During the COVID19 pandemic, the need for digital development became clearer than ever before. Utilizing digital technologies, wireless solutions and virtual reality in new service structures is essential to deliver health solutions independent of time and place. This need is very well answered in Oulu, the city that boasts a well-deserved reputation as an innovation-friendly …

by Anthony Armenta

Welcome to the conference held as a hybrid event hosted by Oulu University Hospital. Network with participants presenting their research and front-running health solutions. Learn how to make our everyday life and care safer and healthier. The past year and a half have been a tumultuous and uncertain time for all of us, especially in …

by Francesco Condello

6G Flagship coordinated by the University of Oulu, the world’s first and leading 6G research, development and innovation program, and Singapore have agreed on mutual 6G technology collaboration. The partnership will focus on research and development collaboration on 6G technology. The goal is also to notably contribute to global standardization and regulatory development of 6G …

by Anthony Armenta

Oulu University Hospital has been placed by Newsweek on the list of the world’s smartest hospitals. Newsweek partnered with data firm Statista to highlight hospitals that best avail themselves of the most advanced technologies. These hospitals lead in their use of AI, robotic surgery, digital imaging, telemedicine, smart buildings, information technology infrastructure and EHRs. According …

by Francesco Condello

The Nordic Life Science news magazine has chosen five most promising Nordic companies to highlight the versatility of the Nordic life science industry. Oulu-based Finnadvance was recognised for working on reducing the use of antibiotics. All the selected companies are at different stages of development, with different focus areas, and they represent the different strongholds …

by Francesco Condello

In a year dominated by the global coronavirus pandemic, health care became the world’s number one priority in 2020. As governments took drastic action to close down economies in order to reduce social contact and save lives, the world was plunged into the deepest recession since the Second World War.  Businesses are now counting costs and wondering what recovery …

by Heather Smith

Oulu region with its OuluHealth Ecosystem, and one of the three pilot regions in the inDemand Consortium, held its in Demand virtual Final Event (video in Finnish) on September 23rd, 2020.  The Regional Players (Oulu Region Council/Funder, Oulu University Hospital/Challenger, BusinessOulu/Supporter, University of Oulu, and Solver companies) now share 8 practical and useful experiences for executing this innovative model for improving patient care and …

by Heather Smith

Smart infusion therapy monitoring device manufacturer Monidor secures 1M € in funding from Voima Ventures as the lead investor of the round.  Finnish medical tech company, Monidor, has finished its latest investment round, receiving 1M € from the deep tech fund Voima Ventures and Innovestor. Prior to the current round, Monidor has been backed up by Butterfly Ventures and …

by Heather Smith

Oulu-based startup company Cerenion’s C-Trend® medical device software makes it easy to interpret the EEG of intensive care patients. The company aims to license the brain function monitoring technology to major medical device manufacturers – with the help of IPR investments. Cerenion got started through the university and with support from Business Finland. When a …

by Heather Smith

Oulu-based iSTOC answers the need for testing large populations quickly and cost-efficiently with its mobile diagnostics solution for screening and mapping the spread of different infectious diseases, like Covid-19. The innovation is used with rapid tests that can detect antibodies from a small drop of blood. Test results are scanned with a smartphone and digitized. iSTOC is now …

by Heather Smith
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