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OuluHealth facilitates close cooperation that drives innovation, boosts the healthtech business and supports the implementation of better healthcare services.

The OuluHealth ecosystem has a unique culture of collaboration along a broad spectrum: academia and researchers, social and healthcare providers, businesses, local government and citizens. Reinforcing this spirit of collaboration, the ecosystem provides a network of committed stakeholders that strive to transform healthcare on a global scale and, as a result, improve people’s lives.

The OuluHealth ecosystem is designed to benefit all citizens by creating better healthcare services and solutions: personalised, connected, cost-efficient and agile. Bring your knowledge, networks and passion to our community and make the future healthier.

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

HEALTH, LIFE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MERGE TO CREATE INNOVATION

OuluHealth supports a research and innovation culture as well as health and life science companies to create Finland’s second-largest health technology centre. In the ecosystem’s network, you find world-class co-creators from a wide range of disciplines to guide you in bringing to life your idea for digitising and personalising health care.

The OuluHealth ecosystem is a world leader in using technologies, such as 5G/6G, IOT, AI, VR, AR and BigData, to develop health and life science innovations. Oulu’s healthtech sector sets the pace for R&D investment in Finland – and is near the top in the EU. The Oulu University Hospital is slated to be the world’s smartest hospital. In short, the collaboration potential in Oulu for innovation in digital health attracts partners – companies, entrepreneurs, and researchers – with ambitions to lead the world into the next generation of health care.

 

Health and life science companies

The Oulu region, the second-largest health technology hub in Finland, has developed technologies that are used daily by nearly 3 billion people. The health and life science sector is supported…

The Oulu region, the second-largest health technology hub in Finland, has developed technologies that are used daily by nearly 3 billion people. The health and life science sector is supported by many advanced technology companies, offering world-class expertise and opportunities to expand to international markets.

View the Health and Life Science Catalogue in Issuu

BusinessOulu

BusinessOulu is a public organisation 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 organisation 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 the development of different lines of business and creating new workplaces. This organisation 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 Areas of Expertise (ERVA).

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 “Life-long health” strategic focus area. 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 “Life-long health” strategic focus area. BCO provides academic and industrial customers with open access to research infrastructure and services in life sciences with state-of-the-art technologies and trained experts. BCO research services are part of the national Biocenter Finland research infrastructure network.

www.oulu.fi/biocenter/

Centre for Health and Technology (CHT)

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

The Centre for Health and Technology is an innovation and knowledge platform managing research, development and innovation (RDI) activities in the OuluHealth ecosystem. CHT is dedicated to improving research and innovation impact in digital health and developing digital competencies to improve preventive, predictive and personalised 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 Biobank Borealis was established by the Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, the University of Oulu, NordLab, the hospital/healthcare districts of Lapland, Länsi-Pohja, Central Ostrobothnia and Kainuu. The Biobank Borealis offers…

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

Fingenious – Your Digital Gateway to Finnish Biobanks and Biomedical Research.

 

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 region. This hospital utilises cutting-edge equipment in all specialised branches…

Oulu University Hospital, one of the five university hospitals in Finland, provides high-quality healthcare services to the entire northern Finland region. This hospital utilises cutting-edge equipment in all specialised 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 modernisation as a part of the Future Hospital 2030 programme.

www.ppshp.fi