Business Kuopio


Health and wellbeing

Leverage the world’s best ecosystem for health R&D

The combination of a long-standing tradition in efficient healthcare, digitalization of health data and the Nokia engineering ecosystem has made Finland the premier location for health R&D. Because of our free-of-charge and high-quality education at all levels, including university and post-graduate education, finding skilled R&D workers in Finland is easy. This is why Finland ranks as the best country in the world for the availability of scientists and engineers (World Economic Forum). Finland is also one of the leading countries in terms of scientific researchers per capita, and the Finnish government’s R&D expenditure per capita is among the highest globally. These factors combined make Finland the number one global contributor to innovation in terms of policies that support innovation (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation).

Meet us at the Future Healthcare 2019, at stand D34!

Afekta technologies

Metabolic profiling services for R&D in industry and academia. Science-based, curiosity-driven metabolic profiling with mass spectrometry technology for food and nutrition research. Our technology gives knowledge and understanding to develop better products and help people make better and informed decisions to improve their lifestyle and health.

  • See the good in the food
  • Monitor the impact of microbiota
  • Assess the metabolic status

For further information: Afekta Technologies
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  • Ergorest was established in 1978 in Finland and is a pioneer and innovator of forearm supports designed. Company is family business.
  • Over 30 years of scientific research and product development anchored in a knowledge of the human body have ensured that Ergorest is known worldwide for its high-quality products. We export forearm supports to over 20 countries.
  • Ergorest is an effective tool in the prevention of a range of complaints and illnesses resulting from computer, office and industrial work.
  • While Ergorest can help anyone minimize work-related discomfort and fatigue, it’s become an invaluable mobility aid for people with chronic and permanent orthopedic and neuromuscular disabilities.

For further information: Ergorest Oy


Medfiles, a leading Nordic & Baltic CRO, supports its clients on the path to commercialisation with an array of services related to human and veterinary medicines, food and food ingredients, medical devices and cosmetics. Medfiles lives for scientific discovery, and is honoured to work with visionaries across a variety of industries to ultimately improve health and well-being for all across the globe. Established in 1987 in Kuopio, Medfiles was the first private CRO in Finland. Today Medfiles is the biggest CRO in Finland by the range of services, operating from the Nordic and Baltic countries to Western, Central and Eastern European countries, Asian countries and the United States.

For further information: Medfiles

Neurocenter Finland

  • National network bringing together clinical and preclinical researchers, entrepreneurs, health companies and funding agencies.
  • One-stop shop for advancing personalised care for brain diseases
  • Promoting research innovations into clinical testing and practices
  • Creating ecosystems for innovation and collaborative projects.

For further information: Neurocenter Finland

Salli Systems

The inventor of saddle chairs in the 1980s, Salli has manufactured them ever since.

  • Sitting health concept; ergonomic seats and sitting ergonomics training
  • Exporting to over 60 countries for 25 years
  • 200 000 chairs already worldwide
  • Chairs are handmade in Finland, 10-year warranty
  • Looking for active dealers especially in the medical and office field
  • Offer high quality dealer support

For further information: Sanna Hakala, physiotherapist, M.Sc., sanna(at),
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