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 Capital Helsinki brings together top experts

Actors of the healthcare industry in Helsinki region signed a significant contract, which brings together …

Health tech & life sciences

Vertical grows team: Sonera to boost health tech startups

700 m2 start-up co-working space opens at Espoo Innovation Garden Vertical Startup Accelerator, focusing on …

Health-IT, Reference market creation

Interested in deal flow from Finland?

International VC Zone helps top-tier VCs access the best deal flow in the Helsinki region. For free. …

Health tech & life sciences, ICT, Smart & clean tech, Access to deal flow, Market information

Telemedicine startup Meedoc raises EUR 3.5 million investment

Finnish telemedicine startup Meedoc raises 3,5 million euro investment from Xlhealth, the German Venture Capital …


Apply to the New York Digital Health Accelerator!

Are you an early- or growth-stage company to whom access to clinical and technical feedback …

Health tech & life sciences, Export boosting

Bayer invests an annual EUR 60 million in Finnish research

The German Group Bayer annually invests around EUR 60 million in research activities in Finland, …

Clinical diagnostics, Health tech & life sciences

Onbone to expand through 10 million euro investment

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

Health tech & life sciences, Access to deal flow, Access to financing

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 …

Health tech & life sciences

Corporations are looking for start-up intelligence

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

Health tech & life sciences, ICT, Access to deal flow, Access to financing

Finland gets Serious about its games

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

Gaming, Health tech & life sciences, ICT

Everywear Games raises 500K investment

Supercell and Angry Birds maker Rovio may grab most of the gaming headlines in Finland, …

Health-IT, Access to deal flow

Is your new home in Espoo Innovation Garden?

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

Health tech & life sciences, ICT, Smart & clean tech