Nordic Health Virtual Market Entry Programme – Singapore 2021

Application deadline extended to 30 June!

Calling all Nordic HealthTech and MedTech innovators! Are you seeking new market opportunities in Singapore and Southeast Asia? This September, NIH-SG and partners from the Embassy of Finland, Business Sweden, Innovation Norway, Business Iceland and the Embassy of Denmark in Singapore will continue to build more opportunities for Nordic tech companies operating under the Health theme.

If you have a health solution in the areas of Chronic Disease Prevention & Management (Diabetes, Cancer, Mental Health), Ageing, Prevention & Early Intervention, or Rehabilitation, join the Nordic Health Virtual Market Entry Programme to co-create, collaborate and find new business opportunities with local partners in Singapore.

Read more information
Apply by 30 June

MedPhab – Photonics pilot line for medical diagnostics

Photonics Solutions at Pilot Scale for Accelerated Medical Device Development

MedPhab, Europe’s first pilot line for photonics-based medical devices, is launching an Open Call for the external companies developing medical products. The objective of the Open Call is to provide technology development services for the companies that are adopting advanced photonics technologies in the medical diagnostics solutions.

Read more and/or attend an info webinar on 3 June!

The Call is open from March 2021 to December 2022, and applicants will be able to apply anytime. The cut-off dates for the pre-screening stage are 15 July 2021, 31 January 2022, and 15 July 2022.

COVID-X acceleration program

Join an exclusive acceleration program funded by the European Commission as part of the response plan to defeat COVID-19 with data-driven technology!

The program will grant EU companies with 100K€ in equity-free funding to validate their data solutions in one of the clinical partners from Italy, Spain or Sweden. If the company brings in a Healthcare Provider that can validate the solution, the financial support will go up to 150K€. The focus will be on clinical challenges related to diagnosis, prognosis or follow-up of COVID-19 patients, or on a new open challenge.

The selected solutions will join the 10-months acceleration program to boost a quick market uptake. The plan of action will include technical support, ethical validation, and business coaching. In addition, participants deploy the COVID-X Sandbox, a one-stop platform to exploit COVID-19 data sources, incorporating general information on data silos, as well as the integration, visualization, and exploratory analysis for easy understanding.

The Open Call#2, running now, will select 15+ top-ranked solutions. The deadline for applications is 22.07.2021 at 17:00 CEST.

BioFinland Pitching Competition

The aim of the competition is to encourage students to take a more positive stand towards biobusiness and entrepreneurship. Finnish Bioindustries invites all the students in Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences (bachelor, master, doctoral, graduate school students) to participate in the competition.

Apply by 20 August! The Pitching Competition Final takes place 1 October 2021.

Terveyden älypuhelinsovellus (in Finnish)

Järjestäjä: USBIMED

Koulutuspäivässä (maksullinen) pureudutaan mm. seuraaviin kysymyksiin:

  • Mikä on terveyden älypuhelinsovellusten markkinatilanne tänään ?
  • Milloin älypuhelinsovellus on lääkinnällinen laite?
  • Millaisia ovat ohjelmistoja koskettavat viranomaisvaatimukset ja vaatimustenmukaisuuden osoittamisen prosessit lääkinnällisiä laitteita koskettavan asetuksen MDR 2017/745 mukaisesti?
  • Millaisia erilaisia palveluita, arviointikehikoita ja standardeja on olemassa terveyden älypuhelinsovelluksien kehitystyötä, löydettävyyttä ja suosittamistoimintaa tukemaan?

Prevention Accelerator: Calling startups with digital solutions to obesity

Are you a start-up that can utilise digital solutions to predict and/or prevent the rise of obesity?

Novo Nordisk is inviting startups developing digital solutions that enable individuals and/or societies to predict and/or prevent the rise of obesity to join The Prevention Accelerator. Apply by 31 August!

Why participate?

  • 100,000 USD start-up funding (~81,000 EUR / ~600,000 DKK) to test your idea and implement a pilot together with Novo Nordisk
  • Network connections with other organisations and investors through our partner PlugnPlay Creasphere
  • Mentoring and support from our experts during the pilot implementation
  • Office space at Health Tech Hub Copenhagen, our partner and the hottest digital healthcare start-up location in the city (COVID-19 restrictions may apply)

HIMSS21 Global Health Conference & Exhibition

Organiser: HIMSS

HIMSS21 is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, where professionals connect for education, innovation and collaboration. The event will be organised both in-person in Las Vegas, the US, and digitally.

Helsinki Brain & Mind Research-Industry Collaboration Event

Organiser: Helsinki Brain & Mind with partners

Read more and register by 21 June!

The event will bring together researchers and companies in the capital region to learn about the different research activities and facilities, as well as industrial interests in the field of neuroimaging and cell and animal modelling in neuroscience.

The event will offer a great opportunity for networking and identifying shared interests and potential research collaboration topics with other participants.

For: Researchers, clinicians, companies, students and representatives from other organisations interested in neuroscience and research collaboration in the capital region. Participation is free for all participants.



13th Healthcare Innovation World Cup

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs submit your solutions to the 13th Healthcare Innovation World Cup® - from wearable technologies to digital biomarkers. 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. pitching slots in the finals at MEDICA in November 2021.

Join the competition now and take the opportunity to scale up your business at the 8th MEDICA Connected Healthcare Forum, the hotspot for digital heath innovations.

The participation is free of charge.

FIMM Meets Pharma: Ge­n­omic data sup­port­ing drug de­vel­op­ment and med­ical dis­cov­er­ies

Organiser: FIMM in collaboration with Health Capital Helsinki

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) has for several years been spearheading collaborations from the University of Helsinki with pharmaceutical companies. FIMM Meets Pharma webinar series aims to showcase the current scientific frameworks and technological capabilities of FIMM and to spark interest in the pharmaceutical partners for new projects and collaborations. The webinar series will also showcase some of the examples of successful research collaboration between our research community and Finnish and international pharmaceutical companies.

Save the date for the third event in the webinar series!

HELSEED 2021 programme

HELSEED is a student startup programme encouraging students to entrepreneurial path. Programme also aims to support and provide information to startup teams at different stages. Helsinki University Funds will make €10,000 – €50,000 seed investments to most promising startups. The programme is organised by the University of Helsinki and Helsinki Think Company.

The programme is ideal for teams that have an interesting idea, but have not yet established a company, as well as for teams who have already founded a company.

In the programme, students work on their business ideas or existing startups to develop business plan. Helsinki Think Company team support the process, by organising HELSEED workshops that provide information and tools from refining an original idea and selecting a business model to developing a business plan and negotiating with investors. Participants can choose a suitable workshop or attend all of the workshops.

Teams wishing to aim at obtaining a seed investment must submit their business plan by 31 October 2021.

Life Science Mentors

Flexible, experienced mentoring free of charge

Life Science Mentors is a network of volunteers-based life science industry experts. The network is provided by Finnish Bioindustries. LS-Mentors was established to support the Finnish life science sector by helping companies reach their commercial and technological milestones. The platform matches individuals, start-ups and SMEs together with relevant skilled professionals in business related matters within pharma, healthtech, biotech industries and more. The aim is to facilitate access to flexible, experienced and free of charge mentoring.