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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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Exercise: Problem definition, morphological table and decision-making matrix

by Heikki Immonen By doing this exercise you will get familiar at using three tools that make solving complex and big problems easier and more effective. The output of this exercise is a presentation with 13 slides: 1. Title 2. Hook 3. Team introduction 4. Problem introduction 5. Main stakeholder problem definition 6. Problem structure […]