Organising Partners:

Northbay is a company that builds ideas. We are a Creative agency that Directs, Designs and Develops. By specializing on research and technology intensive clients, we look forward to impact local and global landscape.

Contact:  +358 40 7637918

Healthtech Finland is an industry association and part of Technology Industries of Finland. Healthtech Finland is also a community: we foster our industry’s growth and collective knowledge.

HUS - The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa - is a Joint Authority formed by 24 municipalities. The aim is to offer patients in all member municipalities a timely and equal access to specialized medical care.


Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future.

Aalto Experience Platform is an open community for experience research, which fosters and promotes research that combines scientific, artistic, technological, and business angles on human experiences.


Our main sponsor and partner in Health Design Pitching Competition for 20 000€

Instrumentarium Science Foundation is a private, non-profit science foundation whose purpose is to promote and support medical, technical and scientific equipment and methods related research and economic research in these fields through grants. 

Biodesign Finland is an innovative path to find commercializable solutions supporting startup founding.

Supporters & Media:

Upgraded is a non-profit association for health & wellbeing startups in Finland. Our goal is to make sure that startup innovations have an established role in the society as a source of health and wellbeing solutions.  No good health innovation should be lost due to the lack of knowledge about it.

Vault Impact is a dedicated Social Impact focused VC for early stage startups startups in  Finland, Sweden & Estonia. We make equity investments in companies that make a measurable positive impact on society while bringing market rate capital returns.

Terkko Health Hub is a startup hub, co-working area and an event venue focusing on health and life sciences. It is a project initiated by Faculty of Medicine and Helsinki Institute of Life Science at the University of Helsinki and HUS University Hospital. Our goal is to foster development of new ideas, facilitate their transition into successful businesses, as well as to create an environment where researchers, entrepreneurs, clinicians, investors and other changemakers meet and work together.

We believe there’s more to gain by working together, rather than doing it alone and starting from scratch. We offer uplifting solutions to business problems by carefully selecting the best Startup talent and then tuning their offering to match the business needs.

Ornamo Art and Design Finland, established in 1911, is an expert organisation in the field of design. Ornamo advances the profession of designers and promotes the role of design in society.We support you in your career, whether you are a designer or an artist, or looking for inspiring employment opportunities. Our activities rely on a community principle: we work for the benefit of each other and the entire profession.

Nordic Mentor Network for Entrepreneurship (NOME) is an exclusive Nordic Mentoring program for promising life science startups with world class mentors.NOME matches Nordic startups with highly skilled volunteer professionals to help them reach their goals and technology milestones.

Maria 01 is the most thriving environment for ambitious tech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and large enterprises in the ecosystem. We are a non-profit combination of a entrepreneur’s community house, selective incubator and a technology builders club.

Health Capital Helsinki is an alliance formed in 2015 by the City of Helsinki, the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and HUS Helsinki University Hospital. Health Capital Helsinki develops Finland and the Helsinki region into the best Northern European hub for life science- and healthtech-based innovations and business development. HCH facilitates the commercialization of scientific research, increases the number of business ideas, startup companies and jobs, as well as supports business growth and accelerates export.

SPARK Finland program is designed to increase the maturity of academic and clinical discoveries towards practical solutions in the life science and health tech space.