Blog in Finnish Chemical Magazine Kemia-Kemi on 24 January 2022:
How to make Finland the best RDI environment for health and life sciences
Great things are currently happening in the Finnish health and life sciences sector. But how can we boost innovation and make health an even better growth engine for Finland? By improving enabling legislation, increasing public RDI funding and attracting international investors, says Juha Paakkola, Director of Health Capital Helsinki. The blog was first published in Finnish Chemical Media on 24 January 2022.
The effects of the current pandemic are comparable to other significant crises of humankind: the pandemic forces people to innovate together and invest in new solutions. Where World War II boosted nuclear physics and aircraft, the COVID-19 pandemic has turbo-boosted mRNA vaccine technology and caused a huge demand for e.g. digital health solutions.
There’s a globally growing demand on the market, Finnish researchers have more and more courageous attitudes towards entrepreneurship and investors are interested in the health industry. These are all great news – but how can we boost innovation and make health an even better growth engine for Finland?
Three opportunities to boost health innovation in Finland
Improving legislation to enable the research use of Finland’s world-renowned health data
Increasing public RDI funding and ensure the continuation of strong RDI at HUS Helsinki University Hospital, and
Increasing startup funding: in addition to attracting international investors, domestic private equity funds with health focus are needed.
Health innovations can – not only create jobs and tax euros – actually save the mankind. Let’s all do our part to make Finland the best RDI environment for health and life sciences.
Supportive startup infrastructure, excellent health data, and a wealth of research innovation make Helsinki a health & life sciences city to watch.
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