INNOVATIVE ECOSYSTEM FROM FINLAND
nce upon a time, there was a city in Northern Finland called Oulu that became known for its tar export and sailing ship production. Later, the city became the
The ecosystem has already generated some great results: health and life science business has grown, Oulu is leading several national initiatives, and new health
first technology village in the Nordic countries. A crucial point was the establishment of Oulu University. ”The wireless” became the spearhead of Oulu, culminating for example in Nokia’s success. Today, Finland is officially the world’s happiest country, and Oulu is one of the most innovative health and ICT centres. Let me tell you how the OuluHealth ecosystem has contributed to creating this smart and happy society. The OuluHealth ecosystem was founded in 2012 to strengthen the collaboration between the city, universities, healthcare providers and the private sector. The main goal is to integrate health and life science solutions with ICT expertise for the benefit of all citizens.
solutions are in use along with an outstanding innovation platform. In summary, OuluHealth is a significant health-ICT hub in Europe. In this booklet, I am proud to present the OuluHealth ecosystem. I believe there is no better place to develop a successful business, carry out research and live a happy life. Salla Hirvonen Network Director OuluHealth Ecosystem, BusinessOulu
WHO ARE WE? We are a network of committed stakeholders striving to transform healthcare on a global scale and, as a result, improve peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives. The OuluHealth ecosystem is at the forefront of converging health and life science solutions with ICT. We are world leaders in wireless technology (5G), medical imaging, robotics, and printed intelligence.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
Project opportunities, testing and feedback in authentic environments, research, development and innovation collaboration, and business development support.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND US?
We are located in Oulu in Northern Finland. OuluHealth operates in Kontinkangas, a health campus close to the center of the city of Oulu.
Finland is officially the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happiest country and Oulu is one of the most innovative health and ICT centres.
Oulu University Hospital (OYS) Oulu University Hospital (OYS), one of the five university hospitals in Finland, provides high-quality healthcare services to the entire northern Finland. This hospital utilises cuttingedge equipment in all specialised branches of medicine and employs several thousand highly trained professionals. OYS is also the first hospital to test the 5G-technology. The hospital has been undergoing total modernisation as a part of the Future Hospital 2030 programme. www.ppshp.fi
Biobank Borealis of Northern Finland The Borealis Biobank was established in 2015 by Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, the University of Oulu, NordLab and the hospital/healthcare districts of Lapland, Länsi-Pohja, Central Ostrobothnia and Kainuu. It stores a vast collection of high-quality sample materials, which are key resources for a variety of research needs. www.oulu.fi/mrc/node/20008
University of Oulu This university employs about 2700 personnel and provides world - class education for approximately 15 400 students, who can choose between numerous
international bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes. The University of Oulu is widely respected for its research on new technology, people and culture in a changing living environment and as a multidisciplinary expert in Northerness. www.oulu.fi/english/
Center for Health and Technology (CHT) The Center for Health and Technology (CHT) is an innovation and knowledge platform managing research, development and innovation (RDI) activities at OuluHealth innovation ecosystem. CHT is dedicated to improve research and innovation impact in the digital health arena and developing digital competences in order to improve preventive, predictive and personalized health care. www.oulu.fi/cht
Biocenter Oulu (BCO) A multidisciplinary umbrella organisation within the biosciences and health research focus area of the University of Oulu, BCO provides dedicated, open access research and innovation infrastructure as well as special scientific expertise in microscopic imaging, drug testing and diagnostics. www.oulu.fi/biocenter/
Medical Research Center Oulu (MRC) A strategic research organisation of the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the University of Oulu, MRC offers a multidisciplinary research environment for clinical, translational and health care socioeconomic research. Currently MRC Oulu consists of several different research groups from the University of Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, and Oulu University Hospital ERVA-area. www.oulu.fi/mrc/
Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) VTT is one of Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading research, development and innovation organisations. We help our customers and society to grow and renew through applied research. The business sector and society in general benefit most from VTT when we solve challenges requiring world-class know-how together, and convert them into business opportunities. www.vttresearch.com
Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK) The Oulu University of Applied Sciences is a strong multidisciplinary unit that educates approximately 9000 students. This university features 800 staff members, excellent teaching facilities, a variety of fields of study
and exchange programmes as well as study projects. The Oulu University of Applied Sciences also provides the Oamk SimLab, a simulation environment for testing health products and services. www.oamk.fi/en/
