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.

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

Finnish Optomed gets 4 million from Chinese investor

Finnish medical technology company Optomed Ltd. has received 4 million euros from Chinese Cenova Ventures. …

Skilled workforce, Life Sciences, Quality of life, Skills, China, Growth Capital, MedTech

The next billion lies in Finnish innovations

Some 300 participants including 40 investors from all over China gathered in Beijing to hear …

Cleantech, ICT, Life Sciences, Skills, China, Growth Capital

GE Healthcare opens Health Innovation Village in Helsinki

GE Healthcare opened its first health tech startup campus, Health Innovation Village, at its Finnish headquarters …

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

Meet the pioneers of health and wellness at Health 2.0

Why Finland is the hottest spot in Europe for health and wellness innovation? Finland is …

ICT, Life Sciences, Connected health, MedTech, Neurogaming, Personalized medicine

Finland’s doors opening for biobank research

A research environment favorable for biobanking can create globally successful companies, and benefit both local …

Easy business environment, Life Sciences, R&D&I, Personalized medicine

Finland can lead the way in personalised healthcare

MY TWO CENTS: Kimmo Koponen Finland has the potential to become a proactive healthcare and …

Easy business environment, Life Sciences, R&D&I, Personalized medicine

Mendor raises € 6,5 million growth financing

  Finnish diabetes technology company Mendor announced yesterday to have completed a new series of growth …

Real quality of life, Skilled workforce, Life Sciences, Connected health, Growth Capital

Upgraded Life Festival took it to the next level

On the 10th and 11th of June marked the first time that the Upgraded Life …

Life Sciences, Ecosystems and strongholds, Connected health

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


Feb 4 - 7, 2015 Startups in the Sun by ArcticStartup Murcia, Spain
Sep 9 - 10, 2015 Nordic Life Science Days 2015 Stockholm, Sweden
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