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Vertical X Orion Open Innovation 2018

AugustAug 242018

Vertical X Orion Open Innovation 2018

Program goals

Are you a startup working on an AI solution for drug discovery? How about a solution improving the life and treatment of cancer patients? If so, then keep reading. Vertical and Orion are looking for high-performing teams to work side-by-side with Orion executives and experts in the co-creation of innovative solutions.

The top teams will be selected to work side-by-side with Orion in a unique 3-month business co-creation program with one objective in mind: the deployment of MVP pilots between the selected startups and the enterprise.

There are two challenge categories:

  • The R&D Challenge:

Are you developing AI or Machine learning solution which could make Orion’s R&D better?

  • The Oncology Challenge:

 Solutions and/or services to help cancer patients living their daily lives with the devastating disease they have.


For more info and registration, please see the program’s webpage!



When and Who to Apply?

The application period is currently open. You can fill the form here  by August 31 and Vertical will get back to you in late September with information whether you made it to the shortlist of the startups invited for the Final Selection Days.

Who can Apply?

Any startups bringing disruptive innovations to medication, drug discovery, medication analytics, medicine AI/ML, oncology, healthtech or in any other part of the pharmaceutical industry that could better Orion’s business, can apply for the program.

Where and when the program will take place?

The program will take in Helsinki, Finland between October 22 and January 31, 2018. A minimum of one to two people from your team to be available to work with the client in Helsinki for the duration of the program is expected.

Can startups outside of Finland apply?

Absolutely. Vertical and their clients have worked with startups on co-creation projects from all over the world.

What to expect from the Final Selection Days?

A unique opportunity for the shortlisted startup to meet Vertical and Orion experts to asses and further develop your co-creation proposal. This event is mandatory for the shortlisted startups.

How many startups will be selected?

At the end of the selection process we will select 1-2 startups in total to participate in the program.




August 24, 2018
Online / Helsinki
Register via webpage
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