SPARK Finland program

SPARK Finland is looking for projects targeting new solutions in the health tech and life science space for its next program, starting in August 2022! Eligible applicants are from Helsinki, Tampere, Turku, Kuopio and Joensuu regions – faculty, scientists, clinicians, students – from SPARK Finland’s member institution.

SPARK provides participants with:

  • Mentoring and advice from national and international industry leaders 
  • Opportunities to participate and present your idea in international industry events
  • Small financial contribution to de-risk your project
  • Access to investors and experts on commercialization

…and much more.

The call is open until 23 May. Want to learn more about the program? Join the Call info on 27 April or 5 May at 13:00!

Health Design 2022

Dipoli, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Organiser: Northbay, Healthtech Finland, HUS, Aalto University and Instrumentarium Science Foundation

Health Design 2022 - Interaction and Human Wellbeing in Digital and Physical Spaces
With Health, Design and Technology changemakers, Public and Workplace Leaders.

1. What is the role of social interaction in tomorrow's hybrid workplace?
2. How digitalisation affects human development and mental wellbeing?
3. How we can design virtual and physical spaces that support wellbeing for all?
4. How we can connect hospitals to homes through human interaction and digital interfaces?

Ticket sales are now open.

UKCA marking – The new product marking for goods in Great Britain

Residence of the British Ambassador, Itäinen Puistotie 15, Helsinki

Organiser: The Department for International Trade (DIT) and British Embassy in Helsinki

The UKCA marking replaces the European CE marking in Great Britain. Make the change before 1 January 2023 to continue selling your goods. Companies selling medical devices in the UK must be ready to use the UKCA marking from 1 July 2023.

Join this interactive breakfast to hear and discuss about the latest developments related to UKCA marking. Experts from BEIS (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) will guide you through the topic and answer your questions.

8:00 – 8:30 Networking breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 Presentation by BEIS followed by discussion & questions

Please register your attendance as soon as possible but latest 23 May.

AstraZeneca Exchange Mentoring Program

Interested in connecting with one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, AstraZeneca? AstraZeneca and Business Tampere have launched a unique mentoring program for health technology and life science startups! The selected teams will have a chance to meet dedicated AstraZeneca mentors representing a wide range of industry expertise, in a one-off session per company.

Startups from all around Finland are welcomed. To apply to the program, please fill in your application here



Orion’s Innovation Call

Innovestor and Orion are looking for new and promising solutions for further drug discovery and development. Startups and scaleups – this is your chance to take your solution to the next level together with a globally operating Finnish pharmaceutical company.

Orion is calling for companies developing solutions in the following areas:

  • Oncology
  • Neuropathic pain and other chronic pain conditions
  • Rare neurological disorders
  • Rare epilepsies

You can read more about the collaboration opportunity here.

Tekoäly töissä: Investointitrendit – Tekoäly Health & Med Tech -alalla (in Finnish)


Järjestäjä: AI-TIE – Tekoälyinnovaatioekosysteemillä kilpailukykyä PK-yrityksille -hanke

Tekoäly töissä -webinaarisarjan kevään kolmannessa osassa tutustutaan siihen, minkälaisiin tekoälyratkaisuihin investoidaan HealthTech-alalla? Mitkä ovat alan tulevaisuuden trendit ja mihin investointeja kohdistetaan globaalisti? Entä mitä investointien perusteella voi päätellä alan tulevaisuudesta?

Ilmoittaudu mukaan 31.5. mennessä! Tilaisuus on maksuton.

Tekoäly töissä on yrityksille suunnattu webinaarisarja, jossa rakennetaan ymmärrystä tekoälyn mahdollisuuksista liiketoiminnan digitalisoinnissa, toiminnan digitalisoinnin sujuvasta käyttöönotosta, tekoälyyn ja dataan liittyvästä sääntelystä, teknologiamurroksen johtamiseen.

