08.10.2014

Tekes launches major digital health programme in Finland

Finland has the potential to become a significant concentration in digital health, according to the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation.

Tekes notes that the changes in the digital health business environment will affect Finnish companies of all sizes, including the many small startups that need support in exploiting the growing demand, to companies that require more capital for international growth, and large companies that need to renew their activities to succeed in international competition.

As a result, Tekes is calling for more multi-sectoral and international cooperation as well as new working methods in Finland’s digital health sector. According to Invest in Finland, the new programme can also create interesting opportunities for international companies for cooperating with innovative Finnish companies in the digital health sector.

In addition to the digital health programme, Tekes has also launched two other programmes for utilising the business potential created by digitalization, with one focused on the industrial internet and the other on wireless technology. The total funding available for the three programmes is about EUR 300 million, of which Tekes’ share is about EUR 150 million.

Source: Tekes, Invest in Finland