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Health Ecosystem Metro Map for Startups – Helsinki Region

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We at Upgraded know that the health startup industry is exceptionally diverse - and so are the supporting, regulatory, funding etc. entities - the core objective of this metro map is to gather the most important players of the industry, who provide support for startups specifically focusing on the health and wellness sector in primarily in the Uusimaa region of Finland.

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Health Ecosystem Metro Map for Startups – Helsinki Region

  1. 1. INVESTO R We at Upgraded know that the health startup industry is exceptionally diverse - and so are the supporting, regulatory, funding etc. entities - the core objective of this metro map is to gather the most important players of the industry, who provide support for startups specifically focusing on the health and wellness sector in primarily in the Uusimaa region of Finland. The Metro Map © 2018, HealthSPA Ry, All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. © 2018, HealthSPA Ry, All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. INVESTO R Accenture Open Innovation Accenture Open Innovation is a bridge between their global 2000 clients and the start-up community. www.accenture.com/fi-en/technology-insight-open-innovation Microsoft Flux Microsoft Flux is a startup community that helps startups by providing them coaches, networking events, and advisory boards. http://www.microsoftflux.com/ The Corporate Line The Corporate Line gathers corporates that offer challenges, cooperation, funding or even physical hubs for startups and small- size companies. IBM Watson Health Center The IBM Watson Health Center accelerates healthcare and wellbeing innovation by providing new technological capabilities for IBM clients and ecosystem partners. Health and Innovation Village at GE The Health and Innovation Village at GE is a unique co-located digital health ecosystem hub of small, medium and large companies working on health tech all working to transform healthcare. https://www.ge.com/fi/company/health-innovation-village/ 1
  4. 4. INVESTO R The Community & Hub Line Finland is the hotbed of startup hubs and communities. The Community & Hub Line is the proof of this. The stops on this line provide event spaces, networking events, trainings and office spaces for startups. Microsoft Flux Microsoft Flux is a startup community that helps startups by providing them coaches, networking events, and advisory boards. http://www.microsoftflux.com/ NewCo Helsinki NewCo Helsinki offers tailored mentoring to support startups in various stages. https://newcohelsinki.fi/en/ Maria01 Maria 01 is a community and a space that provides homebase and network. https://maria.io/ A Grid A Grid is a startup hub and one of Europe’s largest centers for growth companies. It also serves as a vibrant space for entrepreneurial expertise, services and events. https://agrid.fi 2
  5. 5. INVESTO R Serious Gaming Cluster SGC Finland is a network of companies, organizations and individuals that are developing serious games. http://www.seriousgamingcluster.fi/ Innovation House Finland Innovation House Finland offers office space while putting the wellbeing of its members a priority. http://innovationhousefinland.fi/ Mothership of Work (MOW) Mothership of Work is a creative hub and co- working space. http://mow.fi/ Arctic Startup Arctic Startup is an online platform and community that provides valuable information and news for all startups and startup-enthusiasts about a variety of topics. http://arcticstartup.com/ HUB13 HUB13 is a coworking space that also provides the events and trainings. http://hub13.fi/ Startup Sauna StartupSauna is an accelerator for top notch tech teams focused on business development and finding the right go-to-market strategy and product-market fit. http://www.startupsauna.fi/ 3
  6. 6. INVESTO R Upgraded Upgraded is a national association serving all health and wellbeing startups in Finland. It brings the startup voice and innovation visible and enables the right connections among the extended ecosystem. Upgraded does the work through different projects, out of which the largest is the annually held Upgraded Life Festival. http://www.upgraded.fi The Health Hub Line The Health Hub Line consists of multiple organizations, associations, and networking hubs whose aim is to provide help for startups specifically providing their solutions on the fields of health and wellbeing. 4
  7. 7. INVESTO R Health and Innovation Village at GE The Health and Innovation Village at GE is a unique co- located digital health ecosystem hub of small, medium and large companies working on health tech all working to transform healthcare. https://www.ge.com/fi/company/health-innovation-village/ Terkko Health Hub Terkko is a unique health hub that consolidates startups, universities, hospitals, libraries, accelerators and individuals who share passion for health & life sciences. http://terkko.fi/ 5 Healthtech Finland Healthtech Finland is an industry association and part of Technology Industries of Finland. It fosters the industry’s growth, collective knowledge and cooperation with startups, with expert services comprise advisory, intermediary and educational services. http://healthtech.teknologiateollisuus.fi Aalto Health Platform Aalto Health Platform is a collaborative program that creates a framework for Aalto to deepen and widen its joint work with its partner organizations in the area of health and wellbeing (H&W), which is one of Aalto University’s strategic focus areas for research. http://health.aalto.fi/
