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.

Onbone to expand through 10 million euro investment

Onbone Ltd, the developer of novel casting technology material, Woodcast®, has raised a total of …

Life Sciences, Growth Capital, Startups

Finnish health tech saw record exports last year

Finland’s health technology sector, particularly medical technology, is increasing its popularity globally.  According to Finland’s …

Life Sciences, MedTech

Corporations are looking for start-up intelligence

 The number of corporate-venture units worldwide has doubled to 1100 over the past five years. According …

ICT, Life Sciences, Growth Capital, Startups

Finland gets Serious about its games

Serious Gaming Cluster Finland is uniting the scene towards an educated future. It seems but …

Skilled workforce, ICT, Life Sciences, Skills, Connected health, Gaming

Is your new home in Espoo Innovation Garden?

Espoo Innovation Garden is where innovations are grown The largest innovation hub in the nordic …

Cleantech, ICT, Life Sciences

Greater Helsinki the Health Capital of Northern Europe

The university campuses of Meilahti, Viikki and Otaniemi with their cooperation partners form one of …

Skilled workforce, Life Sciences, Ecosystems and strongholds, R&D&I, Connected health, MedTech

Expertise in healthcare technology attracts major investments to Finland

Finland is definitely the current hotspot for companies developing smart healthcare technology solutions. The fresh …

Skilled workforce, ICT, Life Sciences, Ecosystems and strongholds, R&D&I, Skills, Connected health, MedTech, Startups

GE Healthcare invests 28.5 million euros to Finland

Health technology giant GE Healthcare will begin a three-year research program in Helsinki. Through its research …

Skilled workforce, Life Sciences, R&D&I, Connected health, Personalized medicine

Samsung Electronics to accelerate Finnish startups

PRESS RELEASE 2.2.2015 A new Startup Accelerator focusing on health technology will be starting up …

ICT, Life Sciences, Connected health, Startups

Vitruvian becomes a majority shareholder of CRF Health

CRF Health, the leading global provider of eCOA solutions for the life sciences industry, today …

Skilled workforce, Life Sciences, Skills, MedTech

Health technology: Finland’s next recipe for success?

Underwear that analyzes your body position and walking technique. Technology that evaluates an athlete’s condition …

Skilled workforce, ICT, Life Sciences, Skills, Connected health, Startups

Expand your business – with and within China

MY TWO CENT: Marika Mäkelä You, of course, know that China is growing. Measured with …

Cleantech, ICT, Life Sciences, Ecosystems and strongholds, R&D&I, Skills, China


Apr 21 – 22, 2015 Finextra Future Money London East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London
May 8 – 9, 2015 CRWDpuisto Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki
May 12, 2015 Team Finland China Day Finlandia Hall, Helsinki
May 26 – 27, 2015 Arctic15 by ArcticStartup
Jun 2 – 3, 2015 BioMedica 2015
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The global market for brain health applications is already $ 1 billion and estimated to be $ 6 billion in 2020.

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