“A hospital is an excellent example of an intelligent building environment. It offers opportunities to technology companies that have eco-efficient and energy-efficient solutions, for example,” says Pekka Kahri, Director of Services and Well-being Industries at Tekes, in an interview with the business daily Kauppalehti.
Kahri advises small companies to join larger consortiums in the competitive tender stage. The previous hospital construction boom in Finland occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. Now many of these buildings need to be replaced or renovated.
“Finnish hospital sector actors are also searching for global partners so that the know-how created by the projects here could also be utilised internationally”, says Eero Toivainen, Senior Advisor from Finpro.