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Want your startup to grow faster?

The world’s leading renewable materials company wants to work with you. Apply for the Accelerator Program Digital Solutions together with Vertical Accelerator and Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurship.

The Accelerator Programme

Have you ever imagined building a car or an airplane from wood-based materials? Yes, it can be done! And a company pioneering this radical new thinking is us - Stora Enso – one of the world’s leading providers of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper.

We are looking for startups bringing disruptive innovations in digitalization, IoT, big data, analytics, supply chain, AI, VR, robotics, or in any other part of the chain that could transform Stora Enso business. In order to get there faster we are inviting innovative, fast-moving startups to advance our understanding about new technologies and market trends. The firms we select to collaborate with could be our partners or suppliers of tomorrow.
Together we can build a renewable future. We are looking at all kind of innovations that could transform Stora Enso business.

What we are looking for
Our business challenges are your opportunities!
Smart factoriesSupply chain track and traceCustomer experience
A stable and efficient production line is key when it comes to operational performance. We are seeking solutions that will reduce process-related downtime as well as technical downtime. We believe that the improvement potential will come from smart mill solutions where we utilize the capabilities of analytics, predictive modelling and remote online support.
We want to reach 100% visibility across our supply chain. The first step here is to be able to track and trace our deliveries to customers in our global business. Further we want to have a zero time spent on finding information on transactions in outbound logistics. Our aim is a fully autonomous supply chain planning process.

We seek an omni-channel approach with intelligence that will create new markets, increase our share in existing markets, and achieve a high level of integration between the customer buy and Stora Enso sell processes. We also see an opportunity to provide intelligence in Stora Enso products creating new value for our customers.

Something else?
​Do you have an idea or a technology with the potential to help transform the renewable materials industry? Are you working with software, digitalization, IoT, big data, analytics, supply chain, AI, VR, robotics, automation, or in any other area that can offer similar solutions? Then we are looking for you!


The Accelerator program
Vertical accelerator, Stora Enso and Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurship are proud to offer a unique accelerator program like no other in the world combining:
a globally renowned 4-month Vertical accelerator program and 4-month free co-working space in one of Europe’s biggest startup hubs, Maria 0-1 located in Helsinkia prominent network of 200+ world-class mentorsup to 150k EUR in Vertical seed funding for the most promising teamsimmersion in one of the most vibrant startup communities in the worldparticipation in a world-class executive education program delivered by Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurshipand most importantly, dedicated resources from Stora Enso working side-by-side with your team not only supporting your development but also participating actively in the accelerator program and the executive education program with you.
Startups from any industry that can take on challenges in the renewable materials industry – in any part of its value chain – are invited to apply and join us!

Stora Enso as a partner
At Stora Enso we are transforming our business towards the bio-economy, where products from the forest will replace fossil-based materials to battle climate change. In order to get there faster we are inviting innovative, fast moving startups to advance our understanding about new technologies and market trends. The firms we select to collaborate with could be our partners or suppliers of tomorrow. Together we can build a renewable future.