Written by Sara Härmälä on August 29, 2018
You know how after a big project is done you feel a bit empty and struggle to start doing something goal-oriented again? Well, we experienced that with Upgraded after this year’s immensely successful Upgraded Life Festival was done. In addition, we had a new director in…Read More
Written by Sara Härmälä on August 22, 2018
YLE uutisoi tiistaina 21.8.2018 valtiovarainministeriön kaavailevan jopa neljänneksen leikkauksia yliopistosairaaloiden tutkimusrahoitukseen. Euroissa tämä tarkoittaisi jopa kuuden miljoonan vähennystä kliiniselle tutkimukselle elintärkeään rahoitukseen.
Tutkimusrahoituksen leikkauksella olisi erittäin negatiivinen vaikutus myös kaikille suomalaisille terveysalan innovaatioille ja kehitykselle. Suomalainen terveysteknologia-ala on ollut merkittävässä kasvussa…Read More
Written by Sara Härmälä on July 3, 2018
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 citizens in the fields of well-being and healthcare technology.
Structural changes in social and healthcare caused by the…Read More
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