Do you have an idea that would create a tool or procedure that would help nurses or doctors in their everyday work? Are you the one to offer a solution to the increasing amount of mental health conditions and burnouts arising from our frantic way of living? Or are you aware of some other current problem in your field that you are eager to solve? If you said yes to any of these questions or have some even greater idea taking shape in your head, HealthX is looking for you!
HealthX is a two-month long series of speaker events and workshops covering the tools and knowledge required to bring your health ideas into fruition. Health is a broad theme, and we believe that our strength also lies there. We welcome participants from a very wide range of backgrounds: healthcare, mental health, wellness, health tech, animal health, pharma and beyond.
Don’t worry if your project does not fit the fields mentioned above. Get in touch with our team, and we will see if this pre-incubator is a good fit for you – and if not, we’ll help you find just the right next steps to continue on your entrepreneurial path. One of our fellow Helsinki Incubator programmes might be just what you’re looking for.
After completing HealthX, you’ll have figured out your next steps and can continue your journey with confidence. To achieve this, you’ll…
While the call for the 2023 programme is now closed, you can still send us an open application at the link below and we'll be in touch in due time!
HealthX will be held in-person primarily twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17–20 from 18 April to 9 June at the Terkko Health Hub located at the University of Helsinki's Meilahti campus. The language of the programme is English.
Over the course of two months, you will benefit from an intensive series of speaker events and expert-led workshops which will provide you with the fundamentals of entrepreneurship from the standpoint of the health industry.
On 9 June, we’ll celebrate the ending of the journey together with our fellow pre-incubator programme Circulator 2.0 by inviting our teams and wider local ecosystems together for a community showcase. To make it interesting for both health and circular economy enthusiasts, we are combining human and animal health as well as planetary health under the theme of One Health. At the event, you'll have the opportunity to present your achievements to the whole community of change-makers, and receive some valuable feedback while learning about the inspiring projects developed at Circulator 2.0.
You can join by yourself or with a team – the most important for us is that you have an idea to work on and the motivation to take it further with us, even to the point of establishing a startup.
The workshops require in-person attendance from at least one team member. If you are not able to commit to the full schedule, you may be removed from the programme. That being said, sometimes life happens, and in those situations, we'll try our best to figure out a solution that can help you keep up.
Teams do not need to be affiliated with the University of Helsinki in any way to apply, meaning that regardless of whether you're a University of Helsinki student, researcher, staffer, alumni or just an enthusiastic innovator looking for a place to develop your idea and solution, HealthX welcomes you!
The application will consist of a short description of your idea and your team.
The call for the 2023 batch is now closed. If you're interested, you can leave us an open application at the link below, and we'll be in touch in due time!
A student can request a certificate of attendance upon completion of the pre-incubator programme. The certificate is issued by entrepreneurship & innovation services at the University of Helsinki. The certificate outlines the completed content of the programme, which corresponds to 5 ECTS.
The student can present the certificate of attendance to their degree programme for credit registration. Entrepreneurship & innovation services do not issue credits. The degree programme will decide which to course or within what study module the credit for participation in the pre-incubator can be included.
Students are advised to check with their degree programme first, if this arrangement is possible. Entrepreneurship & innovation services do not guarantee that credits can be earned by taking part in the programme.
After the programme, you will have received tools, skills and connections to progress in your professional journey, as well as information about the many avenues you can choose to take your solution to the next level. These avenues include the Helsinki Incubators pipeline with SPARK Finland and Health Incubator Helsinki being the next two steps.
The programme is produced in partnership with Terkko Health Hub and Helsinki Think Company. Additionally, the programme is enabled by HUS and HiLIFE by supporting Terkko Health Hub.