HealthSPA is now Upgraded

HealthSPA is now Upgraded

Health Startup Association of Finland

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Upgraded is a non-profit association for health & wellbeing startups in Finland.

Our goal is to make sure that startup innovations have an established role in the society as a source of health and wellbeing solutions. We help startups stand out by making their solutions visible and finding the right connections. No good health innovation should be lost due to the lack of knowledge about it.

We are in the business of building bridges. Startups are a part of a bigger puzzle, and we want to build the bridges between the different pieces of startups, corporates, public sector & universities. The industry thrives on cooperation and everyone will reach their goals quicker when working together.

We are also the organisers of the premier startup-driven health innovation event in the Nordics – Upgraded Life Festival. The fifth event took place on 31st May – 1st June, 2018.

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Upcoming events

Aug 24 - Online / Helsinki

Online / Helsinki

Vertical X Orion Open Innovation 2018

Program goals 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…

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Aug 29 - Singapore



The MEDICAL FAIR ASIA MEDICINE + SPORTS conference is the benchmark event for sports medicine and related disciplines in Asia. It fosters exchange between multiple disciplines like international sports medicine…

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TEKNO - Smooth Expertise in Health and Well-being Technology is a 2-year project funded by the European Social Fund. The main beneficiary is Laurea UAS and the other beneficiaries are Posintra, Vantaa Invalidit ry and Upgraded.
Jul 3 | Industry
Raisamiina Rimpelä

Promoting health and well-being technology for healthcare professionals in home care and rehabilitation

During the past year we have been actively part of a project called TEKNO that has a mission to support the expertise of social and healthcare workers, students and individual…

Jun 18 | News

New Director at Upgraded!

Time really flies when you’re having fun - I can’t believe I’ve been part of Upgraded already for almost a month now. Since I had a bit of a jump-start…

The Upgraded Metro Map

During the autumn of 2017, we rolled up our sleeves and implemented a cluster research about Finnish health and wellbeing startups. Our primary aim was to understand the problems and…

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