Terkko Health X — Health
For those innovating to improve our collective health, Terkko Health X offers early-stage health entrepreneurs a place to take their first steps in changing the world. Terkko Health X is our most venerable pre-incubator with the 2022 batch being its 4th.

Applications for the 2022 batch are now closed. More information about the 2023 programme will be revealed in the new year.
About Terkko Health X

With multiple successful batches, the Meilahti-based Terkko Health X programme offers ambitious teams the necessary tools and resources to develop their Health-related idea or research into something impactful.

Participating teams will receive expert support and knowledge from a range of mentors, speakers, and workshop leaders, as well as information about the many avenues they can take to take their solutions to the next level, including the Helsinki Incubators pipeline with SPARK Finland and Health Incubator Helsinki being the following two steps.

By the end of the programme, with all they'll have learned, participating teams will be ready to continue on, whatever their next step of choice may be. 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

Programme Schedule

Taking place from September 24th to November 4th, Terkko Health X will be held in-person primarily twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 17-20 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 2 months, selected teams will benefit from an intensive 12 expert-led workshop series which will provide them with the fundamentals of entrepreneurship from the standpoint of the health industry.

At the end of the 2 months, participants will get to pitch at the Terkko Health X showcase, which will also act as Terkko Health Hub's 5th anniversary party. This year, the top 3 teams will be rewarded with a startup ticket to Slush 2022, and with 6 months of free Terkko Memberships. A more in-depth summary of the programme's schedule is available at the link below.


Applications will be open from August 15th to September 11th, and the programme welcomes early-stage teams consisting of 2 or more members working to solve real healthcare problems and create a startup.

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 health & life-sciences innovator looking for a place to develop your idea and solution, Terkko Health X welcomes you!

Do remember before applying that in-person attendance is a must, and failure to participate may result in your team being removed from the programme.

Applications for the 2022 batch are now closed. Information on applying for the 2023 batch will be revealed in the new year.

Contact Us

Liina Laukkanen, Project Lead for Terkko Health X


+358 44 493 4708