We can't do everything ourselves. That's why it's important to have startup-oriented partners, who  provide additional value for our members as well as to the Association itself.  

Papula-Nevinpat is an expert in IP protection with over 40 years experience, including a strong history of more than 20 years in international markets. They serve hundreds of customers ranging from startups to global Fortune500 -companies. Papula-Nevinpat is your portal to the Russia-Eurasia region, Europe, China and USA. 

No good health innovation should be lost due to the lack of knowledge about it.

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Health Capital Helsinki develops Finland and the Helsinki region into the best Northern European hub for life science- and healthtech-based innovations and business development. HCH facilitates the commercialization of scientific research, increases the number of business ideas, startup companies and jobs, as well as supports business growth and accelerates export.
Terkko Health Hub is an event space, co-working area and a startup community focusing on health and life sciences. It’s a place for all health enthusiasts to build amazing projects and businesses. Located in the heart of Helsinki’s medical campus. Upgraded members can book meeting rooms at Terkko free of charge.
Maria 01 is home to the next generation of tech teams working side by side with venture capitalists, established companies, and the extended ecosystem to help each other succeed in the competitive startup environment.
HealthHUB is an open-minded and innovative community for companies, clinicians, researchers, innovators, users and customers from health industry. HealtHUB provides the community members with both virtual and personal co-work facilities at the Tampere University Hospital campus.

Join the Upgraded Community as a supporting member! 

For us, a supporting member is a valued friend and a dedicated member of the community, wanting to help out health startups on their rocky path to really making an impact.

A supporting member of the Upgraded Community can be a private person running a business, a corporation or a foundation that supports the purpose of the Association and whose line of business is in the health and welfare services or products related to those services.

Interested in the Dutch markets? Looking for partners from the Netherlands, or want to learn about the Dutch solutions? The Embassy of the Netherlands in Finland is always happy to help in developing and furthering commercial cooperation between the two countries!

Interested in health  innovations?

We are always open for welcoming new partners who share the same passion for health startups and innovations that we do. Just drop us a line and let's figure the rest out together!



Lexia Attorneys create value and  bring you peace of mind. They will lead your company to a path of success with expertise and client-focused legal services for businesses.








Vozrastech project (translated from Russian as “aging tech”) is launched to create a community around aging technologies and give seniors access to a higher quality of life through tech solutions. The project is looking to bring the best practices from around the world and they’re especially interested in Finnish growing aging tech scene and startups in the field.


Bilendi is one of Europe’s major market research providers, conducting online market surveys all around Nordics, Europe and across the globe through a network of partners.
For options within market research surveys, contact Janne Juntunen (j.juntune(at)

MMS will help your company acquire CE-markings and official approvals easier all over the world. They have special expertise in registering demanding implantable devices and surgical instruments.

Unlisted makes investor and shareholder relationship management easy, simple and effortless. Unlike other services, Unlisted gathers financial information and news about signed-up companies automatically and offers visibility among investors. The platform automatically sends updates about companies to current shareholders and potential investors. Unlisted also provides a detailed analysis of companies, done by their financial experts.
Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare (NCSH) is an intersectoral arena for stakeholders, organizations, projects and expert knowledge in the sector of sustainable healthcare. NCSH is an umbrella organization for existing companies, projects and competence.
Zapier helps us work more efficiently by automating tasks we'd otherwise have to do manually. Check it out!


Software Sauna is a truly agile remote software development partner. We love to handcraft quality code and help our clients to reach their full potential. Our fundamental principles are Quality and Transparency. We combine Nordic business culture with the expertise of top notch Croatian engineers.

The UNTIL labs invent, incubate and accelerate technology-based products and services designed to propel the journey to review, build, adopt and implement tech solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All solutions are be based on partnership between the UN, Member State, as well as local and global private-public sector partners. 

Inxso helps businesses in the fields of biotechnology, biomedical technology, and health technology to translate innovation from idea to implementation, and from user needs to engineering terms. Inxso can help you throughout the development process or where more expertise is needed. They specialize in multidisciplinary analyses, product adaptation, risk management, verification and validation, and compliance with EU and FDA regulations with expertise in CFDA and PMDA. Their extensive experience in international networks makes their service unique.


As a global healthcare company, Novartis is part of an ecosystem where digitalization is advancing fast. Working with health tech startups enables new ways to provide patients with effective care faster, which also can be more efficient for the society and the health care system. Thus, Upgraded is a great collaboration for Novartis, and we are aware on how innovation in the health sector supports economic growth and creates more exports and jobs in Finland and Europe.

Vamstar has created a new platform to help healthcare companies expand into other European countries. You can find many tenders to participate in and all information to understand the market, and win new business.