Nordic Deep Tech Business Summit

Espoo, Finland

Organiser: ArcticStartup in partnership with Aalto University and City of Espoo

Nordic Deep Tech Business Summit in Espoo, Finland, is the most effective business and commercialization oriented event for deep tech in Europe. The focus is on quality networking and discovering opportunities for collaboration between academia, private and public sectors. The 2-day event brings together a focused international crowd of startups, research teams, research institutions, investors, corporates, media and influencers.

Tickets available now!

AI Webinar & Ideathon on Preventive Health Care

Hybrid: DIAK University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki or online

Organiser: DT4Regions – network and Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council

Smart use of AI powered health data contents is a great opportunity to improve public health system efficacy. For preventive healthcare, AI can improve the accuracy and quality of treatment, or slower the development of disease or even prevent some health issues occurring.

To find the new solutions for preventive healthcare we need the power of crows and cocreation. Join the movement, be part of the solution for future health!

By the initiative of The European Parliament, DT4Regions – network and Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council organises four ideathon session on Artificial Intelligence Potential in Preventive Healthcare:

14 October 9-11.30 EET At DIAK University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. The event is hybrid, you can participate in-house or via Teams.

The ideas we be recycled and combined with new ones during the following sprint series:

  • 25 October 9-11.30 CET Online only, focus in Denmark.
  • 28 October 9-11.30 CET Online only, focus in Sweden.
  • 31 October 9-11.30 CET Online only, focus in Norway.

Helsingin info ikäihmisten liikkumisen ja hyvinvoinnin parissa toimiville yrityksille (in Finnish)

Kanneltalo, Klaneettitie 5 (Auditorio), Helsinki

Järjestäjä: Helsingin kaupunki

Helsingin kaupunki kutsuu ikäihmisten liikkumisen ja hyvinvoinnin parissa toimivia yrityksiä ja muita aiheesta kiinnostuneita kuulemaan ja keskustelemaan kaupungin tarjoamista yrityspalveluista ja kokeilutoiminnasta 14.10.

Esittelyssä ovat Helsingin kaupungin liikkumisohjelma, Testbed-kokeilualustatoiminta sekä NewCo Helsingin kasvuyritystiimin palvelut. Lisäksi tilaisuudessa kuullaan esityksiä kokeiluja toteuttaneilta yrityksiltä.

Ilmoittaudu nyt mukaan tapaamaan asiantuntijoita ja verkostoitumaan muiden toimijoiden kanssa!

NOME Startup Competition 2022

Five Nordic startups are selected to pitch in the NOME (The Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship)  Startup Competition at the NOME Annual Meeting to an audience of leading life science experts. The most promising startups will win access to the 24-month elite mentoring program, a global network, a US boot camp and a team of US subject-matter mentors, and the NOME prize of 50 000 DKK!

Applications are open for Nordic startups working in enabling technologies, industrial biotech, healthtech, medtech and biotech. Apply by 21 October!

The NOME Startup Competition 2022 takes place during the NOME Annual Meeting on November 11 in Copenhagen.

Sales and marketing training for healthtech companies

Pro Growth Consulting Oy and Healthtech Finland are organizing sales and marketing training program for healthtech companies aiming for growth.

The program includes

  • best practices for sales and marketing for healthtech companies
  • best practices for solution sales, digital sales and channel sales
  • creating a growth plan for your company with a growth consultant
  • networking with other healthtech professionals
  • Lessons Learnt presentations from successful healthtech professionals

This program is for you, if you are

  • looking to grow your healthtech company
  • planning to venture into the international market
  • looking to grow a bigger network among healthtech professionals

The program includes 12 training days (9.00–12.30) every three to four weeks, starting in November 2022 and ending in May 2023.

The program is subvented by ELY center, see prices and more information here (in Finnish).

There are still a few slots open - sign up now or latest by 25 October!

HUSin Tekoälypäivä (in Finnish)

Scandic Park Helsinki, Helsinki

Järjestäjä: HUS

Tilaisuuden aiheina mm. ohjelmistorobotiikan hyödyntäminen HUSissa, HUS Acamedic -ympäristö tieteellisen tutkimuksen mahdollistajana ja tekoälyn kehittäminen ja hyödyntäminen kliinisen työn tukena. Lisäksi keskustellaan lääketieteen tekoälytutkimuksen eettisistä näkökulmista.

Tutustu tarkemmin ohjelmaan ja puhujiin tästä, ja ilmoittaudu 10.10. mennessä!

Tila on rajallinen, joten kannattaa olla nopea. HUSin aiemmat tekoälyseminaarit ovat olleet suosittuja ja loppuunmyytyjä. Tilaisuus on maksullinen.

Business Finland offers several US entry opportunities

Nordic AMPlify Cohort 3 launch this fall 

The results of the first two cohorts have been most successful: 8 companies invited to co-develop at 2 health systems, 1 company funded, 2 companies accepted for pilots, and 1 company opened its US office in Winston-Salem NC. The feedback on the program from the VC, health systems, mentors, and strategic partners has established AMPlify as one of the best US healthcare entry programs.

Business Finland will accept 16 companies into Cohort 3. Five health systems are participating, along with 100+ mentors from Winston Starts, 7 VC, and a national network of key opinion leaders and industry experts. In additional to AMPlify, three of the health systems have agreed to open slots based on their unmet needs – a reverse pitch program that Business Finland is working on.

