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HealthSPA and Borderless Healthcare Group announces joint European-Asian collaboration

 

HealthSPA and Borderless Healthcare Group announces joint European-Asian collaboration

PRESS RELEASE

08.08.2014 Espoo, Finland
Free to be published

 

“Launch of World’s First Asia-Europe mHealth and IOT Accelerator Eco-system”

Espoo, Finland, 9th Aug 2014 BH Mobile, a mHealth and IOT subsidiary of Borderless Healthcare Group has inked an MOU with HealthSpa, a health and happiness start-up cluster and accelerator based in Finland to develop the world’s first Asia-Europe mHealth and IOT Accelerator Eco-system. This eco-system will be connected to the first of its kind mHealth and IOT Innovation Centre in the heart of Shanghai by mid September 2014.

mHealth and IOT startups/enterprises from Europe and beyond can enjoy a seamless “plug & play” acceleration in Asia starting from Shanghai via a LIFT (Learn, Innovate, Fun(d) and Tranform) Program. State-of-the-art 500sqm. facilities in the Shanghai mHealth and IOT Innovation Centre include a media centre where foreign companies can host press launches, a lecture hall where events can be held, a Smart Home – Smart Health Experience Centre where the most progressive healthcare technology, media, telecommunication products and services will be showcased, a incubation and acceleration space where healthcare companies can enjoy mentorship from top experts in Asia and around the world.

“Finland has been a global leader in mobile and wearable technology and we believe we can unlock some of their expertise in the explosive mHealth and IOT marketplace in Asia”, Dr Wei Siang YU, executive chairman and founder of the Borderless Healthcare Group. The group will be investing in a network of mHealth and IOT Innovation Centres in Asia to allow healthcare technology companies in the west to be part of the giant healthcare reform in the east. China’s healthcare reform is expected to be more than a trillion dollar opportunity. The opportunity to create, commercialise and hybridise IPs leveraging China as the fastest growing and largest healthcare marketplace in the world can generate a huge IP bank with multi-trillion dollar commercial value.

“HealthSPA is very well poised with the most advance technologies to add value to Asia’s healthcare reform and the timing can’t be better for us to be part of the mHealth and IOT accelerator eco-system in Asia.” Said Christian Lindholm, co-founder of HealthSPA. HealthSPA is working closely with all the relevant players in Europe to provide a runway to Asian market.

Following the MOU, BH Mobile and HealthSPA will select a network of startups/enterprise which will be eligible for acceleration in the Asian healthcare marketplace. Innovation membership will be provided to the selected candidates who can then be enrolled into a tailored mentorship program at the innovation centre in Shanghai, Espoo’s sister city. Espoo is supporting this initiative. HealthSPA and BH Mobile will collaborate on creating knowledge sharing and networking events accross the regions.

About BH Mobile

BH Mobile Pte Ltd is a business unit of Borderless Healthcare Group, Inc dedicated to the health-centric mobility business.  BH Mobile is established to develop the world’s first comprehensive health and wellness-centric mobile app marketplace with dedicated mHealth labs and developer’s community around the globe. Managed by key experts with medical, medical-legal, telecommunication, Information Technology and database backgrounds, BH Mobile is positioned to aggregate, develop, and incubate health-centric mobile apps to create the gold standard for health app service and delivery mechanisms.

About HealthSPA

HealthSPA ry (HealthSPA) is a startup cluster focused on facilitating the development of mobile and e-health, wearables and medical companies during the startup face of the business. It is founded by the community for the community. While being an independent organization, it has a strong cooperative relationship with several universities and large conglomerates, in addition to the over 200 startup companies that they have helped over the course of 18 months that HealthSPA has been active. HealthSPA is located in the capital region of Finland, in the heart of Northern Europe’s vibrant start-up scene.

 

For more information

BH Mobile, please contact Lani Santiago, lani@borderlesshealthcaregroup.com

HealthSPA, please contact Christian Lindholm, info@upgraded.fi

 

PDF Version
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23003832/Press_release_HealthSPA_BHM_joint_venture_080814.pdf

Picture 1: Dr. Wei from Borderless Healthcare Group and Christian Lindholm from HealthSPA explaining
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Picture 2: Dr. Wei from Borderless Healthcare Group, Tuula Antola from City of Espoo and Christian Lindholm from HealthSPA
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