Active Cases

The core of our commercialization projects consists of cases that are based on innovations made in Aalto University. At this page (above) we showcase a selected array of our latest commercialization projects i.e. active cases. In these there is clear subject matter ready to be commercialized.

Startup Mentor Concept

The mentor and adept concept is known from academy world. A young student gets a person from the working-life to mentor her. Though in our concept there is a to-be startup company to be mentored instead of a student.

The role of the startup mentor is to commercialize the technology. Main tasks include developing a business idea and business strategy and implementing them. Startup mentor has an opportunity to be a co-founder and a member in the startup team.

A startup mentor is a person with entrepreneurial mindset. The ideal person has been an entrepreneur or a startup entrepreneur or possesses knowledge of building a business from scratch. Furthermore the startup mentor should be familiar with the key players and market mechanisms of field of business in question.

Did you get interested?

Please email startupmentori-ace@aalto.fi stating witch case you are interested in and attach your CV as pdf. Aalto University Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) will contact the suitable candidates personally.

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About ACE

The aim of Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) is to commercialize research that originates in Aalto University. ACE is also the technology transfer office of Aalto University and operates in the field of tech transfer and manages Aalto’s intellectual property rights (IPR).

ACE offers its commercialization services for the whole Aalto community. All the researchers, students and staff of Aalto University can get help to develop their inventions or business ideas further with our experts. The core services of ACE are evaluation of inventions & business ideas and managing and coaching of commercialization projects.

ACE has a team of 15 persons. All the areas of Aalto University are represented in the knowledge portfolio of our specialists. Every school has its own contact person, a Technology Transfer Manager. Furthermore we employ business developers specialized in the final steps of company formation before the registration of a startup company. We consider our job well done when a new Aalto University spin-off company is registered or a licensing deal is drafted to bring technologies invented in Aalto University to use.

Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship is situated in Otaniemi, Espoo and is a part of Aalto University.

Have an invention or business idea of your own?

file an invention report or a business idea here