GE Healthcare opens Health Innovation Village in Helsinki
GE Healthcare opened its first health tech startup campus, Health Innovation Village, at its Finnish headquarters in September.
The Health Innovation Village saw its first inhabitants move in this summer. Today, it is the home of 20 health tech startups operating in the fields of wireless technologies, sensors as well as apps and cloud services.
The Health Innovation Village has been launched at GE’s Helsinki offices to create an ecosystem of health tech startups. Health Tech is the largest and most important Finnish export sector representing 47% of Finnish hi-tech exports.
”The health sector needs speedy clinically relevant and affordable innovations. We believe the magic formula is the combination of large global corporations and agile startups, co-located. We wanted to bring them closer, because innovations are created when people meet. Living close to startups, exchanging ideas and eventually working together on innovative projects is fresh thinking. Eventually, this benefits our customers too,” says Didier Deltort, Managing Director of GE Finland.
The Health Innovation Village is located in GE’s Finnish headquarters in Vallila, Helsinki and includes startups covering technology innovations that feed into many aspects of health. More information about the Health Innovation Village startups can be found from their Facebook page.
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