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Back at the office! After a wonderful unwinding summer, we're all set and pumped up for the upcoming fall activities. Our fall will continue with the promotion of health tech through the TEKNO project - there is still an opportunity to get involved, so feel free to contact us if this sounds interesting! And as usually, the fall will once again be very eventful. For the second year in a row we're collaborating with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health during Slush to organize a health focused event. We'll also be visiting Frontiers Health in Berlin and join a Nordic Delegation to Tel Aviv, and of course hope to see you joining those too.

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Industry News


Frontiers Health, Berlin, November 15-16
Frontiers Health has fast become one of the premiere conferences in the digital health space, combining a unique mix of attendees and presenters from investment funds, life science companies, health innovation hubs, insurance companies and digital health start-ups, providing for a unique platform to discuss how innovations in their respective fields are converging to re-invent and transform healthcare. Get a 20% discount with code FH20UPFI
Vertical X Orion Open Innovation
Are you a startup working on an AI solution for drug discovery? How about a solution improving the life and treatment of cancer patients? If so, then keep reading. Vertical and Orion are looking for high-performing teams to work side-by-side with Orion executives and experts in the co-creation of innovative solutions. Read more here. Applications close 24th August. 
Nordic Delegation to Tel Aviv in November 2018
Join us for a delegation to Tel Aviv to increase business, knowledge and collaborations within sustainable healthcare solutions and smart, circular cities. This is an opportunity to contribute to the Nordic Prime minister initiative on how Nordic solutions can target the global challenges. More information here
Accenture Health Innovation Challenge
Now in its third year, the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge will once again bring startups, life sciences companies and healthcare organizations together to tackle the world’s biggest health issues. Apply before September 1st to take part in the Challenge. Read more here
MEDICA App Competition
For the 7th time MEDICA 2018 will see a live competition for the best App-based Mobile Medical Solution for use in the daily routine of a patient, doctor or in the hospital. 10 developers whose App-based Mobile Solutions match best the submission criteria based on the jury's point of view, will qualify for the participation at the live pitch at MEDICA. Submission deadline is 30 September. Read more here
IOT/WT Innovation World Cup
The IOT/WT Innovation World Cup®, powered by Navispace AG, is welcoming techpreneurs around the world to make their innovations visible. Become part of the leading innovation ecosystem and get the chance to win prizes worth more than 500,000 USD, including a cash prize of 10,000 Euros. Gain valuable business connections that help to boost your solution’s development and go-to-market approach. Read more


Innochat with Sara Härmälä, get the insights of the HealthTech ecosystem! Our Director Sara Härmälä was interviewed by Innochat on the European HealthTech Ecosystem. Read more
Promoting health and well-being technology for healthcare professionals
in home care and rehabilitation
During the past year we've been part of the ESF funded project TEKNO that aims to support the expertise of social and healthcare workers, students and individual citizens in the fields of well-being and healthcare technology. Read more about what we've been doing. 

Upcoming events

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

Can Value-based healthcare be implemented in Europe?, September, 19

SMASH Iberia, October 1 - 4

MEDICA, November 12 - 15

Frontiers Health, November 15 - 16

Slush, December, 4 - 5
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