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Stop Wondering – Start WonderBee!

It’s time to save bees by feeding them WonderBee; A ready to use novel probiotic pollen substitute. We are from UEF doctoral school and our team offers a product to make the bee colonies healthier and stronger to help them survive the harsh climatic conditions. Healthier colonies yield more honey and related products and feeds […]



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‘Invested’ mobile app breaks prejudices against stock investing

Invested is a gamified mobile application for familiarizing oneself with the stock market. In the application, the user can gain practical experience in stock investing, without investing any equity. Several gamified elements of the app support learning and makes it fun. With our project, we aim democratize stock investing, break down prejudices and provide the […]


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From DRAFT Program to business acquisition

Sakari Tolppanen’s story is a prime example of how one’s own idea can turn into a success story when you dare to take the first step and don’t hesitate to take advantage of the available support services. Sakari wanted to establish a platform called Kyvykäs, which roughly translates as “Skillful”, on which self-employed professionals could […]


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Applicants’ expertise convinced in the Draft business idea competition in Kuopio

A total of 12 teams were interested in the 2021 first application of the Kuopio Draft business idea competition. All applicants were on the move this time for the first time. Three of the applicant teams represented the University of Eastern Finland and six Savonia University of Applied Sciences. It was gratifying to see three […]


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Kuopio Draft program offered high-quality pitches

Participants pitched smoothly online for the second time in the Kuopio Draft program. The jury evaluated on October 1-2 a total of ten teams. The panel of experts was gathered from Business Center North Savo, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Savo Vocational College Sakky and the University of Eastern Finland. Of the participating teams, five […]


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Kuopio online Draft board rewarded particularly second round teams

Kuopio Draft presentation day for new business ideas in on May 14 was arranged as an online event.  Totally eight teams were present introducing their innovation deas. Four of them represented the University of Eastern Finland, and the rest four Savonia University of Applied Sciences. Team Hygpen was the only team chosen for the first Draft […]



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Draft program in Kuopio gathered ideas from augmented reality to coffee bar operations

Kuopio Draft Program in September 2019 gathered up eight new business ideas and two follow-up applicant teams. The range of represented ideas was delightfully diverse varying from augmented reality into coffee bar operations. Five of the teams represented Savonia University of Applied Sciences, four represented the University of Eastern Finland and one was from Varkaus […]