 5-7 best ideas or solutions from the proposition, which will then proceed to the pitch competition held during the event. The jury will make their selection based on the pitch presentations.

The jury

The jury of the startup competition consists of representatives from various technology industry expert organizations.

Antti Lehtimäki (FIBAN)
Elina Koivumäki (FIBAN)
Veli-Matti Kankaanpää (ELKOMIT registered association)
Ossi Ojainmaa (Finnish Fluid Power Association registered association)
Nina Lehtinen (The Robotics Society in Finland registered association
Jan Sucksdorff (The Association of Finnish Technical Traders)
Erkki Mäkelä (Promaint registered association)
Marko Vuorio (Finnish Society of Automation)
Jouni Partanen (FIRPA)
Tatiana Pospelova (Women in Tech)
Päivi Brunou (METSTA)

Startup Competition | Hall of Fame

2022 winner – Hidas (Greenele Oy)


The winner of the startup competition at Teknologia 22 event was Hidas (Greenele Oy), which has developed a cloud-based low-power Type 2 electric vehicle charging station.

2019 winner – Skillgrower Oy


The winner of the competition held in 2019 was Skillgrower Oy, which has developed a mathematics learning system for schools that removes barriers to learning and works on all devices.

Get to know the finalists of the Teknologia 22 startup competition

Watch the final of the year 2022

Ai2Ai Oy

has developed Pall0, an interactive sensor for use cases where a smartphone or VR glasses are not usable. Users have the opportunity to play, learn, and interact without a screen. The product inspires learning programming skills and movement. It brings robots as tools that interact with humans.

AISpotter Oy’s

developed product is the Automated Video Highlight Service. The integrated service provides real-time video analysis and video clips from any video content. The technology accurately finds and locates desired, pre-defined events and creates video highlights in just a few seconds.


makes food waste tracking and reduction easy and practical in professional kitchens and restaurants. New analytics tools improve operations and reduce food waste by up to 50%, saving money and reducing environmental impact.

Bloft Design Lab

is developing a recycling solution based on the company’s Bloft Mk2 3D printer. With Finland’s largest printer, new parts can be manufactured without expensive molds or tools. It can also recycle hard plastic waste that currently ends up being burned with mixed waste.


measurement method maximizes the use of lithium-ion batteries. With the solutions, Li-ion batteries that have reached the end of their lifespan can be reused in new applications, and significant amounts of electronic waste can be prevented. For example, electric vehicle batteries can be used in grid energy storage or in electric bicycles.


has developed a weight-based system to monitor and optimize inventory levels and stock availability, providing valuable real-time data on changes in fill rate. The FORCIOT® SKID system is a solution for managing inventory of products that cannot be counted individually.

Hidas (Greenele Oy)

has developed a cloud-based low-power Type 2 electric vehicle charging station. The solution utilizes existing infrastructure, including authentication, metering, billing, load management, and much more.

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