Partnering with OP Financial Group

At OP Financial Group we are constantly looking for new partners in the field of finance, health, technology, wealth, insurance, mobility, and housing. We have developed a frame for our partnerships, which allows us to co-create in a more time-efficient and lean way.  Within these programs, we are finding partners to bring new products to the Finnish market.

Programs going on now:

Open Banking

Previous Programs:

All the winners of challenge week continue to co-creation phase, where together with OP Financial Group we develop the MVP proposal forward together. Under each program, you will find the winners of each challenge week.

Smart Living

Smart Commerce

Smart Health


Smart Mobility

The structure of partnership programs


Feedback from the companies attending the challenge week

“I liked that it is not just a challenge. It is the first step to concrete cooperation with OP Bank and partners and therefore much more valuable than any trophy or some financial reward. Mentors and jury were professional and the atmosphere was very positive.”

“The event was great. It was very informative and an enriching experience as a whole.”

“Like the venue, and the friendly OP team/mentors.”

“Mix of work and social activities. Great venue with private meeting rooms.”

“The opportunity to have open discussions with those in the company with domain knowledge – not just talking to a proxy of a proxy…”

“Excellent opportunity to learn from OP and networking with other startups and mentors. Really valuable.”

“Mentor’s were really committed to coaching and show real interest towards the solutions.”


 The companies of the Innovation Challenge Week

OP has had the privilege to host over 5o companies in multiple programs, here are the ones who  have participated in Innovation Challenge weeks in three of our programs!

Smart Health

Smart Commerce

Smart Living



Photos from previous programs

OP Smart Health Challenge Week: WeSavvy and mentors


 OP Smart Health Challenge Week


Smart Health Jury focusing on the pitches at Challenge Week Demo Day


Winners of Smart Health Challenge Week: WeFitter, Huoleti & Buddy Healthcare


Startups at Smart Commerce Challenge Week


Philippe Santraine and Matti Rusila speed dating with May from Paykey at Smart Commerce


OP mentors Roope Luomala and Antti Kangasluoma at Demo Day of Smart Commerce


Winners of Smart Commerce Challenge Week: Smartmile, Paykey & Feedbackly


Previous partners in our programs

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