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Hosted by: Maria 01 & Konecranes

Community Breakfast: Startup-Corporation Collaboration

8:30 - 10:00
In-person at Maria 01
Community Breakfast: Startup-Corporation Collaboration

Welcome to join us for a Maria 01 Community Breakfast hosted in collaboration with Konecranes

How do you as a startup enter and build a successful collaboration with a larger corporation? What are some of the key aspects to take into consideration in order to ensure a lucrative relationship for both parties and why is it so important to have those difficult discussions early on to avoid unpleasant surprises down the road?

Konecranes has collaborated systematically with startups ever since 2017 and has since then, been part of building successful cooperations with startups from all over the world in different industries, to co-create innovative solutions tackling some of the most challenging problems in industrial material handling.

We’re thrilled to invite you to our next, co-hosted Community Breakfast at the Maria 01 Campus. Our experts from Konecranes will share their most important learnings from previous collaborations, giving you the tools and insights needed when looking into entering a partnership with a larger corporation in any industry.

The founders of the Maria 01 startup Robonomist will later join the stage to let us in on their learnings from collaborating with corporations. What is actually a successful outcome from a startup’s point of view and how do you get there?

Reserve your seat at the breakfast by signing up in advance below. Please be prepared to show your Covid-19 Certificate prior to entering the venue.

When: Wednesday, December 15th // 8:30 – 10:00
Where: Maria 01 Campus, Restaurant Starter (Lapinlahdenkatu 16, Helsinki)

On stage


Jussi Eskelin, Manager, Digital Experience & Business Design, is fascinated by entrepreneurs’ power to solve the most demanding challenges in business and societies. Now, Jussi leads Konecranes’ Digital Experience and Business Design team.

Ville Hoppu, Partnership Manager, is passionate about in- novation around sustainability solutions and at Konecranes, he drives the startup collaboration and engages like-minded out-of- the-box thinkers.


Juha Itkonen, Co-Founder, has previously worked as a researcher focusing on the economics of climate change and networks at the University of Helsinki, University of Munich, and Ifo Institute. He also has background as an economist at the Bank of Finland.

Otto Laosmaa, Co-Founder, has a background as a data analyst at Bisnode Finland Oy with risk and forecast modeling, and as an entrepreneur in the field of data science consulting.