Nice to have some good news for a change…
ISRAEL, FINLAND LAUNCH DIGITAL HEALTH COLLABORATION INITIATIVE
Israel and Finland will partner to advance joint initiatives in digital health after a collaboration pilot project and call for proposals were launched on Tuesday by the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) and the Israel-Europe Research & Innovation Directorate (ISERD).
Led by the IIA and the Helsinki Business Hub, the initiative will provide funding and matching services for Greater Helsinki-based and Israeli companies seeking to partner in order to co-develop, test, improve, or pilot impactful technologies, products, services and/or devices with strong market potential in the fields of digital health, smart mobility, and information and communication technologies (ICT).
Both Israel and Finland are recognized as world leaders in the field of healthcare technology.
In March 2018, the Israeli government approved a NIS 1 billion ($300 million) five-year national digital health plan which includes technological development, international cooperation, concentrated academic and industrial efforts and regulatory changes to encourage data research.