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Health Campus Turku launches a new service for product development

Press Release (published on 11 June 2020)

New Health Campus Turku research, development and testbed service TERTTU boosts the testbed activities in the healthcare sector in Southwest Finland and enables co-creation of new solutions with health care professionals.

The new research, development and testbed service is launched in the beginning of June. The service brings together different testbeds and developers in the healthcare sector. Initiatives related to testing or product development will be directed to one-stop service. The service aims to accelerate research and product development in the companies and to offer new joint services which combine the knowledge and facilities of different testbeds.

     The joint service portal and the processes behind it give us possibilities to develop entirely new service combinations. We are more agile in answering to companies’ needs in their product development, says Janne Lahtiranta from Turku Science Park Ltd.

The Health Campus Turku research, development and testbed service is a result of many years national development. The need for a service which brings different testbeds together into a joint service platform, was originally recognized in the national testbed network coordinated by Business Finland. In Southwest Finland, the concrete form of testbed service has been created in Terva project which has received funding from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

     We offer testbed services for companies of all sizes. We strive to offer easy access to services and we hope that companies would contact us with low threshold, says Elina Kontio, Director of Health Tech Lab from Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Through the new joint service, researchers, product development specialists and companies have the opportunity to utilize testbed services and platforms from all member organizations of Health Campus Turku network. The services are included from the local universities and universities of applied sciences, Turku University Hospital and Turku Business Region.

More information

Health Campus Turku research, development and testbed service TERTTU: https://innovations.healthcampusturku.fi

The members of Health Campus Turku network are Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku Science Park, University of Turku, The Hospital District of Southwest Finland, Novia University of Applied Sciences and Åbo Akademi. The development of the joint service platform is implemented in “Terveydenhuollon välittäjäalusta” (Terva) project during 2019-2021. The project is co-financed by ERDF.

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Health Campus Turku prepares a new strategy 

Press Release (published on 25 Febuary 2020)

The Health Campus Turku aims to strengthen the network with a new strategy. In the beginning of this year, Health Campus Turku has welcomed two new employees, Development Director, MD, Leena Setälä and coordinator M.Sc. Mira Lehti.

The aim of collaboration is to develop the Health Campus Turku as a multidisciplinary international knowledge cluster in research and education related to medicine, health and wellbeing.

– The Health Campus cooperation has enormous potential, which is recognized by the partners in the network. The strategy work to be carried out during the spring will brighten up the common goals and outline the priorities for future activities, says Development Director Leena Setälä, who is in charge of the preparation of the strategy at the Health Campus.

The Health Campus Turku is Finland’s largest multidisciplinary knowledge cluster in medicine, social and health care and technology, offering unique opportunities for education, research, innovation and business collaboration. The Health Campus Turku cooperation involves the Hospital District of Southwest Finland, the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Novia University of Applied Sciences and Turku Science Park Oy.

– In practice, cooperation in research, education and innovation is promoted in the Health Campus management team and in the multidisciplinary working groups, which have wide expertise represented from all the above organisations, says Mira Lehti, who coordinates the Health Campus collaboration.

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