The roots of the Productive Idea competition stem from Turku Junior Chamber that organized the competition regionally in the South West Finland in 1977. The idea for the competition originated from Senators Keija Ketonen, Ilpo Siro and Pekka Ström as well as former members Tapio Peltonen and Rauno Virtanen. Arisuo Ltd (currently Turvanasta Ltd), with its Aris sleeve stud, was the winner of the first competition. The competition became national already the next year. The aim of the competition, from the beginning, has been to promote the appreciation of entrepreneurship and to demonstrate the role as well as importance of innovation for healthy economic growth and in the positive development of our standard of living. The original aim of the competition is at least as topical now as it was in 1977.
Any idea related to a product, service, production method, business idea, or other business promotion measure may participate in the competition. The idea itself should be up to three years old and already in productive use. There are three series: a business series that is open to everyone, a societal series intended for the public side, and a Start-Up series that is aimed at the Start-Up genre. Ideas in their productisation phase are also accepted in the Start-Up series.
Competition schedule for 2020
Applications may be submitted between 1.3.-30.4.2020 to: http://www.tuottavaidea.fi/hakemus/
Finland is divided into four different regions and companies that submit an application will first participate in a regional competition, for which the winners will be published at the end of May. The regional winners (from each of the three series) will also participate in a national competition, for which the winners will be selected by a separate jury for each series. The national winner will be announced at the award ceremony on June 17th.
The patron for the 2020 Productive Idea competition will be revealed at the end of January.
For more information, please contact:
044 203 6050
044 778 7892
040 484 2642
044 536 0707