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OuluHealth Ecosystem and Oulu University Hospital TestLab – 1-2 June 2017 – Oulu (Finland)

HOPE organises a study tour in Oulu (Finland) on 1 and 2 June 2017 to present the OuluHealth Ecosystem and Oulu University Hospital TestLab.


During the study tour, you will have the possibility to understand the way the Healthcare Ecosystem is designed in order to meet the needs and challenges of the future, how the testing laboratory is connected to serve the University Hospital activity, and how the Oulu University Hospital will be renovated by 2030.

The OuluHealth ecosystem comprises several stakeholders from academia, the public sector, and the private sector. The principal idea is to facilitate open collaboration and to accelerate innovation by bringing together various partners able to contribute to the needs of the health care sector. The ecosystem approach enables the combination of expertise from wireless information technologies and life science to introduce smart ICT solutions for delivering advanced, personalised, connected health service solutions.

OuluHealth is located in Kontinkangas campus close to the centre of the Oulu city. The OuluHealth campus has developed around the Oulu University Hospital, opened in the 1970s, and is quite unique in the way that it compactly combines both public and private actors in the health care sector, ranging from Biocenter Oulu to a wide spectrum of small and medium-sized businesses.

Oulu University Hospital in the chair of OuluHealth board. BusinessOulu is in charge of the ecosystem collaboration facilitation and supporting the companies in growth and commercialisation. Centre for Health and Technology is responsible of coordinating the research and innovation activities. OuluHealth Labs offers a unique innovation platform which enables citizen and professionals involvement. OuluHealth belongs to the international network of the European Connected Health Alliance.

Multidisciplinary top researchers, access to different health data sources and numerous start-ups create the basis for thriving RDI activities. Centre for Health and Technology manages OuluHealth┬┤s RDI cooperation. The North Finland sample collections of Biobank Borealis and The Birth Cohort Studies research program provide excellent possibilities for RDI.

OYS TestLab is a development and test environment for companies to test and develop their products and ideas in an authentic hospital environment and with genuine users. Oulu University Hospital uses the laboratory to develop their processes and to model and simulate building projects for the Future Hospital programme.

OYS TestLab locates within Oulu University Hospital. The laboratory covers 300 m2 on two floors. Various hospital units can be built into open spaces: an operating theatre, clinics, wards, control rooms, waiting areas etc. TestLab has a 3D virtual space and capacity for testing 5G network.

Welcome to visit Oulu!

Practical information:

You can download the programme here.

The applicants are kindly reminded to complete the application form in English and to send it by e-mail to Mrs Mira Salmi:

The deadline for application is 15 May 2017.

For further information regarding the programme, please contact:
Mrs. Mira Salmi
E-mail :
Phone : +358 8 315 2255

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