We strive to give you the best starting point for creating a MedTech start-up in a multidisciplinary team.
Biodesign Finland organizes a 10-months full-time MedTech Entrepreneurship training program for talented professionals with engineering, IT, design, and business backgrounds.
The main goal of the program is to establish a need-driven and research-based medical technologies empowering future healthcare globally.
Many of our Innovation Fellows become entrepeneurs through the Biodesign Finland program. In order to be an entrepreneur, you need to be able to see value where others have not. We provide you with the tools and know-how to do this.
A creative mindset is the ability to ask fundamental questions that help you challenge convention and think outside the box. We help you to grow in this even further.
Previous product idea is not needed. All you need is the talent and capability to grow, which help to develop and build something new.
The dual-light therapy was developed by Tommi Pätilä and Aalto University researcher Sakari Nikinmaa, who met when Nikinmaa and his team participated in the first hospital immersion period of the Biodesign Finland project. https://www.lumoral.fi/
We give you the runway to medtech entrepreneurship
Every year 4-6 fellows go through the program, in addition to which Biodesign runs a summer school for university students.
The only medtech program that creates new businesses from clinical immersion and direct observations of healthcare process.
After initial training, the team is immersed in a clinic for a month to observe its processes.
More than 7 companies founded and inventions developed in Biodesign Finland program.
After the program, the fellows either establish their own company or apply for further funding for the research and further development of their ideas.
How does the Biodesign process progress and what do the fellows think about the program.
You get the support for your whole journey! Identifying the need, creating the idea, and making the invention, while getting advisorship from top experts in the field of medical technology.
The three key things I have received from Biodesign Finland are a huge network, new ways of doing things and new knowledge.
Biodesign fellows secured 2M€ in Funding in 2023 for Research to Business projects
In the funded project, the potential of a new biomaterial for an implantable mesh is researched and paths for commercialization are studied.