Health tech experts and enthusiasts gathered in Tallinn on 13 March for the Health Tech Living Lab Summit to discuss the challenges of creating innovative solutions in healthcare. However, the first challenge arrived sooner than expected – the government of Estonia declared an emergency situation the night before the event was set to start and …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance has in response to the COVID-19 Crisis, adapted and set up the first of what will be a series of Pop-Up Ecosystems. The first of these, was held on March 31st featuring input from Ecosystems from Scotland, Estonia, Slovenia, Spain and Wales.  Our Ecosystems and Membership Director Andy Bleaden said  “We are so pleased …

by Heather Smith

Science Park Tehnopol, in cooperation with EIT InnoEnergy, a pan-European impact fund, invites Estonian companies to participate in the new international PowerUp! Challenge programme aimed at investing in innovative solutions and finding the next unicorns in the field of green technologies. The program also includes the PowerUp! competition for start-ups which in the past has …

by Heather Smith

Tehnopol Startup Incubator alumni and Connected Health cluster member Triumf Health ranked highly these past few weeks in European sponsored Horizon 2020 programs. Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest Research and Innovation program and has been allocated close to €80 billion of funding over a 7 year period (2014-2020). Among various events, it co-sponsors the …

by Heather Smith

Health community think tanks this year discussed how to address the challenges of deploying artificial intelligence. The discussion found that systematic and structured data collection and changes in the financing of the whole process were a prerequisite for moving forward with artificial intelligence. According to Piret Hirv, head of the Connected Health Cluster, collaboration between …

by Heather Smith

We recently caught up with Piret who gave us an update on what she thinks about ECHAlliance! Find out more about the Estonian Connected Health Ecosystem.

by Matt Grek

MOWG (Medicine Optimisation Working Group) is inviting all experts in the topic of polypharmacy to join Jana Lass from Estonia and her colleagues in MOWG in preparing the scenario for the first of the MOWG videos. In October 2019 ECHAlliance will publish the first in the series of four videos. The first video will explain …

by Heather Smith

An all-day gathering of the Estonian Ecosystem is taking place on Tuesday 27 August, the topic of which is Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care. The team are keen to engage with international speakers who have knowledge in the obstacles of implementing AI in health and care or can speak on ethical questions such as …

by Heather Smith

LIFT99 wrote in their blog about investments into Estonian startups. They are thrilled to announce that 2018 is going to be a record year for Estonian startups! Tehnopol is happy to say that there are some startups from our campus as well! 6 months in, we’re just €30 M short of swooshing by last year’s results. Here’s …

by Heather Smith

Over the past three days, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol hosted 20 startups around Europe to create another batch of ambassadors and potential foreign entrepreneurs to whom the Baltic and Nordic market entry point would be here. Even though Tallinn is considered to be one of the smallest startup communities in Europe, the digital services provided …

by Heather Smith