Health Startup Association of Finland

Health Startup Association of Finland

Want to change the business of health and wellness?

HealthSPA is a non-profit association for health startups, with a bold goal to put Finland on the world map when it comes to health. We are also the organisers of the Nordic’s largest health startup event – Upgraded Life Festival. The fourth event will take place on April 25-26th, 2017.

The industry thrives on cooperation and we create events and projects to enable matchmaking especially between startups, corporates, public sector and universities.

Everyone will reach their goals quicker when we work together.

Upcoming events

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Upcoming SPA events


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May 4 | Industry
Kirsi Havu, Project Manager, Health Tech Industry at Saranen Consulting

Health tech industry needs top talent to ensure growth

The Finnish health technology industry is going strong – exports grew to over €2,1 billion in 2016 and it is one of Finland’s key exports in high-tech. Finland is considered one…

Apr 21 | Uncategorized
Kalle Koskisto, Patent Agent at Eversheds & Akseli von Koch, Patent Agent at Eversheds

Why health startups need to consider patent strategy

Startups tend to lack the in-depth knowledge needed to tap the full potential of patents. Understanding the actual reasons for patenting and how to utilize patents, commonly remains on a…

Apr 19 | Uncategorized
Venla Virkamäki, Policy Officer for Trade & Innovation at the Netherlands embassy

Dutch solutions for vital societies at Upgraded Life Festival. Come and meet us!

The Netherlands has a strong position in the global Life Sciences & Health industry. It is home to a vibrant, concentrated cluster of more than 2200 life science and medtech…

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