Finnish science needs more exposure
Investment Director Joni Karsikas from Tesi believes that Finnish health sector may still suffer from a slight case of “best kept secret” – looking at things from Central Europe, for example, Finland is a fringe market.
“We have great science projects with genuine commercial potential here, but we need to get our researchers into the limelight a lot more,” he said.
According to Karsikas, the Finnish Health and Life Science Research Showcase is valuable for doing just that: investors get a “sneak peek” at what’s cooking in the best universities in Finland.
“Also, as the event was now held for the second time, you see the progress certain projects have made in a year – and there’s real consistency there. This bodes well for the eventual commercial opportunities, as well.”
Oscar Castanon, Analyst at Argobio Studio, based in France, participated in the event and definitely liked what he saw.
“The Finnish Health and Life Science Research Showcase was very well organized and helped us identify key researchers with projects fitting our interests,” Castanon comments.
“We hope that some of these projects will lead to future collaborations,” he adds.
Text: Sami J. Anteroinen