The aim of the partnership between Nordic Health Lab and Business Finland is to strengthen sustainable healthcare innovation across the Nordics. Among other things, the partners will facilitate Finnish health tech companies’ access to the Danish public healthcare sector, which needs solutions from private actors.
The public healthcare sectors in Denmark – where Nordic Health Lab is based – and in Finland are facing similar challenges, and both countries have a strong lineup of startups and private companies with innovative solutions to solve the challenges. By joining forces, Nordic Health Lab and Business Finland can accelerate the development of healthcare solutions in the Nordics.
Unique access to accelerating sustainable growth
One of the unique aspects of this partnership is that Nordic Health Lab can provide Finnish companies with the exact needs of the Danish healthcare system: “Nordic Health Lab’s sustainable approach is to share our specialized knowledge about the needs of our partner hospitals and municipalities. This way, we can secure a sustainable match of the Finnish companies that have solutions for the exact needs of the Danish healthcare system. We believe that strong partnerships with focus on sustainability are crucial to solving some of the big challenges in the healthcare systems across the Nordics. That is why we look very much forward to collaborating with Business Finland and eventually also looking into bringing the Nordic Health Lab concept to Finland,” says Jesper Juel-Helwig, CEO in Nordic Health Lab.
Creating valuable health solutions
Business Finland is excited to benefit from Nordic Health Lab’s perspective on the Danish healthcare: “Finland and Denmark are among the world leading countries in innovation. We believe that by bringing together the bright Nordic minds in close collaboration, attending to current and future challenges in healthcare, valuable solutions will arise. We are looking very much forward to collaborating on these challenges with our Danish partners,” comments Terhi Rasmussen, Global Opportunity Leader for Health & Wellbeing in Business Finland.
The collaboration includes
The partnership will introduce new sustainable healthcare solutions, host activities such as webinars and events, and share knowledge between Nordic Health Lab and Business Finland to accelerate the growth of startups with the aim of improving healthcare in the Nordics. Moreover, Finnish companies with the right innovative solution can get the chance to join Nordic Health Lab’s development track and pitch their solutions to the Danish healthcare system.
About Nordic Health Lab and Business Finland
NHLs is a Danish nonprofit organization with the purpose of building bridges between the public healthcare system and private actors by matching the needs of the public sector with solutions from private companies. NHL then facilitates tests at our partner hospitals and municipalities with the aim of implementing the solutions to benefit patients, clinicians and eventually the whole society.
Business Finland is the Finnish government’s organization for innovation funding, trade, travel and investment promotion. We help our customer companies grow and succeed globally, develop solutions for the future and renew their business operations boldly. We promote collaboration between companies and research groups, so that new endeavors can develop into international business ecosystems.