Health Incubator Helsinki is a long-term incubator program driving transformation of health innovation, research findings and expertise into international business, and attracting new talent and companies to Helsinki. The concept is unique in the Nordics in its focus and duration: the incubator focuses solely on health, and the program is up to three years long.
The incubator that kicked off with the first batch of startups in 2020, is a needed component in the continuum that supports startups and research-based teams from universities and SPARK Finland to develop their ideas and business concepts and to become growth companies. The incubator is a joint effort by the City of Helsinki and University of Helsinki, and it is provided in partnership with Health Capital Helsinki.
Main criteria: scalability, innovativeness and team dedication
For the second program starting in April 2021, Health Incubator Helsinki received in total 34 high-quality applications representing a wide range of health-related businesses. The majority of the applications came from Finland. In addition, the incubator received applications from teams in the US, Australia, Slovakia, Spain, the UK and Chile.
After interviews, 13 startup companies were selected for the program: AnalysisMode, Cardiomtec, Curify, DataSolu, Evexia, Finnadvance, Flux Polymers, Henkaus, Jasmine PRO, Knewborn.AI, Nordic Fit Mama, Phonolyser and Trialwell.
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“During the selection process, we emphasised high business scalability to international markets, innovativeness of the solution, and team dedication,” says Christian Lardot, Health Incubator Helsinki Leader.
“With the new batch of startups, the Health Incubator Helsinki companies now develop a wide range of technologies and new concepts that serve various needs of both the research community as well as end-users and caregivers,” says Lardot.
“In addition, we looked at how the different teams complement each other regarding experience and expertise as it is important to build a well-functioning community where teams can support each other by sharing best practices.”
Up to 3 years of tailored business development advice