Innovating together, Health Sector Growth Strategy for Research and Innovation Activities, Roadmap for 2016-2018
One of the Government's growth policy priorities is to accelerate growth in the health sector. On 14 June 2016, the Government published the 'Health Sector Growth Strategy for Research and Innovation Activities, Roadmap for 2016–2018'. This gives further details about the implementation of the growth strategy published in 2014 and accords with the Government's key projects and priorities. The aim is to strengthen the operating environment and thus improve Finland's position as an internationally renowned forerunner in health sector research and innovation, investment and new business. At the same time, an improvement is sought in people's health and wellbeing through the opportunities offered by research and technology to ensure Finland's high standard of health care also in the future. The Health Sector Growth Strategy Roadmap was prepared and is being implemented in collaboration by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Ministry of Education and Culture, research and innovation funding providers (Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Academy of Finland) and health sector players.