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HUBS and SPARK Finland looking for partners in the field of life sciences and health technology

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Spark Finland and HUBS will team up in autumn 2021 when companies in the fields of medicine, biomedical engineering, logopedics, psychology, medical care, biotechnology and health technology are sought as partners for the Innovation Challenges course.

What is SPARK Finland? SPARK Finland is a joint programme of several Finnish universities and hospital districts that provides support and mentoring for academic and clinical ideas and solutions in the field of life sciences and health technology. SPARK Finland also provides researchers, clinicians and students with training in product development, business development and its financing. SPARK Finland is part of the international SPARK network, which has its roots at Stanford University. 

What the HUBS? HUBS is a promoter of sustainable entrepreneurship in the Tampere higher education community. We offer free-choice studies that develop students' skills and competences in innovation and entrepreneurship themes. During the Innovation Challenges -course we solve challenges in multidisciplinary teams with the help of design thinking process. 

When: The 8-week course will be arranged as present/hybrid course on campuses in period 2. in the academic year 2021-2022. The course is in English.  

By participating in the course as a client and bringing your own challenge to student teams, you can get a multidisciplinary team or teams to develop new solutions that benefit your business. The end solution is a complete solution, tested with the right target group and based on genuine data, or a concept (Minimum Viable Product) that allows you to start developing your business further. We also need your expertise as part of the coaching process, as the industry information and sparring you provide is part of the coaching package. There is a fee for participation. 

More information and inspiration: 

SPARK Finland: Outi Väisänen, outi.vaisanen [at] ( ) 

HUBS: Minttu Ripatti, minttu.ripatti [at] ( ) 


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