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New Director at Upgraded!

Upgraded's new Director Sara Härmälä joined the team just before Upgraded Life Festival. Check out more info on Sara and her visions about both Upgraded and the Finnish Health Startup Ecosystem in our blog!

Upgraded Life Festival

Can't believe it's over! Our biggest push for the year, the fifth anniversary of Upgraded Life Festival, was according to you a success. This year the festival gathered 800 visitors from more than 20 different countries. What was the fifth Upgraded Life Festival like? Check out the photos and read our blog!

Member News

A warm welcome to our new members of the Upgraded Community: Fifth Corner Inc (You-app), Triumf Gamifications, Versoteq, TimespaceLean Entries!
  • Yrittäjäksi terveysalalle harpannut Anna-Maria Henell löysi sijoittajaksi startup-konkari Ilkka Kivimäen – "Jos on sama tavoite, on helppo olla myös eri mieltä keskenämme"
  • Miljoonarahoituksen keränneet terveys-startupit uskovat alan nousuun Suomessa: "Olemme luomassa samanlaista ekosysteemiä, kuin peliala 10 vuotta sitten"

Do you want to join us as a member for 2018? Check out our member page and get a 50% discount with code: UpgradedH2

Industry News

Startup Videos

Check out the 12 startup videos that were shot this spring as a part of our TEKNO-project.

The TEKNO project aims to support the wellbeing and health technology know-how of social and healthcare workers,
students of this area, and individual citizens. In addition, the project will create new customer insight and business expertise in the Uusimaa region.


Singapore National HealthTech Challenge 2018
Interested in Singapore’s public healthcare players, offering them your solutions, piloting your technology and/or developing joint solutions with Singaporean parties? Singapore’s public healthcare system opened an annual National HealthTech Challenge. More than 120 problem statements have been collected from hospitals and other institutions. Now they are waiting for solvers (companies, researchers, educational institutions) to tell about potential solutions. Each final proposal must be led by a Singaporean organization. Deadline for proposals is 22.6. Read more
Versoteq is looking fellow startups interested in joining AOPA expo in Vancouver, 26 -29 September
Versoteq 3D solutions Oy is a software company focusing on the 3D automation needs of the orthotics and prosthetics industry. They are looking for startups interested in joining them on a joint-stand to the AOPA expo in Vancouver. More information about the expo here. If you're interested please contact rauno.huttunen(a)
Apply for startup track at FitTech Summit
Do you run a FitTech startup and want get your minute of fame? FitTech summit is looking for promising seed to B-round startups to present at the FitTech Summit Conference on July 10, 2018 in Munich. You should have first customers and a product in one of the following areas: fitness & sports, health & wellbeing or mental health & mindfulness. 30 startups will be accepted to present their products on the spot, 10 of which will be accepted to pitch on stage. Having a booth / product on the spot is necessary to get accepted into the pitch competition. Application deadline 20th June. 

Read more and apply here. When applying, use code: STARTUP@Upgraded.
Nordic delegation to Tel Aviv, 14 - 15 November 2018
Join a delegation to Tel Aviv to increase business, knowledge and collaborations within sustainable healthcare solutions and smart, circular cities. Organizations interested in the Israeli market, with solutions related to healthcare or circular and smart cities can join the delegation and get valuable contacts and business. Solutions of interest is, among others, circular waste solutions, energy solutions, new materials, e-health, logistics, water monitoring & saving and ICT-solutions. Read more. 
HUS Findery in Lohja is looking for startups to pitch (in Finnish)
Do you have a startup focused on rehabilitation, especially concentrating on neurological, physical or geriatric or remote rehabilitation? HUS Findery is looking for companies to pitch on 2 October to professionals in specialised healthcare, rehabilitation and home care. Read more and apply here. Apply before June 26th.
WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2018 ASIA, 30 - 31 August
Innovation World Cup® Series is looking for IoT/WT startups willing to pitch their solution on stage and join a panel discussion at a session dedicated to start-ups, taking place on the 31st August at Weareable Technologies Conference in Singapore. In addition to being one of the key startups of the session, the startups will get visibility and of course have a chance to form important business connections in the heart of the IoT and wearable ecosystem during these two days. On top of that, they could benefit from a 50% discount on the exhibition package! Read more.

Upcoming events

SMASH Peking, June 26 - 28

FitTech Summit, July 10, Munich

WT | Wearable Technologies Conference 2018 ASIA, August, 30 - 31

SMASH Iberia, October 1 - 4

Slush, December, 4 - 5
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