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 our key activities and achievements last year.
The rapid onset of Covid-19 and the devastating global consequences were beyond what anyone imagined. The situation placed a significant challenge to all interaction by blocking physical meetings. Everything became virtual.
For health startups the situation has presented both challenges and opportunities. It became more difficult to open new doors, create personal relations with investors and meet new clients. On the other hand, Covid-19 accelerated the digitalisation in healthcare around the world, and the demand for new digital solutions and diagnostics skyrocketed.
The value of ecosystem developers like Health Capital Helsinki has increased dramatically as the need for new virtual contacts, network building, innovation generation, startup support and market access support is higher than ever. Therefore, we at Health Capital Helsinki team feel proud to be here and are highly motivated to do our part to lift the economy and make Finnish health innovations fly.
In 2020, we organised over 50 matchmaking meetings
We couldn’t have done this without our ecosystem and partners. Thank you! Let’s continue discussing, collaborating and hopefully even meeting each other in real life as 2021 rolls on.
Health Capital Helsinki team
Director, Health Capital Helsinki
juha.paakkola (a) healthcapitalhelsinki.fi
+358 400 163 980