Category: Industry

Health100, a curated unconference – what the heck is that?

Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on August 23, 2019

With our five years of experience of organizing a traditional conference (Upgraded Life Festival), we have learned that the most valuable discussions are not taking place in the auditoriums, but in the corridors and over the coffee breaks. It’s not uncommon to hear people say “I’ve had so…Read More

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Fertile times for fertility tech

Written by Iiris Tyni on July 19, 2019

The term Femtech and the concept of a digital women’s health category are relatively new. Femtech was coined in 2016 by Ida Tin, a Danish entrepreneur who founded Clue, a period- and fertility-tracking app.Read More

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Navigil enables independent life for memory loss patients in Helsinki

Written by Iiris Tyni on June 25, 2019

The City of Helsinki provides Navigil’s wristwatches to approximately two hundred customers who suffer from memory loss diseases such as dementia. Customers can live at home, and if they leave outside a predesignated area, they can be tracked and contacted without any delay with the built-in mobile phone of Navigil’s…Read More

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We mapped the Health Ecosystem of Turku Business Region

Written by Elena Prokofyeva on May 31, 2019

One goal of Upgraded is to help startups navigate through different ecosystem organisations and find the relevant collaborators. We continue our initiative to map the main health innovation ecosystems in Finland for the benefit of our community but also the international organisations interested in the Finnish market. Last year…Read More

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Development and innovation activities benefit from the secondary use of health and social data act

Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on May 16, 2019

The new act of secondary use of health and social data enables more possibilities for developing new innovative solutions in health and wellbeing services.

The act states that it is now possible to use customer and register data created in health services to other uses than originally intended. The secondary uses…Read More

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Finnish age-tech startups and innovators got introduced to the developing market in Russia

Written by Elena Prokofyeva on April 23, 2019

The first ever conference dedicated to the Russian market of age-tech solutions was held in St. Petersburg in April. Finnish companies and innovators were invited to share their practices and get introduced to the developing market of age-tech solutions in Russia. Among the speakers, were Ville Niemijärvi from our member…Read More

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How to develop aging tech? Ask Finland.

Written by Elena Prokofyeva on February 6, 2019

Our neighbors in Russia from the project called “Vozrastech” asked Upgraded team to share experience and insights on the state of Aging Tech in Finland.

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