Xamk Startup Fund is Xamk’s Xentre unit’s grant that is funded by Otsakorpi fund and Xamk. Private investors can also focus their grants towards student entrepreneurs trough this possibility. Student entrepreneurship society PatteriES is strongly involved with this activity. Xamk Startup Fund shares “one time” grants with the value of 250 — 1000€ for startups and student teams to develop promising ideas. Applicants can be individual students or teams. Xamk Startup Fund grants will be approved based on applications. The application deadlines will be announced annually, when the funding has been confirmed.
The Funding criteria are:
- That the applicant is a student of Xamk or the applicant team is connected to Xamk.
- The idea is new, interesting and it has business potential.
- The team or individual applicant is committed to develop the idea.
- The application is clear and it describes how our funding will be used.
Check out also this instruction video about how to apply for Startup Fund.
Next application period will be in 2023
By sending the application form I therefore certify that the information I have given are correct. I commit to use the funds given to me for the development of my presented businessidea and to also report of its progress to Xamk. All applicants who have been granted the fund will be personally informed. All material will be processed with confidentially and additional information regarding ideas will not be published.
Attention! Well advanced ideas can apply for Xamk Startup Fund also on our next application rounds. Meaning you can apply for 3000€ aid in total.
Development Manager Minna Lehesvuori
firstname.lastname@example.org / 044 702 8512
Students can receive a reward for their inventions and ideas at Xamk!
By inventions we mean new devices, solutions, process or modes of operation that can be protected by a patent. For an invention to patented, it must be new, inventional and industrially utilizable.
If you have this kind of an invention in mind, you can make a notice for Xamk’s innovation group. The group will confidentially process your notice. Also, please remember not to reveal your invention publicly so that its novelty and likability to gain a patent will remain. Inventions that could gain a right for a protective patent in Finland will be rewarded with 300€ / inventor. The rights for the invention will not move under Xamk and will remain with the inventor/ inventors.
And with ideas we mean the kinds of explosive thoughts, that cannot be protected by a patent but can be otherwise utilized. These can be new business ideas, business concepts and social innovations. You can inform your idea with the same INVENTION NOTICE mentioned above. Each idea can receive a 100 € reward.
You can get the invention notice template and additional information from:
Contract and Intellectual property specialist, Minna Pasila