Vertical Orion Open Innovation Program – APPLY TODAY!

Are you a startup working on an AI solution for drug discovery? Are you developing a solution that can improve the life and treatment of cancer patients? The Vertical program offers health and life science companies an opportunity to work side-by-side with Orion in order to co-create innovative solutions. Program participation is free of charge.

Vertical and Orion are looking for high-performing startups to bring disruptive and outside-the-box innovations for the following challenges:

  • The R&D challenge

Aim: to find an AI or machine learning solution that could make Orion’s R&D better.

  • The oncology challenge

Aim: to find solutions and/or services to improve already existing cancer treatments and help cancer patients live their daily lives.

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.

What does Vertical offer

  • Dedicated resources from Orion to work with your team not only supporting your development but also participating actively in the collaboration program with you
  • Potential corporate clients looking for a long-term commercial partnership
  • Service and business design support
  • The globally renowned 3-month business co-creation program
  • Prominent network of +200 world-class mentors and industry experts
  • Immersion in one of the most vibrant startup communities in the world

Read more information about the program challenges and apply for Vertical by 24 August.

About Orion

Orion Pharma is a globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets human and veterinary pharmaceuticals. The company is continuously developing new drugs and treatment methods. The core therapy areas of Orion’s pharmaceutical R&D are central nervous system (CNS) disorders particularly neurodegenerative diseases and chronic pain, oncology (prostate cancer, breast cancer and other hormone-driven cancers) and respiratory diseases.

About Vertical

We offer uplifting solutions to business problems by carefully selecting the best startup talents and then tuning their offering to match the business needs. We’re neither a startup accelerator, nor a traditional business consultancy. We look at improvement via addition and co-creation. That’s why we’ve created a new term for what we are, the world’s first business augmentor.


Contact person

Paolo Borella
Program Lead Vertical


Source: Vertical

Joanna Seppänen

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