Life Sciences

Over the past decades Finland has invested heavily in research and development in the field of biotechnology and life sciences. Close collaboration between companies, universities and research institutes have provided a fruitful development environment for the Finnish life science industry.

Greater Helsinki has an attractive base of  life sciences including 7 universities, 7 universities of applied sciences and several research centers. More than 300 companies operate in the life science sector in Greater Helsinki. These companies employ over 5000 people and and create revenue of 1,5 billion.

 The biocenters in the region provide an excellent research environment for scientists and incubator companies offer facilities and services for start-up companies in close vicinity to strong basic research. There are four campuses relevant to life sciences in Greater Helsinki: Viikki focuses on the biosciences, Meilahti on biomedicine, Otaniemi is a technology campus and the natural sciences are studied at Kumpula.

Chinese investors met Finnish hi-tech firms in Hong Kong

Asian venture capital organizations met with Finnish life science and ICT SMEs at the Nordic …

ICT, Life Sciences, China

Foreign owned R&D Centres in Helsinki

Highly educated workforce and the first-class innovation system make Helsinki region an attractive location for international research and …

Prime location, Cleantech, Design & Creativity, ICT, Life Sciences, R&D&I, Gaming, MedTech, Nanotechnology

Expanded NeuroGaming Conference & Expo Returns to San Francisco May 7-8

New speakers, exhibitors and neurogaming hackathon added to further explore the convergence of sensory and …

ICT, Life Sciences, Neurogaming

Experience Finnish health spa at MWC Barcelona

Inspiring Finnish mobile health companies gave their best at Mobile World Congress Barcelona.   Visitors …

ICT, Life Sciences, Connected health, Mobile, Startups

Cutting-edge mobile health companies heading to Barcelona

Meet the most innovative Finnish companies at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Mobile is becoming …

ICT, Life Sciences, Skills, Connected health, Mobile, Startups

Startup space launched by GE Healthcare in Helsinki

(Arctic Startup) It looks like everyone is jumping on the startup ship. From governments, to …

Life Sciences, Skills, MedTech, Startups

Orion and Janssen sign $31million deal

Orion Corporation signs license agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the development and commercialization of …

Life Sciences, R&D&I, Neurotechnology

Mendor raises € 4,7 million growth financing for global expansion

Mendor, a leading diabetes technology company from Espoo Finland, has announced to have completed a new …

Skilled workforce, Life Sciences, Growth Capital, MedTech

Finnish Synoste raises total of € 2.8 M in financing

Finnish startup uses the funding to develop next-generation implants for correcting skeletal deformities Synoste Oy, …

Life Sciences, Growth Capital, MedTech

70 Hot Finnish startups and and young growth companies

In addition to the well-known success stories of Rovio and Supercell, there is an amazing …

Skilled workforce, Cleantech, ICT, Life Sciences, Skills, Biotechnology, Connected health, Gaming, MedTech, Mobile, Nanotechnology, Neurogaming, Neurotechnology, Startups

International VC Zone at your service

International VC Zone is a free service that seeks to lower the barriers for screening, analyzing, …

Cleantech, ICT, Life Sciences, Support services, Growth Capital

Commercialising the best ideas

Research is one thing but commercialising is another. Luckily Finnish firms in life sciences have …

Skilled workforce, Life Sciences, R&D&I


Apr 23 - 24, 2014 Neurotech Investing & Partnering Conference 2014 Ritz-Carlton, Boston, US
Apr 29 - May 1, 2014 BioIT Expo Seaport World Trade center, Boston MA, USA
May 7 - 8, 2014 Neurogaming Conference and Expo 2014 City View at METREON, San Francisco, US
May 14 - 15, 2014 IVD Japan Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
May 20 - 22, 2014 Israel Innovation Conference (MIXiii) Tel Aviv Fairgrounds, Israel
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