GE Healthcare has officially opened the Health Innovation Village, its first health tech startup campus, at its Finnish headquarters.
The Health Innovation Village saw its first inhabitants move in this summer. Today, it is the home of 20 health tech startups operating in the fields of wireless technologies, sensors as well as apps and cloud services.
The Health Innovation Village has been launched at GE’s Helsinki offices to create an ecosystem of health tech startups. Health Tech is the largest and most important Finnish export sector representing 47% of Finnish hi-tech exports.
A key sentiment behind the campus is that collaboration feeds innovation.
”The health sector needs speedy clinically relevant and affordable innovations. We believe the magic formula is the combination of large global corporations and agile startups, co-located. We wanted to bring them closer, because innovations are created when people meet. Living close to startups, exchanging ideas and eventually working together on innovative projects is fresh thinking. Eventually, this benefits our customers, too,” says Didier Deltort, Managing Director of GE Finland.
The Health Innovation Village is located in GE’s Finnish headquarters in Vallila, Helsinki. The Village includes startups covering technology innovations that feed into many aspects of health such as comfort for premature babies, monitoring, maintaining fitness and other challenges.
Photo of Didier Deltort (GE Healthcare)