Business Finland launches a new program in the area of health, focused on creating new international business and innovations for personalized healthcare platforms, and on attracting foreign investment to Finland.
The program has been prepared in close cooperation with companies, research organisations and stakeholders. Companies joining the new program will have access to Business Finland services. The program offers tools for building business ecosystems, as well as increasing exports, innovations and foreign investments in Finland.
“Individualized healthcare applications are a huge opportunity for exporting Finnish expertise to the world, as well as improving the wellbeing of each and every one of us,” sums up Pekka Simula of Herantis Pharma, Chair of the Business Finland Advisor Board in the theme area of health.
The program aims to boost growth and competitiveness of the companies. The aim is for Finland to become a global pioneer in developing personalized health care by 2025.
World leading health technology companies
Several leading global health technology and life science companies have identified Finland as a health technology forerunner and have established R&D sites and Centers of Excellence in Finland, including GE healthcare, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Danaher, PerkinElmer and Bayer. In addition, a number of medical technology companies that are developing new technologies and solutions in Finland value the fact that Finland is ranked #4 in the world in Industry-University collaboration (Global Innovation index 2016).