Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on May 4, 2017
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 of the pioneer countries of the health technology industry and…Read More
Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on April 12, 2017
In the United States, employee health is big business, and it is growing in Europe, too. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that nearly 50 percent of Americans receive health insurance through an employer. Yet, providing this coverage doesn’t come cheap. According to a recent…Read More
Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on March 31, 2017
“We put stuff into airplanes. If it doesn´t work, people die.”
This is how my Australian colleague, a true sharpshooting salesman, described Garmin´s key differentiator within the fiercely competed wearable market. This is as good as a sales argument can get. Especially if you use it with…Read More
Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on March 21, 2017
You might be wondering why Fazer is actively participating in health and well-being events – what is actually our take on health and well-being in the up-coming Upgraded Life Festival this spring?
We believe that our brains deserve just as much attention as our bodies.
In today’s…Read More
Written by Elena Prokofyeva on December 18, 2016
The last day of November brought us a number of impressive health-related events during Slush 2016. For the second time, the Finnish health startup association HealthSPA organised the official health networking in the Engine Room. The goal was not only to discuss investing in health but also to bring together startups, investors,…Read More
Written by Maria Nygård on December 15, 2016
We had the honor of sharing Reaktor Ventures’ and Netmedi’s experiences on stage at the Upgraded Health Networking which was organized already for the second time in Slush by HealthSPA. Here is the recap to the points discussed.
Point 1: Match the time spans
Slush was hot with…Read More
Written by Maria Nygård on November 11, 2016
Kalevala Innovation Lab acts as an incubator for Kalevala Koru – successful product concepts are turned into fully working prototypes with a chance to become part of the company’s future product offering.
Now Kalevala Innovation Lab is looking for ambitious health and wellness startups to join them on their…Read More
Written by Maria Nygård on November 10, 2016
With its role in people’s everyday life, Fazer has a big responsibility and opportunity to continuously explore and improve healthy eating habits. Fazer Food Services alone has more than 1,200 restaurants that serve hundreds of thousands of guests every day. Based on this understanding, we at Fazer see a clear…Read More
Written by Elena Prokofyeva on November 8, 2016
Thursday – Nov 24th
Upgraded Life TALKS vol. 3 Big Deal
Time: 24 November, 17:30 – 19:30
Where: Maria Zero One, Lapinlahdenkatu 16, Helsinki
For who? ULT3 is the fantastic opportunity for startups to ask questions from the decision makers of a massive public sector organisation (HUS…Read More
Written by Elena Prokofyeva on November 7, 2016
Implementing research evidence into practice is a very challenging but rewarding process. This is an inspiring story about a group of researchers, who came up with an unique business idea while working on their scientific research projects. They identified the underestimated problem of excessive sitting in modern life…Read More