  8. 8. INVESTO R Arctic15 http://www.arctic15.com/ Slush http://www.slush.org/ Health Tuesday https://www.tekes.fi/en/programmes-and-services/tekes- programmes/bits-of-health/health-tuesday/ Findery http://www.hus.fi/hus-tietoa/uutishuone/Sivut/Findery-esitteli-start-up- yrityksi%C3%A4-terveydenhuollon-ammattilaisille.aspx Lääkäripäivät http://laakaripaivat.fi/2018/ The Event Loop Line The Event Loop Line gathers the most important events that can offer useful insights and networking opportunities to startups of the field. NuoriLääkäripäivät https://www.nly.fi/nuorilaakaripaivat Smash http://sportsmash.net/ Upgraded Life Festival http://www.upgradedlifefestival.com/ Ultrahack https://ultrahack.org/ Junction https://hackjunction.com/ Hyvinvointi-hackaton http://hyvinvointihack.fi/ Digital Silver http://www.digitalsilver.eu Biohackers Summit http://biohackersummit.com/ 6
  9. 9. INVESTO R University of Helsinki The University of Helsinki is the largest institution of academic education in Finland. Amongst fields such as humanities or hard sciences, it also provides medical, pharmaceutical and veterinary education, and conducts research on several fields that are related to the field of healthcare. In order to support high quality life science research, a new institute of the University, HiLIFE (Helsinki Institute of Life Science) was established in 2017. http://www.helsinki.fi/university/ The Education Line There are several educational institutions offering study options supporting or specifically focusing on fields that are related to healthcare. By providing internationally valuable and acknowledged education, these institutions can collaborate with startups who are seeking for trainees, interns, research or piloting opportunities. Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, is Finland’s largest university of applied sciences. Amongst many other possibilities, it also offers education on the field of healthcare and health technology. http://www.metropolia.fi/ 7
  10. 10. INVESTO R Aalto University Aalto University, is an institution that offers studies on the fields of science, economics arts and design. http://www.aalto.fi/ Health Capital Helsinki (HCH) Health Capital Helsinki is one of the leading European hubs of life science and health tech research, knowledge and business. http://www.healthcapitalhelsinki.fi/en/ Laurea University of Applied Sciences Laurea University of Applied Sciences has health and social integrity as one of its innovation and research focus areas. https://www.laurea.fi/ 8
  11. 11. INVESTO R HUS The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) is a Joint Authority formed by 24 municipalities. Functioning as part of HUS, Helsinki University Hospital HUH is nationally responsible for treating severe and rare illnesses and ones calling for special expertise and technology. http://www.hus.fi/ Innovaatiotalo Innovaatiotalo is the gateway and meeting place for growth companies who want to develop or test health related mobile applications and services together with university hospitals. http://www.virtuaalisairaala2.fi/fi/innovaatiotalo/ The Hospital Line The stops of the Hospital Line are useful for startups who would like to test and verify their solutions on the clinical level. 9
  12. 12. INVESTO R The Support Line The Support Line gathers public institutions and organizations that offer valuable information on practical matters, statistics, research, patenting and several other issues for startups. SOSTE (Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health) SOSTE, is a national umbrella organization that gathers together 200 social and health NGO's and other partner members. They offer education and training, do research, develops cooperation between social organizations to strengthen the operating conditions of its member organizations. http://www.soste.fi/ Finnish Genome Center The Finnish Genome Center supports Finnish genetic research by offering technological know-how and information to research groups in the field throughout the country. Comprehensive Cancer Center Finland (FICAN) The Comprehensive Cancer Center Finland will be established in the end of 2018. It will coordinate the five regional cancer centers (Helsinki, Kuopio, Oulu, Tampere, Turku) of Finland from Helsinki. 10
  13. 13. INVESTO R FinBioBank (FINBB) FinBioBank is a newly introduced co-operative that aims to be a one- stop shop for external, both academic and commercial biobank users in Finland. FINBB will provide harmonized, cost-effective services to Finnish biobanks in collaboration of other important stakeholders. Fimea (Finnish Medicines Agency) Fimea maintains and improves the health of the population by supervising and developing the pharmaceutical sector. Fimea keeps databases on both human and veterinary medicines. http://www.fimea.fi Evira (Finnish Food Safety Authority) Activities at the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira aim at ensuring food safety, promoting animal health and welfare, and developing the prerequisites for plant and animal production and plant health. https://www.evira.fi/ Valvira (National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health) Valvira is a national agency charged with the supervision and licensing of the social and health care, alcohol and environmental health sectors. http://www.valvira.fi/ TTL (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health) Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FIOH, is a research and specialist organization in the field of occupational health and safety. https://www.ttl.fi/ THL (National Institute for Health and Welfare) THL is a Finnish expert agency that provides reliable information (such as open data) on health and welfare for decision-making and activities in the field. https://www.thl.fi/ 11
  14. 14. INVESTO R Kela Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland. Kela is also responsible for the provision of the services provided by the National Archive of Health Information. On an annual basis, Kela compiles a summary of the key development needs for improvements related to the legislation governing Kela’s operations. http://www.kela.fi/ Healthtech Finland Healthtech Finland is an industry association and part of Technology Industries of Finland. They foster the industry’s growth, collective knowledge and cooperation with startups, with expert services comprise advisory, intermediary and educational services. http://healthtech.teknologiateollisuus.fi ELY-keskus The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) are responsible for the regional implementation and development tasks of the central government. http://www.ely-keskus.fi Yrittäjät The Federation of Finnish Enterprises is a community of entrepreneurship. Its aim is to improve the status of entrepreneurs and the conditions for business. https://www.yrittajat.fi/ 12 Finnish Standards Association (SFS) SFS is the central standardization organization that controls and co-ordinates national standardization work in Finland. http://www.ely-keskus.fi
