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Idea competition Sino Finnish 100 Challenge is now open

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Sino Finnish 100 Challenge, the main event of the Finland 100 anniversary program in China, is seeking innovations for the next 100 years.

Sino Finnish 100 Challenge is the main event of the Finland 100 anniversary program in China. It is looking for solutions to pressing problems of our time under three themes.

Living Together is looking for home innovations such as cleantech and digital solutions, Learning Together learning solutions, and Aging Together for example healtchare ideas, functional environments and technologies.

The competition is open for everyone, but at least one of the participants of the team has to be from Finland or China. Other members of the team can be from anywhere and can also be universities, foundations, public organisations or companies.

”Sino Finnish 100 Challenge is a unique Finnish-Chinese innovation ecosystem. The theme of the project, A New Way of Doing, creates a new angle and exceptional conditions for cooperation. It is to combines the best makers, thinkers and actors of both countries to try solve the problems of the future,” says chairman of the organization committee, professor Yrjö Sotamaa.

The challenge is organized by Suomi Finland 100 and Radical Design Week Association RDWA with several corporate, governmental and other partners internationally, but especially in Finland and China. Helsinki Design Week is a partner of the competition, and Helsinki Design Week’s founder and CEO Kari Korkman is a jury member.

Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2017, and 3-10 winners will be selected on the summer camp in Finland. A 2-day boot camp in the end of June to intensively develop ideas further. Final pitches and presentations to the jury after the end of the camp, after which the Jury will start deciding on the winner.

Winners will be announced in August.

Read more and submit your idea here.

Timeline of the competition

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