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Israel, Finland collaborate to promote digital health innovation

23 April 2019 | News

Call for Proposals Issued for Joint Israeli-Finnish Digital Health Projects

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The Israel Innovation Authority and Israel-Europe R&D Directorate (ISERD) have launched a key collaboration between Israel and Finland in the digital health arena with an event at the Embassy of Finland in Israel. The event was marked by a Call for Proposals for joint projects between Israeli and Finnish companies in the field.

Israel and Finland are both leading innovation economies with technology and entrepreneurship at their core.  As part of the Israel–Finland Pilot Program, a Call for Proposals will be issued, led by the Israel Innovation Authority and the Helsinki Business Hub.

This initiative will provide funding and matching services for Greater Helsinki-based and Israeli companies seeking to partner in order to co-develop, test, improve, or pilot impactful technologies, products, services and/or devices with strong market potential in the fields of digital health, smart mobility, and information and communication technologies (ICT). 

Finland ranks among the strongest markets in healthcare technology in the world, with digital health its largest high-tech export – increasing more than five-fold over the last two decades. Finland is one of the first countries in the world to set up a national digital patient data repository covering both the public and private healthcare sectors. 100 per cent population penetration in electronic health records make Finnish health data unique in terms of breadth and depth.

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