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OuluHealth – close cooperation to boost business development and provide better healthcare services

We are a network of committed stakeholders that form the innovative ecosystem from Finland, OuluHealth. We are striving to transform healthcare on a global scale and, as a result, improve people’s lives. Our main goals are to accelerate the implementation of health innovations, boost the health-tech business and create better solutions for the benefit of citizens.

Find out how we can support you in co-creating innovations, business development and research.

The OuluHealth ecosystem’s stakeholders

Merging health, life science and technology into innovation

Oulu’s competitive advantage lies especially in a seamless combination of health technology, life sciences, medicine and different aspects of engineering. The city is a forerunner in digital health and the second largest health technology center in Finland.

The OuluHealth ecosystem is at the forefront of converging health and life science solutions with ICT. We are world leaders in new generation technologies, such as 5G/6G, IOT, AI, VR, AR and BigData.

Number 1

  • Digital health
  • The smartest hospital
  • R&D investment in Finland, among the top in the EU

 

Health and life science companies

The Oulu region, which is the second largest health technology in Finland, has developed technologies that are used daily by nearly 3 billion people. There is a high number of…

The Oulu region, which is the second largest health technology in Finland, has developed technologies that are used daily by nearly 3 billion people. There is a high number of companies in the health and life science sector, with many high technology companies. They offer world-class expertise and expand to international markets.

View the Health and Life Science Catalogue in Issuu

BusinessOulu

BusinessOulu is a public organization that implements the city’s policies and provides a variety of business development services for companies in the region, from starting a company to generating growth…

BusinessOulu is a public organization that implements the city’s policies and provides a variety of business development services for companies in the region, from starting a company to generating growth and investments. BusinessOulu supports developing different lines of business and creating new workplaces as. This organization also handles the international marketing of Oulu and facilitates the OuluHealth ecosystem’s collaboration.

www.businessoulu.com

City of Oulu

Oulu is called the capital of Northern Scandinavia. It successfully combines hospitality, nature and culture with modern technology. The city is one of the health care providers to its 200…

Oulu is called the capital of Northern Scandinavia. It successfully combines hospitality, nature and culture with modern technology. The city is one of the health care providers to its 200 000 inhabitants. Oulu actively supports cooperation between different sectors to stimulate development and faster introduction of innovative solutions for the benefit of all citizens.

www.ouka.fi

Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK)

The Oulu University of Applied Sciences is a strong multidisciplinary unit that educates approximately 9000 students. The university features 800 staff members, excellent teaching facilities, a variety of fields of…

The Oulu University of Applied Sciences is a strong multidisciplinary unit that educates approximately 9000 students. The university features 800 staff members, excellent teaching facilities, a variety of fields of study and exchange programmes as well as study projects. The Oulu University of Applied Sciences also provides the Oamk SimLab, a simulation environment for testing health products and services.

www.oamk.fi/en

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth, tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. VTT goes beyond…

VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth, tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. VTT goes beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. Having over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results, VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

www.vttresearch.com

Medical research Center Oulu (MRC)

A strategic research organisation of the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the University of Oulu. MRC Oulu offers a multidisciplinary research environment for clinical, translational and health care socioeconomic research….

A strategic research organisation of the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District and the University of Oulu. MRC Oulu offers a multidisciplinary research environment for clinical, translational and health care socioeconomic research. Currently MRC Oulu consists of several different research groups from the University of Oulu, Oulu University Hospital, and Oulu University Hospital ERVA-area.

www.oulu.fi/mrc/

Biocenter Oulu (BCO)

Biocenter Oulu (BCO) is a focus institute at the University of Oulu that supports high-quality research and coordinates multidisciplinary research activities on the University´s strategic focus area “Life-long health”. BCO…

Biocenter Oulu (BCO) is a focus institute at the University of Oulu that supports high-quality research and coordinates multidisciplinary research activities on the University´s strategic focus area “Life-long health”. BCO provides academic and industrial customers with open access research infrastructure and services in life sciences with state-of-the-art technologies and trained experts. BCO research services are part of national Biocenter Finland research infrastructure network.

www.oulu.fi/biocenter/

Center for Health and Technology (CHT)

The Center for Health and Technology is an innovation and knowledge platform managing research, development and innovation (RDI) activities at the OuluHealth ecosystem. CHT is dedicated to improving research and…

The Center for Health and Technology is an innovation and knowledge platform managing research, development and innovation (RDI) activities at the OuluHealth ecosystem. CHT is dedicated to improving research and innovation impact in digital health and developing digital competencies to improve preventive, predictive and personalized health care.

www.oulu.fi/cht

University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is an international science university, which creates new knowledge, well-being and innovation for the future through multidisciplinary research and education. Close cooperation with research institutes, companies…

The University of Oulu is an international science university, which creates new knowledge, well-being and innovation for the future through multidisciplinary research and education. Close cooperation with research institutes, companies and the public sector has created an internationally significant research and innovation hub that has changed the world. The University of Oulu is widely respected for its research on new technology, people and culture in a changing living environment and as a multidisciplinary expert in Arctic issues.

www.oulu.fi/university/

Biobank Borealis of northern Finland

The Borealis Biobank was established by Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, the University of Oulu, NordLab, the hospital/healthcare districts of Lapland, Länsi-Pohja, Central Ostrobothnia and Kainuu. The Borealis Biobank offers various…

The Borealis Biobank was established by Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, the University of Oulu, NordLab, the hospital/healthcare districts of Lapland, Länsi-Pohja, Central Ostrobothnia and Kainuu. The Borealis Biobank offers various sample types and research services:

  • The pathology archives (Oulu University Hospital and four central hospitals) include 1.8M tissue and cell samples
  • A rapidly growing collection of blood samples (serum, plasma, DNA)
  • The Finnish Maternity Cohort (FMC) collection contains over 2M serum samples, collected from mothers during their pregnancies
  • Infrastructure and tools related to the storage and management of samples
  • Opportunities for R&D collaboration, e.g. tailored sample collections
  • Digitalization of tissue samples, and planning and production of tissue microarray (TMA) blocks
  • Processing and analysis of samples

How to obtain samples, services and data from Biobank Borealis?

A scientific committee will evaluate all sample and data requests. Contact Biobank Borealis with a preliminary plan to find out whether we have suitable material. Further instruction on how to make a Biobank Request

Biobank Borealis in Finnish

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Oulu University Hospital (OYS)

Oulu University Hospital, one of the five university hospitals in Finland, provides high-quality healthcare services to the entire northern Finland. This hospital utilizes cutting-edge equipment in all specialized branches of…

Oulu University Hospital, one of the five university hospitals in Finland, provides high-quality healthcare services to the entire northern Finland. This hospital utilizes cutting-edge equipment in all specialized branches of medicine and employs several thousand highly trained professionals. OYS is the first hospital to test the 5G-technology. The hospital has been undergoing total modernization as a part of the Future Hospital 2030 programme.

www.ppshp.fi