Healthcare Innovation World Cup at MEDICA 2023

Apply now for free and advance your business!

The Healthcare Innovation World Cup® is looking for start-ups, scale-ups, and SMEs developing the next generation of smart health devices, medical wearables, digital biomarkers, electroceuticals, intelligent patches, and more. Healthtech and MedTech innovators worldwide are invited to take part free of charge.

If you are a technology-driven innovator submit your solution! The aim of the competition is to promote innovations, to make them visible to the world, and to connect innovators with decision-makers in the healthcare industry, potential partners, investors, and customers. Contestants can win prizes worth over 500.000 USD, incl. 12 pitching slots for the Top12 Health Techpreneurs 2023 in the finals at MEDICA.

The pitch and the award ceremony on the main stage of MEDICA fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, take place on 13 November 2023.

Read more & apply by 22 September

Nordic Innovation Fair 2023

Copenhagen, Denmark

Nordic Innovation Fair, organised 25-26 September in Copenhagen, Denmark, connects Nordic scientists with international investors and businesses.

Nordic Innovation Fair showcases up to 120 business opportunities, offering a free and unique matchmaking and networking opportunity by bringing together all stakeholders across the innovation ecosystem. Researchers and spin-outs from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark will present their inventions with the aim of finding business opportunities for licensing, co-development, research collaboration, funding and/or investment.

Health Talks: How to Commercialise Your PhD in Life Sciences


Organiser: Aalto University, HiLIFE from the University of Helsinki, Terkko Health Hub.

Paths that PhD researchers can undertake to commercialise their idea

Doing a PhD often feels like a natural step of a prospecting academic career, which usually leads to a postdoc or a researcher positions and occasionally down the line to a professorship. However, it doesn't need to be so, and there are many ways how a PhD and the concepts one works on during the programme can benefit the world already now. In the online Health Talks event, you'll hear inspiring stories of doctoral researchers who decided to follow an unconventional path and take steps in commercialising their promising results.

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Trade mission to Munich and Erlangen, Germany

Business Finland will organise a trade mission to Munich and Erlangen in Germany on 7-9 November, 2023. The visit will give Finnish Healthtech and Digital Health companies an opportunity to meet and discuss with potential customers and business partners as well as to explore related business opportunities and gain valuable information in order to accelerate the market entry to Germany.

The visit is tailored for Finnish HealthTech and Digital Health companies providing solutions mainly, but not limited to, in following fields:

  • Predictive and prevention analysis
  • Health data analysis and integration
  • Decision support
  • Clinical workflow
  • In general, AI/ML and data driven digital healthcare solutions

Register by 30 September!

Y Science Health and Pharma pitching competition at Slush 2023

Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus), Helsinki

Y science, the official side event of Slush for science-based innovations, invites all startups and pre-startups located in Finland and Switzerland to apply for Health and Pharma pitching competition on 30 November in Messukeskus, Helsinki!

The winning team will be granted 5,000 EUR to take their exciting idea further, as well as:

  • Receive speaker coaching to prepare their pitch
  • Meet potential investors
  • Get a Slush ticket

Apply by 30 September!

Health Tuesday: AI applications in healthcare


Organiser: Business Finland

AI and its different applications hold a lot of potential to help us navigate the ever-changing problems in the field of healthcare. In October's Health Tuesday webinar you will learn about how AI can be strategically implemented in a hospital setting and what benefits can be reaped with AI.

New technology and applications are needed to meet the global challenges of healthcare – generative, predictive, and ChatGPT solutions could be applicable in the future. In this Health Tuesday session you'll hear some great Finnish examples of how to improve clinical work with help of AI based solutions on diagnostics, patient monitoring and in daily hospital operations.

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Reimbursement webinar: Germany


Organiser: Business Finland

Get to know the German medical reimbursement system and the different relevant parties.

Obtaining reimbursement is often a critical step for successful market entry into German market. This webinar is a great opportunity to gain understanding of the German reimbursement landscape and what you need to consider when entering the German market. You will learn about the different reimbursement options, and what it means from a Finnish health tech company’s perspective.

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Deep Tech Demo at NORDEEP Summit

Calling all Nordic and Baltic Deep Tech startups! Deep Tech Demo at NORDEEP Summit, 11-12 October in Espoo, Finland, is the best opportunity to showcase your product and vision to the world, attract investors and get valuable feedback from industry leaders.

  • Criteria: Deep tech startups from the Nordics and Baltics
  • Selected startups receive a free ticket for the 2-day event and access to the full program.

This can be the platform you need to bring your startup ideas to the next level!

Read more and apply by 6 October

Orion Ecosystem Day

Orion House, Espoo

Organiser: Orion

Sign up for the first Orion Ecosystem Day, an event to discuss data and AI-driven transformation of drug discovery.

Snippets of the agenda:

Why are we building the ecosystem
Outi Vaarala, Senior Vice President (R&D & iMeds), Orion

Orion’s ecosystem from the academic perspective
Samuel Kaski, Professor, Computer Science, Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)

A private data and AI driven company from the US – What’s in it for us
Colin Hill, CEO, Aitia

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Finnish Pavilion at HLTH 2023 in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, US

Business Finland has secured a spot for a Finland Pavilion at HLTH 2023, the preeminent event for the US healthcare industry in Las Vegas on 8-11 October. It is the new meeting place for key stakeholders and investors – leading the dialogue and development for the future of healthcare – and companies.

This event is a great opportunity for Finnish healthcare companies to expand their network, explore growth opportunities, and meet strategics, leading investors, and healthcare organisations.

Read more about the Finnish Pavilion and Business Finland's special discounted registration rate
Interested? Contact Charlie Schick at

MedFIT 2023

Strasbourg, France

MedFIT is a great opportunity to connect with international key innovators in the MedTech, diagnostic and digital health sectors. As the leading European partnering event, MedFIT provides the ideal environment to help industry players to source early-stage assets, to facilitate the emergence of collaborative projects between big players, public research institutions, start-ups and SMEs, to increase licensing opportunities, to obtain funding and to facilitate market access.

LSX Nordic Congress

Copenhagen, Denmark

LSX Nordic Congress, on 10-11 October in Copenhagen, gathers the founders and CEOs of innovative startups through to publicly listed healthcare giants, and everyone in between. The biotech, healthtech and medtech industry’s c-suite will be joined by the sector’s most active investors, big pharma, big medtech and health technology BD&L teams, R&D leaders, KOLs and top tier service companies who are driving the sector forward.

LSX Nordic tackles the world’s biggest healthcare challenges, and helps answer the question; what’s next and how do we get there.