HiLIFE is a new life science institute at the University of Helsinki established in 2017 supporting high quality research across campuses and life science faculties. HiLIFE builds on existing strengths and new recruits and partnerships to create an attractive international environment for solving grand challenges in health, food, and environment. HiLIFE coordinates research infrastructures in life sciences and provides research-based interdisciplinary training. HiLIFE supports researchers within partner faculties and contains as units the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, the Institute of Biotechnology, and Neuroscience Center. In 2017 HiLIFE has a staff of about 600 and a total budget of 53 M€.

HiLIFE is recruiting at all levels including tenure-track assistant/associate professors. The HiLIFE Fellows program forms a  a forum for interactions and is instrumental in developing HiLIFE in its early days. The HiLIFE Innovation and Corporate Collaboration program is initiating with e.g. HiPOC proof of concept grants, the SLUSH Science event and will be developed with the HiLIFE Innovation and Corporate Collaboration Council. HiLIFE Research Programs are initiating in 2018.