Life science


SOTE Means Business

The notion that health and social care in Finland is changing dramatically is already an established fact. Despite the open questions, such as how procurements, ICT systems and market access will be organized in the on-going SOTE reform, certain directions are already taking shape. The...

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15 June

The Rise of Ecosystems

The changing face of healthcare is altering traditional business models. People are put at the center when focus is shifted from acute to preventive care. This brings about new ways of thinking: people are empowered to take care of themselves based on information relevant to...

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13 June

The Future Wants You

In ten years, healthcare will look completely different in Finland, and you can be part of it. We are now searching for entrepreneurs and businesses that can imagine themselves as part of the health future. This means anything—from the forest industry, functional foods, wearables to...

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06 June

A Spectrum of Health

According to Managing Director Mikko Vasama, Philips is nowadays "100% health technology". Everything they now do can be linked back to health. This may come as a bit of a surprise, so we sat down to talk with him some more....

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22 May
190116, Jouko Pölönen kuvattu OP:n pääkonttorin asiakaspalvelupisteessä Vallilassa.

The Winner Shares It All

Collaboration is not just the best way to excel in today’s world – it’s the only way, says OP’s Jouko Pölönen. Why does a Finnish financial group go into building hospitals? Or, for that matter, is extremely active at Amcham Finland? We applaud both, make...

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17 January

Health Business Calls for New Ventures

The Life Science Group has initiated a project that breaks down barriers and pursues real opportunities to grow business cross-industry.    On December 13, Amcham Finland launched a new project in the life-science industry. The LS Growth Project is staffed with seasoned business-development professionals, who will systematically...

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15 December

The Catalyst That Means Business

The new Life Science Group gives companies business-development support they thought they’d never have.   Finland has a thriving life science business sector with hundreds of companies and dozens of pharma or life science related universities and institutions.   What else does Finland have? Extensive health data and...

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12 December
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Vision for Finland: Widening Our Scope

It’s the year 2016.   A resilient nation, full of potential, approaches its 100th birthday. There is a good number of things we’ve achieved in just 100 years. At this time of reflection, we also set our sights on the future.   No matter how you interpret today’s realities,...

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04 April
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5 Ways to Make Helsinki a Hub for HQs

How do you measure the economic importance of a city? One widely-accepted metric is a city’s ability to attract global and regional headquarters. Compared to other Nordic countries, Finland is trailing behind, but not for lack of potential. Here are five ways the Amcham community...

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30 March