Finland – The Land of Future Health
Finland is a small, easy to reach, highly innovative technology superpower that knows how to enhance the quality of patient life. Finland ranks among the three strongest health technology economies in the world, while digital health is its largest high-tech export. Multidisciplinary problem solving has raised the country among the main players of digital health.
Finland’s world-class research and technology competencies are the pinnacle of its health sector and one reason Finland has one of the most efficient healthcare systems in the world. The specialized fields of genomics, diagnostics, non-invasive measurements, imaging, patient monitoring, digital health, wearables, sensors, health services, elderly care and hospital IT all position Finland as a healthcare thought-leader.
Over the last twenty years, Finland's exports of health technology have increased five-fold, while the balance of trade in health technology has increased ten-fold. Health technology is now the largest high-tech export segment of Finnish industry.*
Finland has the 2nd largest start-up ecosystem in the world offering a dynamic operating environment for start-ups and international partnerships alike. Finland has for decades invested hundreds of millions of euros per year in health-related education, research and research infrastructures. The effort has resulted in cutting-edge research and treatment for example on cancer, brain diseases, orthopedics and genetics research.
Global players entering Finland
Finland´s position as a leader in digital health is already noticed by global players. Recently IBM announced that it will establish a Watson Health Center of Excellence in Finland, the first Nordic Healthcare Competence Center, and the first National Imaging Center of Excellence outside the United States in Finland. Last year GE Healthcare made the decision to base its wearable technology development in Finland. Also StartUp Health, a global health innovation company with the world’s largest portfolio of digital health companies, announced in 2015 the launch of StartUp Health Finland, their first international hub outside the U.S.
Team Finland Health is participating in Medica 2016 trade fair 14.-17.11.2016 and inviting you to meet the companies providing world class solutions for health and quality of life. You can find the Finnish companies in hall 15, booth B05:
ActiveMEDI provides a new approach to long-term conditions by empowering the patient with daily follow-up of his or her own conditions and engaging caregivers and family members for support
Buddy Healthcare makes caring for patients pre and post surgery easy with a care coordination and patient engagement platform which automates and monitors patients’ preparation for surgery as well as recovery procedures
Digifundus is a leading provider of eye disorder monitoring services in Finland
Fastroi provides mobile ERP and CRM solutions for the healthcare and social services allowing them more time to care
Footbalance System brings you the benefits of custom orthotics for fast & reliable foot care at an affordable price
Icare Finland provides overnight lung function tests for young children
Injeq develops tissue-identifying bio-impedance based products such as smart needles for medical use
Innokas Medical provides professional medical technology solutions by mastering the agile path from idea to high-quality design and product development, regulatory approvals and cost-efficient manufacturing of medical devices
Medanets provides mobile point-of-care solutions for clinicians
Oscare Medical - The OsCare Sono® bone sonometer makes the screening of large populations for osteoporosis and osteopenia possible
Peili Vision provides speech therapy through games
Recibus provides a fast lane to electronic prescription
Sanmina-SCI EMS Haukipudas is the EMS provider for end to end contract manufacturing and design services to some of the world’s most innovative companies
Sooma is a medical device company developing non-invasive brain stimulation devices
Spektikor provides a lightweight, clinical grade heart beat indicator for use by medical care professionals saving time and saving lives