City of Oulu The city of Oulu is called the capital of Northern Scandinavia. It successfully combines hospitality, nature and culture with modern technology and is one of the health service providers for its 200 000 inhabitants. Oulu actively supports cooperation between the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different sectors to stimulate development and faster introduction of innovative solutions for the benefit of all its citizens. www.ouka.fi
BusinessOulu BusinessOulu implements the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s industrial policies and provides a variety of business development services for companies in the region, from starting a company to generating growth and investments. This organization supports developing different lines of business and creating new workplaces, handles the international business marketing of Oulu and facilitates the OuluHealth ecosystem collaboration. www.businessoulu.com
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Oulu is home to more than 600 health and life science companies, which offer world-class expertise in health and ICT technologies, address varied global needs and target international markets. Many of these companies utilise next-generation technologies, such as 5G, IoT, AI, VR, AR and Big Data, to develop solutions for preventive healthcare, diagnostics and improvements in everyday well-being. issuu.com/businessoulu/docs/ health___life_science_in_oulu_2018
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EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DEVELOPED IN OULU The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading brand of heart rate monitors, the first wellness ring and application, next generation hand-held cameras for fundus imaging, a headset for bright light therapy, new treatment for healing bone problems and bone trauma, a game used in a speech therapy, products for faster development and scaling of biotech production processes, selection of diagnostic tests, a collar device for monitoring sleep disorders, solutions for preventing and monitoring chronic diseases.
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Health and life science companies
PROJECTS Future Hospital 2030 The main idea of this project is to modernise Oulu University Hospital (OYS) in such a way that it it becomes the smartest hospital in the world, utilising the most advanced technologies and providing personalised and effective healthcare services. The Future Hospital project also brings business opportunities for health technology companies that provide innovative health solutions. www.oys2030.fi/english.php
Acute Care in Virtual Hospital With the Virtual Hospital 2.0 project, Oulu is coordinating the development of e-health services for emergency department customers in order to provide them with reliable information and guidelines for sudden medical problems quickly and in a simple mobile-readable form.
eHealth research in Virtual Hospital This project refers to a national network of researchers who work in the eHealth domain and focus on the new digital health services provided by Virtual Hospital 2.0. The eHealth researcher network shares results, best practices and facilitates collaboration in research.
Health Technology Assesment (HTA) The objectives of the national HTA coordination unit (FinCCHTA) are to cooperate with international HTA bodies, develop HTA methodological training and strengthen its related research.
DigiHealth Knowledge Hub (DigiHealth Hub) DigiHealth Hub initiative reinforces the digital transformation of health and well-being. It is speeding up the uptake and exploitation of emerging technologies (AI, Deep learning, big data analytics, 5G) while rethinking
international competence networks to identify and spread the best practices of exploiting health data, and to study the impact of implementation of digital health solutions.
inDemand inDemand provides a new model of co-creation of digital health solutions by healthcare organisations together with health companies, with the economic support of public regional funds. www.indemandhealth.eu
Meaningful Integration of Data, Analytics and Services (MIDAS) This project focuses on developing a pioneering digital platform for healthcare policy makers. This will allow these decision-makers to tap into unstructured and unconnected healthcare data to better inform policy, reduce costs and improve health and well-being of the population. www.midasproject.eu
Medical and dentistry digital learning The University of Oulu coordinates the medical and dentistry digital learning (MEDigi) development project. The main aim is to support the creation of digital learning environments in the fields of medicine and dentistry.
6Aika: Hippa - Wellbeing and a better service housing through digitalization The aim of the project is to develop user-centred product and service design in enterprises in 6Aika cities in order to promote smart supported and service housing. The project strengthens the well-being of residents in service housing by promoting their participation, by utilizing smart solutions that meet their needs.
MAIN FIGURES IN FUTURE HOSPITAL 2030 PROGRAMME
buildings and equipments ca. 4-6% during 30 years.
during 30 years operation, based on current 3% annual increase in costs.
decreasing operation costs from 3 to 1,5%.
COST EFFICIENCY performance increase 10-15%.
programme will be executed in separate projects.
implementing new technologies there are 40 to 50% saving potential in maintenance costs.
SERVICES FOR HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE COMPANIES O
uluHealth supports health and life science companies in growth and internationalization. The ecosystem offers research, development and innovation opportunities. With our ecosystem you will discover many new ways to boost your business. Find investors and the right partners for cooperation, increase your companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visibility and let your company expand. You will receive business development support to develop your ideas into market-ready products and reach international markets. By means of our internet website, social media channels, press releases, marketing materials, trainings and information meetings, you will get support to strengthen your brand and stand out from the crowd.