Arctic15 2022

Cable Factory, Helsinki

Organiser: ArcticStartup

Join the key matchmaking startup conference in the Nordics and Baltics for startups, investors, corporates and media! 

On the afternoon of Tuesday June 7th there will be HealthTech Track by Takeda where various top industry experts, founders and investors will discuss topics like data driving the healthcare transformation or investing in scaling capabilities.

Come meet your next investor or partner at Arctic15, the hottest startup conference of the spring!

Health Tuesday: AgeTech solutions for independent living and active ageing


Organiser: Business Finland

Join the June edition of Health Tuesday to hear more about high-tech solutions targeted for the ageing population, so called AgeTech, technology that allows for a more independent and active life at an advanced age.

Business Finland is active in several related programs in order to support the development of services for the elderly. In addition, Finnish companies are offering various solutions for active independent living and AgeTech generally.

During the event, you will hear about the Finnish offering as well as get a brief overview of Business Finland's international market studies and plans in this field.

A roundtable discussion will follow to highlight the AgeTech market in Japan, the country with the huge business potential in this sector.

The 2022 HIMMS & Health 2.0 European Health Conference

Messukeskus, Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki

Organiser: HIMSS with Finnish partners

The 2022 HIMSS European Health Conference & Exhibition brings the European healthcare community back together in Helsinki, Finland. It will feature HIMSS's knowledge, expertise and thought leadership in healthcare digitisation, and Accelerate Health’s network of entrepreneurs and investors showcasing the latest and most innovative health tech solutions.

The Finnish Pavilion, organised by the Finnish partners of the congress, will present Finnish companies and program, highlighting Finland’s pioneering role in accelerating digital change.

Join the European healthcare community for inspiration, innovation, and unrivalled networking opportunities for future collaborations!

Registration is open and advance rates apply until 30 May. Use Health Capital Helsinki's code HEPT1 and get a 15% discount for the tickets.

HIMSS 2022 Side Event: Fingenious Ecosystem Offers More

Messukeskus, Helsinki and online

Organiser: Finnish Biobanks - FINBB and Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Business Finland, Findata and Pharma Industry Finland (PIF)

This HIMMS 2022 side event will offer you insight into how companies are using the unique Finnish data ecosystem to:

  • conduct decentralized clinical trials,
  • improve patient finding and profiling, and
  • generate high-quality, real-world evidence that is accepted by regulators and payers.

In addition, you will also learn more about Fingerious Ecosystem which helps you to plan and conduct a project by providing a one-stop service. 

The event, free of charge, is designed especially for pharma and biotech companies, RWE experts and service providers as well as Fingerious Ecosystem partners. Register for the event here.


Digital follow-up of patients in Finnish homes

Embassy of Norway in Helsinki, Rehbinderintie 17, Helsinki

Organiser: The Norwegian embassy in Helsinki, Innovation Norway and Business Finland

Welcome to the event "Digital follow-up of patients in Finnish homes" during HIMSS 2022 week! The event kicks off with a keynote speech and a concrete case of cooperation between Norwegian and Finnish companies. There will be plenty of time at the event to network with potential Norwegian and Finnish partners. This is a unique platform for Norwegian and Finnish companies to build networks and explore cooperation opportunities.

Register by 6 June!

MedFIT 2022 Pitch Sessions

Grenoble, France

Are you searching for the perfect place to present your innovative project or technology? Don’t miss your opportunity to pitch your innovation in front of the right audience in the MedTech, Diagnostic and Digital Health sectors at the MedFit Pitch Sessions held on September 20–21, 2022!

The selected companies will get:

  • A 5-minute presentation timeslot in front of a jury of experts and an audience
  • Speed-mentoring from experts to boost the development of your project
  • Enhanced visibility among potential partners and investors
  • Dedicated meeting space at the heart of the MedFIT exhibition area
  • A presentation of your project on the event website and in the print programme
  • The opportunity to win and be recognised as the most innovative project in the sector

Find out which pitching session is the right fit for you here and send your application by June 15th.