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

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
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