SHIFT is a fine-tuned balance of music festival vibes, cutting-edge knowledge and business opportunities. The Art & Experiences program has been designed to create a unique and holistic festival experience with experimental decorations, thought-provoking art installations, surprise performances, music and other entertainment.

SHIFT is not a place to visit, it’s a place to feel, explore and experience.

Escape Room

Cybersecurity Escape Room

CGI brings to the scene Cybersecurity Escape Room game which is created for staff training – anywhere and anytime you want. Usually individuals and personal activities are the biggest weakness of information security. At SHIFT you can prepare yourself to become the strongest link in cybersecurity and meet awesome people while playing the game.

Book your game at SHIFT here!


Sofokus Saunas

Can you take the heat?

Sofokus is a Finnish technology partner focused on creating digital platform solutions. Sofokus helps organizations to identify their digital assets and turn them into a defensible competitive edge.

At the SHIFT 2019 Sofokus is on a mission to find out what the future of growth looks like. Sofokus is organizing a variety of events at the dock area, on ferries and at sea. Just head to the shore and look for two ferries, you can’t miss them!

Sofokus crew will take you on a ride to the future by hosting three roundtable cruises during the festival days. Join and take part in interesting discussions about hacking growth, learning faster and success.

Read more about the free roundtable cruise topics and sing up here!


Are you taking part in Intelligent city shark tank hosted by 6.Aika? Like in any sport, it’s recommendable to warm up before diving in with the sharks. Grab your swimsuit and join Sofokus at their sauna ferry and perfect your pitch in a heated environment. The crew will give you professional feedback and tips how to ace the shark tank. The crew will be present at the ferry during the festival opening hours.

For further information contact Lauriina Holmtröm


Intelligent City Shark Tank

Intelligent City Shark Tank

6Aika (Six City) is a strategy for sustainable urban development. It is a joint strategy of the six largest cities in Finland. Together, they tackle the challenges of urbanization and evolve towards ever more intelligent and inherently human-centric cities.

In SHIFT 2019, 6Aika organizes a “Shark Tank” on Friday and invites 5-7 groups to pitch their ideas for them. 6Aika provides the six cities as growth and innovation platforms for you to try out your business concepts and to further develop your business ideas. Companies have the possibility to co-create their ideas together with the cities.


6Aika has seven projects that are divided for the two festival days, Thursday and Friday. These projects are situated on different business fields.


Thursday 29th of August

12.00-13.00 HNRY – Carbon Neutral and Resource Wise Industrial Areas,  round table discussions

13.00-14.00 Energy Wise Cities

14.00-15.00 CityIoT

15.00-16.00 The Smart Learning Environments for the Future project

16.00-16:30 PoraKONE and DigiPore round table discussions

16.30-17.00 Elisa startup collaboration


Friday 30th of August

11.00-12.00 CircVol – Utilisation of side streams and masses of soil in cities

12.00-13.00 365/12

13.00-14.30. Shark Tank

14.30-15.30 Smart City Guidance


The Shark Tank event will take place at 6Aika’s container at Ruissalo Shipyard. Register here!

The projects will describe themselves better during the event. Find out more by clicking on their names. For more information, please contact Meri Lindström

Sunborn Business Sup

Stand Up Paddle surfing

Ever tried to make business connections while Stand Up Paddle surfing? In SHIFT 2019, you now have the opportunity between the sessions and chats to do experiential exercise and new business deals on Sunborn Business SUP! All you need is adventurous attitude and a good pitch.

Get in the sea with your friends or go alone to meet new friends. This is also a perfect opportunity to get a look over the Shipyard and beautiful Finnish nature from this viewpoint while talking business.

More information and (pre-)registration will open soon.



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