Startup to Scaleup Launhcpad Europe service connects you to success 

Startup to Scaleup Launchpad Europe offers multiple services to assist startups, multinational corporations and investors to work with startup ecosystems in Espoo, Finland and Paris, France.

Contact the people in Finland and France for further information:

Espoo: Alfonso Gutierrez, Director of Strategic Partnerships alfonso.gutierrez@espoo.fi
Paris: Alexandra Quinio alexandra.quinio@capdigital.com and Pierre Didierjean pierre.didierjean@systematic-paris-region.org

  • Corporate Tech Scouting

    We work with international corporations to define, prepare and arrange corporate tech scouting activities in the Espoo Innovation Garden ecosystem and Paris, France. Assistance includes:

    • engaging the potential startups/scaleups that could meet with your corporation

    • exploring potential interest of startups/scaleups

    • arranging a program for your visit

    • securing meeting venue(s)

    • participation in tech scouting visits with the corporations

  • Follow-up Tech Scouting

    We assist the corporations and the startups/scaleups to follow up on potential cases and moving the process forward to create new tech/business opportunities.

  • Corporate Partnerships with Startups/Scaleups

    We facilitate the process and dialogue between corporation and startups. The target is to secure corporate funded collaboration and PoCs projects or other partnerships with the startups/scaleups.

  • Explore Collaboration and Partnerships between startups and corporations

    As part of the tech scouting events, we arrange meetings for startups with one or more selected corporates. We define specific technology topics, agenda and expected outcomes prior to the corporate meetings.

  • Explore University, Technology and R&D Collaboration and Partnerships in Espoo, Finland

    Working with Aalto University, VTT Technical Research of Finland and other tech and R&D centers in the Espoo ecosystem, we arrange meetings for the international corporates. Specific technology topics, agenda and expected outcomes are defined prior to the corporate meetings.

  • Joint Activities with Other Corporates

    We assist international corporations to be involved in joint events at the Espoo Innovation Ecosystem and in Paris. Some examples include participation in joint corporate challenges (arranged with ecosystem partners), participating in Slush Side Events at Nokia HQ in Espoo, speaking opportunities at tech activities or events in our ecosystem. The activities can take place in the Espoo Innovation Garden ecosystem or in the ecosystems of our partners in the Paris region.

  • Investment Scouting

    We work with international investors (VCs and CVCs, funds, top individual investors) to define, prepare and arrange investing scouting activities to the Espoo and Paris ecosystems. Assistance includes:

    • engaging the potential startups/scaleups to meet with the CVC or VC

    • exploring potential interest of startups/scaleups

    • arranging the program for the visit

    • securing the meeting venue(s)

    • participation in investment scouting with the investors

    Systematic and Cap Digital may require a fee for the services included in Investment Scouting.

  • Participation in Major Investment Event: Knights of Slush (Finland)

    Knights of Slush is one of the key VIP investment events in Finland. The event has solid international participation by investors (VCs and CVCs, funds, top individual investors) from Europe, Asia and the Americas on the eve of SLUSH – Northern Europe’s main startup event. Knights of Slush brings together international investors, top Finnish and European pre-selected startups and invited VIP international corporates. A pitching event by the Finnish/European startups takes place on the following day at Espoo Innovation Garden.

  • Acceleration Programs with Corporations

    Working with our Espoo Innovation Garden and Paris ecosystem partners, we help to create Corporate Acceleration Programs and involve international corporates in existing acceleration programs within our ecosystem.

  • Talent Recruitment Activities

    Working with our ecosystem partners in Espoo and Paris (university, student associations, tech challenge organisers), we offer this opportunity to corporates and SMEs according to their interest, focus and specifications. Systematic and Cap Digital may organise job dating sessions for their members only.

  • Co-working Space

    Working with our ecosystem partners, we help you secure a co-working space for visits or other activities in the Espoo and Paris ecosystems. Systematic and Cap Digital may require a fee for these services as they do not directly host these events.

  • Demo Day and Showcase Activities in Espoo

    Corporations can participate in a variety of showcase and demo day activities at the Espoo Innovation Garden ecosystem. Examples include EIT Digital’s Innovation Day, Design Factory Demo Day, events by A Grid Startup Hub, Aalto Startup Center, ESA BIC, etc.