ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

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Accelerator Program Digital Solutions with Stora Enso

On May 21-23 Stora Enso will fly for two days the Top 20 most promising teams to pitch in front of Stora Enso’s senior management team in Helsinki. Of these 20, 6 will get to work side by side with Stora Enso for the next 4 months.

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We are looking for startups bringing disruptive innovations in digitalization, IoT, big data, analytics, supply chain, AI, VR, robotics, or in any other part of the chain that could transform Stora Enso business. In order to get there faster we are inviting innovative, fast-moving startups to advance our understanding about new technologies and market trends. The firms we select to collaborate with could be our partners or suppliers of tomorrow.

Together we can build a renewable future.

We are looking at all kind of innovations that could transform Stora Enso business.

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WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

STORA ENSO: THEIR BUSINESS CHALLENGES - YOUR OPPORTUNITIES

Smart factories <br> <p style=A stable and efficient production line is key when it comes to operational performance. We are seeking solutions that will reduce process-related downtime as well as technical downtime. We believe that the improvement potential will come from smart mill solutions where we utilize the capabilities of analytics, predictive modelling and remote online support.

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Smart factories

A stable and efficient production line is key when it comes to operational performance. We are seeking solutions that will reduce process-related downtime as well as technical downtime. We believe that the improvement potential will come from smart mill solutions where we utilize the capabilities of analytics, predictive modelling and remote online support.

Supply chain track & trace <br> <p style=We want to reach 100% visibility across our supply chain. The first step here is to be able to track and trace our deliveries to customers in our global business. Further we want to have a zero time spent on finding information on transactions in outbound logistics. Our aim is a fully autonomous supply chain planning process.

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Supply chain track & trace

We want to reach 100% visibility across our supply chain. The first step here is to be able to track and trace our deliveries to customers in our global business. Further we want to have a zero time spent on finding information on transactions in outbound logistics. Our aim is a fully autonomous supply chain planning process.

Customer experience <br> <p style=We seek an omni-channel approach with intelligence that will create new markets, increase our share in existing markets, and achieve a high level of integration between the customer buy and Stora Enso sell processes. We also see an opportunity to provide intelligence in Stora Enso products creating new value for our customers.

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Customer experience

We seek an omni-channel approach with intelligence that will create new markets, increase our share in existing markets, and achieve a high level of integration between the customer buy and Stora Enso sell processes. We also see an opportunity to provide intelligence in Stora Enso products creating new value for our customers.

Something else? <br> <p style=Do you have an idea or a technology with the potential to help transform the renewable materials industry? Are you working with software, digitalization, IoT, big data, analytics, supply chain, AI, VR, robotics, automation, or in any other area that can offer similar solutions? Then we are looking for you!

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Something else?

Do you have an idea or a technology with the potential to help transform the renewable materials industry? Are you working with software, digitalization, IoT, big data, analytics, supply chain, AI, VR, robotics, automation, or in any other area that can offer similar solutions? Then we are looking for you!

THE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Vertical accelerator, Stora Enso and Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT) are proud to offer a unique accelerator program like no other in the world combining:

  • Free trip and accomodation for 2 people to meet and pitch in front of Stora Enso’s senior management team on May 21-23.
  • a globally renowned 4-month accelerator program and 6-month free co-working space in one of Europe’s biggest startup hubs, Maria 0-1 located in Helsinki
  • a prominent network of 200+ world-class mentors
  • up to 150k EUR in Vertical seed funding for the most promising teams
  • immersion in one of the most vibrant startup communities in the world
  • participation in a world-class executive education program delivered by Aalto ENT
  • and most importantly, dedicated resources from Stora Enso working side-by-side with your team not only supporting your development but also participating actively in the accelerator program and the executive education program with you.

Startups from any industry that can take on challenges in the renewable materials industry – in any part of its value chain – are invited to apply and join us!

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KEY DATES

30th AprilApplication deadline

10 – 12th May – 20 selected startups will be informed

21 – 22th May – 20 startups take part in Selection Days, Including, Preparation Day on 21st of May, Final Selection Day on May 22 (Location: Vertical. Helsinki, Finland)

23rd May – 6 Winning Teams pitch to Stora Enso

28th August – 8th December – 6 teams join Accelerator Program Digital Solutions (Location: Vertical. Helsinki, Finland)

HOW TO APPLY

It takes only a few steps to ignite

Check out the FAQ and the Application form for more information on the criteria. If you like what you see and find yourself wondering whether you could be among the winning teams, pitch your great product to us!

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DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? ASK US

vikkiVikki Noreila

Executive in Residence

vikki@vertical.vc

 

 

 

seb

Sebastien Gianelli

Head of Portfolio

sebastien@vertical.vc

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When and how to apply?

The application period is currently open. You can fill the form by April 30th and we will get back to you by May 12th with information whether you made it to top 20 startups invited for Selection Days.

 

Who can apply?

Any startups bringing disruptive innovations in digitalization, IoT, big data, analytics, supply chain, AI, VR, robotics, or in any other part of the chain that could transform Stora Enso business, can apply for the program.

Where and when the program will take place?

The program will take in Helsinki, Finland between August 28th and December 8th, 2017. For this reason, shall you startup be from abroad, you would need to relocate to Helsinki for the whole duration of the program.

Can startups outside of Finland apply?

Absolutely, your startup shall though be registered as a company. We welcome startups from all over the world, welcome!