SmiLe Bootcamp – Get your business idea investment-ready in 10 weeks

Breaking into the life sciences market is difficult – but doable. In just 10 weeks, SmiLe Bootcamp helps you get all the skills and insights you need to turn your brilliant idea into a scalable business.

SmiLe Bootcamp is an intensive virtual development program designed to accelerate early-stage HealthTech, MedTech and eHealth startups the point where they are investment-ready. They offer 8 selected participants online workshops, 1:1 coaching and access industry experts, all free of charge!

Read more and apply by 6 February! The 10-week intensive program starts in March 2023.

New Nordics Health Innovation Demo Day


Organiser: Health Founders, Health Incubator Helsinki and DigitalWell Ventures

Welcome to first New Nordics Health Innovation Demo Day, showcasing the rising stars of the New Nordics health innovation ecosystem! In this online event, 15 promising health tech startups from Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Norway will showcase their solutions.

See the agenda and sign up for the free online event

90 Day Finn – Want to grow your business and explore life in Helsinki?

Helsinki, Finland

Are you looking to take your business to the next level? The 90 Day Finn programme by Helsinki Partners is now accepting applications! Don't miss out on this exciting chance to fast-track your career in Helsinki, the capital of the happiest country in the world.

The 90 Day Finn Programme brings together forward-thinking professionals from around the globe to Helsinki for 90 days. This unique opportunity is designed to help participants grow their businesses while experiencing life and work in Finland. The programme runs from August to October 2023.

Read more and apply by 24 February!

The Digital Health Industry Exhibition DMEA

Berlin, Germany

The Digital Health Industry Exhibition DMEA in Berlin is the largest gathering of digital healthcare and trade professionals in the DACH region. It is visited by administrative directors, doctors and nurses from German, Austrian and Swiss hospitals, clinics and medical institutions. In 2022, DMEA had more than 500 exhibitors and was visited by over 11000 healthcare professionals. In 2023, DMEA takes place on 25.–27 April.

Business Finland is inviting Finnish digital health companies to the Finland pavilion at DMEA and offers Exhibition Explorer funding for SMEs. Read more and register before end-February!

AstraZeneca’s mentoring program for Finnish health startups


AstraZeneca and Business Tampere are offering a mentoring program for health technology and life science startup companies from all around Finland.

AstraZeneca offers ”one-off" business mentoring sessions for selected startups that are aspiring business and collaboration with the pharma industry.  The selected startup companies will have a chance to meet dedicated AstraZeneca mentors representing a wide range of industry expertise. This is a great networking opportunity with experts from one of the world’s biggest pharma companies.

Applications are now open!

The Novo Nordisk Foundation innovator grants

Distinguished Innovation grants

  • Health (among other scientific areas): medical technology, industrial biotechnology or pharma
  • Grant sum and duration: up to DKK 6 million per grant for 3 years
  • Eligibility: senior faculty member or senior researcher with proven track record in innovation
  • Geography: Nordics (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland)

Pioneer Innovator grants

  • Health (among other scentific areas): medical technology, industrial biotechnology or pharma
  • Grant sum and duration: up to DKK 1 million per grant for 1 year
  • Eligibility: faculty member, researcher or student employed at a Nordic knowledge institution
  • Geography: Nordics (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland)

Apply by 9 March!

Nordic digital health visit to Sydney, Australia

Business Finland, Innovation Norway and Business Sweden are organizing a Nordic Digital Health delegation visit to Sydney on 13–16 March 2023.

Australian connected health market is growing rapidly and new innovative solutions are actively implemented. In particular, connected health solutions embracing active patient engagement in and outside of the care facilities, digital process optimization, and solutions enabling higher degree of mobility in clinical systems are in demand. Nordic health technology companies are at the forefront of providing next generation connected health solutions.

The first half of the visit includes introductions of Nordic health technology companies to Australian stakeholders, meetings with partner candidates, hospital visits and a networking event. The second half of the visit concentrates on meetings at the Australian Healthcare Week Exhibition – the largest and most influential healthcare gathering in the Southern Hemisphere.

Read more & register

European Healthtech Investment Forum 2023

Helsinki, Finland

Business Finland and Tech Tour continue the successful European Healthtech Investment Forum event series in 2023. The event will take place in Helsinki, and it will cover an ambitious investment opportunities programme in two days from 14-15 March 2023.

The event will gather together the most promising healthtech entrepreneurs of Europe and Finland as well as the leading investors from Europe seeking new companies to boost and upgrade their portfolio.

Apply now - startup applications are open until 22 January!

sTARTUp Day 2023

Tartu, Estonia

sTARTUp Day is the most startup-minded business festival, bringing together startups, traditional entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and students. The aim of the event is to connect like-minded people and celebrate entrepreneurship in the smart city of Tartu, Estonia.

Terveysteknologian käytettävyys 2023 -valmennus (in Finnish)


Järjestäjä: USBIMED

Kyseessä on käytännönläheinen valmennuskokonaisuus lääkinnällisten laitteiden (mukaan lukien ohjelmistot) käytettävyyssuunnittelusta regulaatiomausteella.

Valmennuspaketit on tarkoitettu tuoteyrityksille, terveysteknologian tuotetestausympäristöille, tutkimushankkeille tai valmistajan roolissa toimiville terveydenhuollon yksiköille. Tavoitteena on auttaa turvallisuuskriittisten laitteiden ja ohjelmistojen käyttöliittymä- ja käytettävyyssuunnittelun viranomaisvaatimusten ja erityispiirteiden tunnistamisessa sekä käytännön toteutuksessa.

Ilmoittaudu maksulliseen valmennukseen 16.3. mennessä! Valmennus alkaa huhtikuussa 2023.

Swiss Nordic Bio 2023

Zürich, Switzerland

Swiss Nordic Bio is a high-level partnering and investor conference aimed at connecting healthcare innovations, investor and industry.

  • The conference is the number one platform that gathers life science professionals from Switzerland and the Nordic countries under one roof.
  • The conference is organised by the Nordic countries in cooperation with Swiss partners.

Read more and register by 9 March, OR go one step further: pitch your company’s innovation, plans and objectives to the Swiss Nordic Bio audience.