Collaboration boosts health technology growth
Globally recognised Finnish health technology is the largest industrial high-tech export segment in the country. It employs about 10,000 professionals and its export rose to €2.11 billion in 2016, an increase of 9.7% over the prior year. Oulu is no exception in that respect. With 25% of all health technology companies based in this city and export turnover rising by 31% in just five years, Oulu is the second biggest health technology centre in Finland.
Academia and industry partners gathered on 16 August at Tellus innovationarena at the University of Oulu to discuss strengthening growth and further collaboration in the health sector. The workshop, which was organized by the University of Oulu and the Centre for Health & Technology (CHT), provided an excellent opportunity to learn more about the projects carried out at the university, exchange ideas and network with other professionals.
The representatives of organizations, such as Healthtech Finland, Team Finland and Tekes gave presentations about the way they support new business ideas and help companies in development and internationalization processes. They presented, for example, financing opportunities and gave a lot of practical advice on entering international markets.
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