HealthX — Empowering the Future of Health

Discover the tools you need to bring your ideas to life. HealthX, formerly known as Terkko Health X, offers pioneers a place to take their first steps in changing the world. With a focus on health from every angle, this programme is your opportunity to create lasting impact on our collective health.

HealthX will not be organised in 2024, so all interested are urged to leave us an open application.

HealthX will not be organised in 2024, but those interested are welcome to leave us an open application!


About HealthX

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.

Programme Outcomes

After completing HealthX, you’ll have figured out your next steps and can continue your journey with confidence. To achieve this, you’ll…

  • Have a more defined understanding of the problem that you’re trying to solve and a deeper understanding of the solution you’re offering. You’ll have also filled a business model canvas, and know how to utilise this tool in the future.
  • Have made a plan to conduct market research.
  • Know what to do next, whether it is conducting market research or planning to start testing your MVP, pivoting your idea, or anything in between. For advanced and enthusiastic teams looking to further develop your solution, we recommend taking a look at SPARK Finland and Health Incubator Helsinki as your potential next steps after HealthX.
  • Have mastered the basics of pitching – concisely and interestingly presenting both yourself and your idea, while making others excited to hear more. You’ll have also learned to modify your pitch to match different situations to fit your target audience.
  • Have made new connections with like-minded people and have a deeper understanding of the health innovation ecosystem. You’ll also be more confident in growing your network on your own.


As HealthX will not be held in 2024, all interested are urged to leave an open application!


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.

As the programme will not be organised this year, all those interested are urged to submit an open application to us.

Next steps of the journey — SPARK Finland & Health Incubator Helsinki

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.

HealthX is produced in partnership with Terkko Health Hub and Helsinki Think Company. Additionally, the programme is enabled by HUS, The University of Helsinki's Faculty of Medicine and HiLIFE through Terkko Health Hub.

Contact Us

If you have any questions you can reach out to us via email to