Universities in Finland are advancing their roles to turning research into competitive products and services, as well as enabling deep-technology businesses to be established. Helsinki Innovation Services (HIS), owned by the University of Helsinki, is a commercialization expert uniting researchers and the private sector, with the aim of promoting the utilization of innovations based on academic research in society.

About one-fifth of the ideas and inventions picked up for HIS’s commercialization preparations are entering the market. Over the past five years, more than 30 inventions have been sold or licensed, with a total value of almost 5 million euros before royalty payments. Spinouts are also generated at a steady pace of an average of 2-5 per year.

We will showcase several spinouts as well as R2B research projects in the Research Spinout Showcase event on 12th May. The event is organized by FiBAN, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Innovation Services, and the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA).

Have a glimpse of the spinouts & R2B projects showcasing on May 12th:

Veil.AI Oy

Helping Life Science and Healthcare organizations in transborder data collaborations

In healthcare, patients’ health data is made secret to ensure privacy. Yet being able to share actual patient data includes many benefits. How can we improve accessibility and privacy, maintaining both quality and utility?

The VEIL.AI Anonymization Engine creates high-quality low level anonymized data for pharmaceutical companies, MedTech, and hospitals. It makes sensitive data safe to use for research, development, and innovation without compromising patient privacy. 

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FreshTech (project)

Packaging component for improving vegetable shelf life

Almost 20% of vegetable production is wasted by supermarkets and consumers annually in the EU and the USA, meaning €200 billion is quite literally thrown away.    

FreshTech helps reduce this waste, its costs, and the environmental impact.

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MegaSense (project)

Real-time air quality data every day, everywhere

Accelerating global urbanization and the rise of megacities are causing 90% of the world’s population to breathe polluted air. 

MegaSense is a scalable, living, intelligent air pollution prediction and decision support system.

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Register for the showcase

Interested in hearing more about Helsinki University spinout companies and R2B research projects? Join the Research Spinout Showcase event which will be held at Tiedekulma in Helsinki on the 12th of May. We will start with a breakfast at 08:30 followed by showcasing the spinouts and projects, and we will end the event with networking, which will start at 10:00.

Register here.

This event is brought to you by FiBAN, Finnish Venture Capital Association – FVCA, Helsinki Innovation Services, and Helsinki University Funds.