HealthHub Finland EDIH – European Digital Innovation Hub
Project partners: Turku Science Park Ltd. (coordinator), Business Oulu, Business Tampere, FINBB – Finnish Biobanks, KAMK – University of Applied Sciences, Kuopio Health, University of Oulu, VARHA – The wellbeing services county of Southwest Finland
Funding: European Commission’s Digital Europe Programme and Business Finland
Project in a nutshell: The European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) HealthHub Finland is a consortium that helps SMEs to digitalise and develop new data-driven health businesses. It brings together top experts from across Finland to help companies to lower the threshold for creating new health data-driven innovations.
HealthHub Finland belongs to the Pan-European EDIH Network, a group of dedicated one-stop shops supporting companies to respond to digital challenges and become more competitive. EDIH Network’s core mission is to build up digital capacities of SMEs and public sector organisations in every European Union Member State.
HealthHub Finland focuses on leading the digital transformation of healthcare through data-driven innovation. It aims to facilitate new and emerging data-driven solutions created by SMEs in Finland and Europe. It offers multidisciplinary co-creation opportunities for European companies and public healthcare providers, that create digital solutions in the fields of health care, pharmaceutical development, medical imaging, diagnostics, and genetics.
Duties of Turku Science Park Ltd.: Turku Science Park Ltd is the coordinating body, responsible for monitoring that the action is implemented properly, for distributing the payments received from the granting authority to the other beneficiaries, and acts as the intermediary for all communications between the consortium and the granting authority. Turku Science Park Ltd. is also the lead beneficiary in Community Building: awareness raising, recruitment of SMEs, establishing networks with other EDIHs, dissemination and communication.
Contact person in Turku Science Park Ltd.: Henrik Honkanen