  15. 15. INVESTO R PRH (Finnish Patent and Registration Office) The Finnish Patent and Registration Office is responsible for registering companies, foundations, associations, religious communities, and LEI codes. It also examines and grants patents, and register utility models, trademarks and designs. https://www.prh.fi/ Business Finland Business Finland (previously Tekes & Finpro) provides innovation funding for startups, bigger companies, research organizations, and public sector service providers. They help Finnish SMEs go international, encourage foreign direct investment in Finland and promote travel to Finland. http://www.businessfinland.fi/ Pharma Industry Finland (PIF) Pharma Industry Finland is the organization bringing together innovation-driven companies based in life science research and development. It collects and shares knowledge, offers information and a variety of networks, and participates in national policymaking http://www.pif.fi/ Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council The tasks of Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council include regional and land-use planning and the promotion of local and regional interests in general. The Council articulates common regional needs, long term development goals and conditions for sustainable development. https://www.uudenmaanliitto.fi/ 13
  16. 16. INVESTO R Sitra Sitra is a publicly funded organization, that brings the private and public players together by creating projects and providing project funding. https://www.sitra.fi/en/ Finnvera Finnvera provides financing for the start, growth and internationalization of enterprises. https://www.finnvera.fi/ The Public Funding Line The Public Funding Line collects institutions and entities that can offer funding for development, internationalisation, expansion or projects. ELY-keskus The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) are responsible for the regional implementation and development tasks of the central government. http://www.ely-keskus.fi EU funding The European Union provides a great variety of project and programme funding opportunities. https://europa.eu/european-union/about-eu/funding- grants_en 14
  17. 17. INVESTO R Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) The goal of FVCA is to develop private equity and venture capital as an industry and promote the interests of its members in Finland. http://www.fvca.fi/ FiBAN (Finnish Business Angels Network) FiBAN is a Finnish, national, non-profit association of private investors that aims to improve the possibilities for private persons to invest in unlisted potential growth companies. https://www.fiban.org/ Crowdfunding There are multiple crowdfunding opportunuties both for startups and individuals, such as Invesdor, FundedByME, Mesenaatti, Venture Bonsai, Innovestor, Vauraus, etc. The Private Funding Line The Private Funding Line gathers options of private funding. 15
  18. 18. INVESTO R Vertical Vertical is the world’s first business augmentor. Vertical has proven track-record in open innovation programs and activities for corporate-startup collaboration. http://www.vertical.vc/ Kasvu Open Kasvu Open is the largest project for sparring companies, that are eager to grow, with growth experts in Finland. Throughout the competition every company has an opportunity to present their own growth plan to a great number of experts free of charge. and investors in the country. https://www.kasvuopen.fi/ The Growth Line SPARK Finland SPARK Finland program is designed to increase the maturity of academic and clinical discoveries towards practical solutions in the life science and health tech space. https://sparkfinland.fi/ StartupSauna StartupSauna is an accelerator for top notch tech teams focused on business development and finding the right go-to-market strategy and product-market fit. http://startupsauna.com The Growth Line consists of accelerators, projects and hubs who offer services for startups on their journey of accelerating their businesses. 16
  19. 19. INVESTO R Helsinki Business Hub Helsinki Business Hub provides access to a great variety of services and information that can help accelerating growth. Within the field of health, they are specifically focused on personalized health (including biobanks) and medtech devices . http://www.helsinkibusinesshub.fi/ Espoo Innovation Garden The Espoo Innovation Garden functions as a platform and a test bed for new solutions rising from the knowledge and cooperation of various operators. https://www.espooinnovationgarden.fi/ Aalto Start-Up Center Aalto Start-Up Center runs a Business Generator program for startups in Espoo, Finland, offering services to startups at the beginning of their journey. https://startupcenter.aalto.fi/ FINAC Finnish Business Acceleration Network (FINAC) is a national association dedicated to drive the growth and quality of the Finnish startup and SME ecosystem. http://finac.fi/ Turbiini Turbiini Startup Accelerator supports new startups in Vantaa and is actively searching for new companies to offer innovation services. Their goal is to help business ideas evolve into teams and startups. http://turbiini.net/ NewCo NewCo Helsinki offers tailored mentoring to support startups in various stages. https://newcohelsinki.fi/en/ 17
  20. 20. INVESTO R The Upgraded Metro Map was created in collaboration with the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.

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