BBC Accelerator Program – Finland

Do you have a business idea related to biotechnology and circular economy?

In the BBC Accelerator Program you will get a chance to take your idea to the next level!

2.9. Session 1: Startup Development principle – Built – Measure – Learn
9.9. Session 2: Business Model Creation
16.9. Session 3: Who are the customers and what is their problem?
23.9. Session 4: Minimum viable product
30.9. Session 5: Startup Financial Model
7.10. Session 6: Go-to-Market Strategy
14.10. Session 7: Team, partners, investors
28.10. Session 8: Demo Day


In the Cross-Border pitch event, the startups from the accelerator programs in South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences and ITMO University will present their business ideas for a jury of experts from Finland and Russia.

(More information about the event coming soon.)

What is the program about?

BBC Acceleration Program is a digital coaching offering tools, mentors and networks to develop your innovation into a successful business.

Who can participate?

Students, academics, startup entrepreneurs – everyone with new innovative ideas in biotechnology and circular economy. You can be working on a solution, have an existing idea or looking for a team.

What will I get?

Mentoring and networking opportunities with Finnish and Russian professionals. The participants will get support in building up their pitch deck for the final pitch event.


– if you are interested in biotechnology and circular economy  
– if you have a project or idea connected with it biotechnology and circular economy 
– if you do not have a team, but would like to find one

Sign up by completing one of the forms below:

I have idea/project: Apply here
I am looking for a team: Apply here

Further information:

ITMO University

Alexander Ostroukhov

Daria Mironova

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

Elina Pöllänen

The acceleration program is powered by the Business in Biotechnology and Circular Economy (BBC1) project, which aims to improve the cross-border cooperation in the field of biotechnology and circular economy. The project is financed by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.