Helsinki hosts a long-term, free incubator program for research-based health startups. The concept is unique in the Nordics. Read about the program and the experiences of two promising Finnish startups that have participated in the program. The incubator is open to new companies 1-2 times a year. Two startups participating in the incubator program of …

by Francesco Condello

The City of Helsinki wanted to put the spotlight on the wellbeing of its employees during these trying times. As a result, an Innovation Challenge was put together in 2020 to increase the physical activity of the City personnel. Noora Hagman is a Senior Advisor in charge of the City of Helsinki’s business collaboration that …

by Francesco Condello

Finnish medtech startup, Health Incubator Helsinki company Maculaser has raised a €1.2 million funding round for their patented laser treatment technology that aims to halt the progression of blinding retinal diseases. Maculaser, a Finnish startup developing temperature-controlled laser therapy for retinal diseases, has raised €1.2 million in funding. The round was led by Finnish venture …

by Francesco Condello

2020 was an exceptional year – and we are not out of the woods yet. During this time, the value of ecosystem developers like Health Capital Helsinki has increased as the need for collaborating and innovating virtually as well as startup and market access support is higher than ever. Taking one last look into 2020, we summarised …

by Heather Smith

Health Incubator Helsinki, Finland’s first long-term business development environment for research-based health sector startups, is welcoming new applications from 1 until 28 February 2021. After the selection process, approximately 12 teams will be chosen for the program to start in May 2021. When you’re starting a business, you need to be where the talented people …

by Heather Smith

The first of its kind Finnish-Estonian Health Economy Demo Day brought together over 80 investors, startups and ecosystem partners to listen to pitches from 9 promising health technology startups. Organized by Health Founders accelerator in Estonia and Health Incubator Helsinki in Finland, the event provided a unique and cross-boundary platform for startups and investors to connect. “The event proved …

by Heather Smith

Inspiring the elderly in an innovative way – the challenge of quick experimentation now open! The City of Helsinki has opened a challenge for companies to experiment quickly with innovative solutions that promote the mobility and activity of older Helsinki residents living at home. Solutions must have business potential. Eligibility requirements: The company must be …

by Heather Smith

The path from the table of a researcher to a marketable future medication, health care product, or health care solution is long and requires financial planning. Realized in cooperation by Business Finland, Business Finland Venture Capital, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd (Tesi), and Health Capital Helsinki, investor event Finnish Health and Life Science Research Showcase for Investors brought together …

by Heather Smith

Data is the future of health, and as a new market it provides great business opportunities. Finland is a one-stop shop for health data with the ability to provide everything that companies need to make successful business and R&D. How can Finnish data hold its competitive position? Is there a standard for pricing the data? …

by Heather Smith

Does your country have a health capital? Apparently, Finland has one! Meet Health Capital Helsinki Digital Health Global blog took a look on what makes Finland a digital health champion and what is done in the Greater Helsinki region to support health startups.  Digital Health Global had a chat with Christian Lardot, Health Incubator Helsinki leader and Senior Business …

by Heather Smith
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