Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on February 22, 2018
Finnish health & wellbeing startups consider Finland to be a good platform for the development of health technology and for starting a company. Aspects contributing to this are the high level of research & education, and the possibilities of receiving funding from governmentally supported organizations. Challenges arise in later…Read More
Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on October 19, 2017
The English word pharmacy, or a drug store, directs us to think of mainly pharmaceutical products. As the holistic healthcare has come here to stay, it’s good to be reminded that prescripted technical devices and apps are part of the deal too, and will increasingly be part of the home-care…Read More
Written by Elena Prokofyeva on October 9, 2017
Wearables, such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, have spread quickly, generating an enormous amount of biometric data for us to interpret. With a plethora of sensors available on the market and personal health data stored in the cloud, you’d think it would be easy for us to take…Read More
Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on May 4, 2017
The Finnish health technology industry is going strong – exports grew to over €2,1 billion in 2016 and it is one of Finland’s key exports in high-tech. Finland is considered one of the pioneer countries of the health technology industry and…Read More
Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on April 12, 2017
In the United States, employee health is big business, and it is growing in Europe, too. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that nearly 50 percent of Americans receive health insurance through an employer. Yet, providing this coverage doesn’t come cheap. According to a recent…Read More
Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on March 31, 2017
“We put stuff into airplanes. If it doesn´t work, people die.”
This is how my Australian colleague, a true sharpshooting salesman, described Garmin´s key differentiator within the fiercely competed wearable market. This is as good as a sales argument can get. Especially if you use it with…Read More
Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on March 21, 2017
You might be wondering why Fazer is actively participating in health and well-being events – what is actually our take on health and well-being in the up-coming Upgraded Life Festival this spring?
We believe that our brains deserve just as much attention as our bodies.
In today’s…Read More
Written by Elena Prokofyeva on December 18, 2016
The last day of November brought us a number of impressive health-related events during Slush 2016. For the second time, the Finnish health startup association HealthSPA organised the official health networking in the Engine Room. The goal was not only to discuss investing in health but also to bring together startups, investors,…Read More
Written by Maria Nygård on December 15, 2016
We had the honor of sharing Reaktor Ventures’ and Netmedi’s experiences on stage at the Upgraded Health Networking which was organized already for the second time in Slush by HealthSPA. Here is the recap to the points discussed.
Point 1: Match the time spans
Slush was hot with…Read More
Written by Maria Nygård on November 11, 2016
Kalevala Innovation Lab acts as an incubator for Kalevala Koru – successful product concepts are turned into fully working prototypes with a chance to become part of the company’s future product offering.
Now Kalevala Innovation Lab is looking for ambitious health and wellness startups to join them on their…Read More