Do you want to accelerate your business?

ProHealth is supporting your business development and helping you reach your growth targets. The focus is on pharma- and health tech-related products and services within professional healthcare. Products relating to consumer business and general health and wellness are not included in the programme.

We welcome existing and early-phase companies with a solid problem/solution -approach, technical proof-of -concept, scalable business potential and committed, coachable teams with business experience or readiness to adopt it. Companies that are yet to be founded are also welcome if they adhere to the criteria above.

We offer

  • An opportunity to apply to the programme on a continuous basis, followed by an acceptance procedure using Lean Canvas methods
  • An assigned business coach for each startup who will lead the startup team through the programme
  • Access to interactive themed workshops during the programme
  • Access to a broad network of persons and companies with deep experience and wide Life Science competencies within e.g. technologies, applications, business, regulatory, legal and financials is supporting each teams journey
  • Access to international connections for partnerships, investments and gaining entry into the market through our network

Structure of the workshops

Interactive, themed, commercialisation-specific workshops are organised on a 12-months basis for startups in the ProHealth Growth Programme. For more information on the workshops, see the timeline below. If you are interested, sign up by clicking here.

  • Risk Management from a quality aspect – 10 December 2020, on-line and Turku

    Safety is not an absolute but relative value. All products and services include a certain risk which in certain circumstances could cause problems.  Risk management is the procedure of trying to estimate the potential problems which could cause hazards. The workshop is run by Pasi Koskivaara.

  • Market potential calculation & preparation – February 2021, Turku

    The workshop deals with the background of market potential and asset value estimation and how to build a credible market potential calculation. Marit Merla, Forendo Pharma Ltd, hosts the workshop and involves all participants thru selected business cases.

  • Protection Strategy – Mid Mars 2021, Turku

    A good IPR strategy helps startup company to protect their idea and optimise resources needed for IPR protection. The workshop examines the basics of patenting and protection of intellectual property rights and business benefits and ends with 1-on-1 meetings.

  • Business Communication – April 2021, Helsinki

    Effective communication is an important part of a startup’s and company’s professional success. This interactive workshop addresses the right business communication and negotiation techniques for a variety of business situations.  

  • Medical Device Regulation & QMS – Mid May 2021

    The workshop deals with Medical Device legislation and product development with Fimea, regulatory compliance in Life Sciences with Clinius Ltd, introduction of a classification tool by Lean Entries and ends with 1-on-1 meetings with the experts. The speakers are not confirmed.

  • Drug Regulation & QMS – Late May 2021

    Regulatory requirements and quality issues are important already in the beginning of drug related research and during the R&D stage. The workshop deals with early-stage drug development aspects by Fimea and a drug development company  and ends with 1-on-1 meetings.  The speakers are not confirmed.

  • QMS in Practice – June 2021

    The Quality Management Systems in Practice -workshop digs deeper into standards and regulations issue. The workshop helps you to create or update your own company’s  quality management system. It covers all kind of health product and service concepts.  The speaker in not confirmed.  

  • Funding – September 2021

    Obtaining funding is a huge challenge. The on-line workshop deals with alternative funding options for your startup, how to apply for funding and how to convince the other party of your business idea. It’s organised in cooperation with Health Incubator Helsinki.