Business Finland and German ZIM programme are looking for inspiring market-oriented joint projects between small and medium-sized enterprises in Finland and Germany. The call is currently ongoing and is open until September 15, 2020. Project ideas should stem from the companies’ own needs and can belong to any domain. The projects should involve the development …

by Heather Smith

With the coronavirus spreading from one country to another, the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on our daily lives has been inevitable. Every sector is looking for a way to adapt to ongoing challenges. What is truly comforting is how fast new solutions are emerging to help fight the crisis. Oulu is no exception, as health & …

by Heather Smith

The Digital Health Society  Summit in Helsinki  11 & 12 December 2019 “Connecting Digital Health & Data Initiatives in Europe” Last week we held the first DHS Summit in Finland under the patronage of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the Council of Europe. The first day was focused on the Finnish Digital system …

by Heather Smith

The goals of identifying pain and implementing drug-free treatments are rapidly growing in demand in the healthcare sector. Therefore, in an ongoing effort to find the best pain assessment tools, Kipuwex, an Oulu-based health tech start-up, has developed a perfect solution to answer the needs in this field. The company is currently working on an internationally recognised project, inDemand, and strengthening …

by Heather Smith

The call for Reference Sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, which was launched in June 2019, resulted in a total of seventy-seven regional and local organisations being chosen for this award. Oulu has received 4 stars and remains the only Reference Site in Finland. The evaluation results reflect three peer …

by Heather Smith

To answer challenges in the area of neurological rehabilitation, Peili Vision has developed a solution that supports patients in their recovery processes by utilising advanced virtual reality (VR) technology. This CE-marked innovation brings significant advancements in social and healthcare in both public and in private sectors by enabling post stroke rehabilitation from home.  Peili Vision has piloted …

by Heather Smith

Oulu University Hospital, the University of Oulu and the City of Oulu have signed a framework agreement on collaboration with MSD, a global healthcare company. By signing the agreement on 18 September 2019, Oulu strengthens its position as a center of digital health. The collaboration will focus on three areas: research, eHealth and innovation as …

by Heather Smith

Where the champions of healthcare unite The most anticipated digital health event of the year, the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference attracted about 2600 delegates from 64 countries to Helsinki on 12 – 13 June 2019. The two-day conference was an excellent opportunity to let the world know about Finland’s exceptional expertise in health …

by Heather Smith

OuluHealth is part of a new Nordic-German collaboration that step-by-step offer companies insight and clarification into the German health and care market over a 13 months period. The project has received almost 2 million DKK from Nordic Innovation and is supported by the Nordic prime ministers under the Nordic Solution to Global Challenges initiative. The …

by Matt Grek