More information

Mayo Clinic Innovation Exchange  

Business Finland has agreed with the Mayo Clinic Innovation Exchange that 8 Finnish companies would be accepted into their program. Three slots have been taken. This is a 12-month program that can be attended live, virtual, or hybrid. Accepted companies will have full access to Mayo clinicians, staff, venture group, and others. Accenture and Holland & Knight will also provide mentoring and guidance. This has been announced but there are still openings.

Apply now

Regenerative medicine, precision medicine, and clinical trials/pilots  

Business Finland is working with the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine and its test bed, ReMDO. One Finnish company is in pilot and WFIRM and two others are in discussion for clinical trials.  WFIRM is the global leader in this space.

Contact Val Kratzman for an introduction.
More information: Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine and ReMDO

Nordic American Life Science Conference, 7-8 December 

This year, the focus will be on life sciences and digital health.  There are 5-6 slots for more advanced (not start-ups) companies to present to US investors and corporate business development executives.  The event will be live, but Business Finland is exploring the possibilities of video pitching.

Contact Val Kratzman if you are interested.
More information

12-month program with Northeastern University, Maine Health, Northern Light Health, and the state of Maine

The final opportunity is with a new organization that has taken a unique and very focused approach to integrate research, education, and entrepreneurship. They will be announcing their next cohort for healthcare in the fall. This is also a 12-month program but requires companies to be present. It is a joint venture between Northeastern University, Maine Health, Northern Light Health, and the state of Maine. Selected companies will be mentored and guided by the two health systems and a mentor network. Each company will be awarded USD 25,000 for living expenses and have full access to Maine’s two health systems, all the US companies involved in the Northeastern University Co-Op program, and numerous mentors and VCs. Only 12 companies will be invited into the program. The focus will be defined based on the health systems key needs. Finland and Maine have an MOU and Business Finland is hoping they can add healthcare to that agenda.

Contact Val Kratzman for more information.
More information

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.

The mentoring program is one of a kind in Finland. It offers variety of opportunities and practical advice for startup companies aspiring business and collaboration with the pharma industry. The application period for fall 2022 is now open - apply here!

AstraZeneca’s mentoring program contains one-off business mentoring session for selected startups. The sessions will be done remotely, so the companies do not need to travel to Tampere. Targeted participants are growth companies, startups/early-staged companies, and even teams with valid ideas.

The selected startup companies will be connected with dedicated AstraZeneca mentors representing a wide range of industry expertise, in one or a series of sessions within a tailored program.

Terkko 5th Birthday & Terkko Health X Showcase

Terkko Health Hub, Haartmaninkatu 4, Helsinki

Organiser: Terkko Health Hub

Are you interested in finding out what the future of healthcare looks like? Do you want to network and celebrate with people from all health and life science ecosystem segments?

This year, the Terkko Health X Showcase is not just a regular showcase but also Terkko's 5th Birthday Party filled with networking, speeches, music – and of course, food and drinks!

The celebration takes place 4 November at Terkko Health Hub in Meilahti, Helsinki.

What's in it for you?

  • Startups and founders: This is your opportunity to celebrate with your peers, network with the health and life sciences ecosystem, and meet your next investor.
  • Academia: Be inspired by all the fantastic things happening in the entrepreneurship home of the Meilahti campus.
  • Investors and health organisations: Get to know the innovative solutions and startups operating in Terkko Health Hub and the Meilahti campus. This is your chance to find the next team to invest in or collaborate with!

Check out the program and get your free tickets here!

Tekoäly töissä: Luovuus yhteiskehittämisessä, luottamus ja sitoutuminen tekoälyekosysteemeissä (in Finnish)


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

Tekoäly töissä -webinaarisarjan tässä osassa pureudutaan keinoihin, joilla tekoälyekosysteemeissä voidaan edistää yhteisymmärryksen syntyä ja sitoutumista jaettuun toimintaan. Ekosysteemien ytimessä on verkostomaisuus, joka perustuu luottamukseen ja vastavuoroiseen yhteistyöhön eri organisaatioissa työskentelevien toimijoiden välillä.
Tilaisuuden alustajina ovat luovien menetelmien asiantuntija Teija Fontell ja ekosysteemityön asiantuntija Mikael Seppälä Laurea-ammattikorkeakoulusta.

Ilmoittaudu mukaan 8.11. 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.

Slush 2022 – The World’s Leading Startup Event

Messukeskus, Helsinki

Organiser: Slush

Slush is bringing the global startup ecosystem under one roof. In cold, dark November, a curated group of speakers from across the globe, showcases, and unique networking opportunities will all be in Helsinki. With hundreds of Side Events happening across the city throughout the Slush Week, the fun flows out of Messukeskus and into the streets.

Y Science – An official side event of Slush for Life Science

Messukeskus, Helsinki

Organiser: HiLIFE (University of Helsinki), Health Capital Helsinki, Finnish Forest Industries and Viikki Food Design Factory

Y Science is an event that brings together the curious scientific community and the business world to inspire concrete action and contribution to the society in the field of life sciences. The event invites all those enthusiastic about life sciences and commercialization of research for a moment of mutual enlightenment.

The event takes place on 17 November at 12:00-16:00 in Messukeskus, Helsinki. The event programme is divided into three sessions:

  • ​Health & Pharma + Finals of Health Pitching Competition
  • Environment & Forest
  • Food Systems + Food Systems Pitching Competition

Register now and stay tuned for speaker updates! Attendance is free-of-charge (no Slush ticket is required), but requires registration.