We received seventeen creative applications for the Creative Business Cup Finland competition, three of which were selected for Finland's national final competition.
The Creative Business Cup Finland 2019 finalists are AIDOMUS, Deafmetal and Zenestar. All of the finalists present courage, ingenuity, and the urge to create. The finalists also have strong business ideas that demonstrate creativity and innovation, as well as market potential and scalability.
The finalists will pitch in front of jurors at Entertainment Business Arena on Wednesday, April 24 at 3:45 pm. The public is warmly welcome to watch the pitching competition and cheer for their favourite – free entry!
The winner will compete with the brightest minds and startups in the Global Finals, which take place in Copenhagen on July 1-2, 2019.
AIDOMUS is a smart lighting fixture for living services. AIDOMUS is based on artificial intelligence for automation of services, such as on-demand heating and cooling resulting in energy savings. The people-oriented "beyond apps" approach focuses on the ease-of-use for all users without a need for active use of a user interface. AIDOMUS was born out of academic research and multidisciplinary design studios.
Deafmetal offers hearing jewellery for people in need for hearing aid. Deafmetal hearing jewellery emphasizes the user's own personality, just like earrings. The jewellery is attached to the hearing aid by a flexible "holster" that does not cause sound damage to the sensitive microphones. The personalization of hearing aids lowers the shame often associated with them.
Zenestar is a wellness space, combining virtual personal trainer software and a traditional Finnish sauna. Zenestar is targeted for hotels, spas and ski resorts. Zenestar combines Finnish wood design technology and innovative materials.
The winner will be selected by the jury:
Katarina Scott, Project Manager, Innovation Platform Future by Lund
Antti Salminen, Senior Specialist, Business Finland
Juha Tynkkynen, CEO, T&T Idealist Oy
The Finnish event is organized by Creative Finland - The best practices in the creative industries.
Creative Business Cup is a a global network for entrepreneurs, investors and organizations from the creative industries. CBC national competitions are organized in more than 70 countries, sending winners annually to the Global Finals in Copenhagen. The event empowers entrepreneurs in the creative industries, connects them to investors and global markets and strengthens their innovative capabilities to the benefit of industry and society.