SHOW YOUR POTENTIAL TO THE WORLD Every year, OuluHealth takes part in numerous matchmaking events, trade fairs and conferences in Finland and beyond. We are present at, for example, Medica in Germany, Vitalis in Sweden and Arab Health in Dubai. In addition, OuluHealth hosts events in the city of Oulu, such as the annual Health DemoDate, which won an award in 2017 for being the best business health event in northen Finland.
THIS IS WHAT WE OFFER
CONTACT US TODAY
• Business development • Financing (public and private funding) • Internationalization, marketing support & networking • Investments • Media contacts and visibility • Opportunities for research collaboration • Research, development and innovation operations • Innovative test environments
Ms. Heidi Tikanmäki Business Development +358 40 542 0007 Heidi.email@example.com
70+ completed pilots
100+ innovation sessions
4000+ people involved
Ms. Maritta Perälä-Heape Opportunities for Research Collaboration +358 40 673 4159 Maritta.Perala-Heape@oulu.fi Mr. Timo Alalääkkölä Innovative Test Environments +358 40 561 4390 firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIQUE TEST ENVIRONMENTS TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS
The OuluHealth ecosystem offers one-of-a-kind test environments, OuluHealth Labs, for product and service development. OuluHealth Labs enable testing innovations throughout the entire service chain: hospitals, health and social centres as well as in patients’ homes. In this way, companies have a unique opportunity to develop their solutions under authentic conditions and receive useful feedback from social and health care professionals as well as from end-users.
Test your solution in a simulation and studio environment at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences and get specific feedback from healthcare teachers and students.
Check functionality and user-friendliness of your product or service by testing it in social and health care processes as well as in people’s homes in Oulu. Direct feedback from real end-users, social and health care professionals and citizens will help you develop your solution.
A test environment situated in Oulu University Hospital enables the testing products or services under authentic hospital conditions and with genuine users. All you need for testing - from an operating theatre to patient wards, waiting areas, a 5G test network and a 3D virtual cave can be found here. Contact person Timo Alalääkkölä Manager of Testing and Innovations Oulu University Hospital
Contact person Helena Heikka Principal Lecturer Oulu University of Applied Sciences email@example.com
Contact person Jaana Kokko Technology Specialist City of Oulu firstname.lastname@example.org
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R&D INVESTMENTS IN FINLAND AND AMONG THE TOP IN EUROPE 5G HOSPITAL IN THE WORLD MOST ADVANCED PATIENT DATA INTEGRATION AMONG THE BEST INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY CITIES WORLD-CLASS COMPETENCE IN PRINTED AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
INVESTMENTS ESTIMATED IN ARCTIC EUROPE
2015-2025 - Arctic Business Forum Yearbook 2017 -
OF THE LEADING HEALTH TECHNOLOGY HUBS IN THE WORLD
13th SMARTEST PLACES ON EARTH
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FUNDING FOR TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT ACCESS AND USAGE OF EHEALTH HIGHER EDUCATION
INNOVATION R&D PERSONNEL PER CAPITA LEAST CORRUPTED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
CONTACT PERSONS OuluHealth Ecosystem Salla Hirvonen
Network Director OuluHealth, BusinessOulu Tel. +358 40 726 1842 email@example.com Business Development Heidi Tikanmäki Key Account Director Health & Life Science, BusinessOulu +358 40 542 0007 firstname.lastname@example.org
Collaboration in research and innovation Dr. Maritta Perälä-Heape Director Centre for Health and Technology, University of Oulu +358 40 673 4159 Maritta.Perala-Heape@oulu.fi
Innovative Test Environments Timo Alalääkkölä
Manager Testing and Innovations, Oulu University Hospital Tel. +358 40 561 4390 email@example.com
www.ouluhealth.fi • www.businessoulu.com • oulu.com
Photo: Konttajärvi, Pello, Finland © Tero suutari 2017
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HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES Oulu in Finland is home to a unique ecosystem in the health & life science sector, OuluHealth. The ecosystem’s stakeholders form a strong network that spurs innovation and boosts economic development in the region. Oulu’s expertise arises from the successful collaboration between private companies, public health providers and research organizations.
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