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 or innovation 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 two series: an innovation series that is open to everyone (intended for a business and 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 2023
Applications may be submitted between 1.3.-15.4.2023 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. The regional winners (from each of the two 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 October 31th.
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