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Collaboration in pharmaceutical research
Helsinki’s large population and number of patients, combined with the City of Helsinki's wide range of service points for primary healthcare and psychiatry, offer good opportunities for research into areas such as chronic diseases and drug treatment of the elderly.
The City of Helsinki has signed a framework agreement with Clinical Research Institute HUCH for the management of clinical drug trials.
Clinical Research Institute HUCH:
- manages clinical drug trials carried out in the City of Helsinki’s units
- concludes contracts with pharmaceutical companies
- hires doctors and research nurses for the research period
Participation in the pharmaceutical research is voluntary for clients and patients.
Development and testing collaboration
Development and testbed activities provide opportunities for developers of healthcare and wellbeing solutions to find out more about the sector’s needs in collaboration with the Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division’s professionals and clients, as part of our normal daily work.
The Kustaankartano and Myllypuro Senior Centres are involved in testing and commissioning new products and technical solutions for the Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division. They offer day activities and service centre services for seniors. The Kustaankartano Senior Centre is located in the Helsinki district of Oulunkylä, and the Myllypuro Senior Centre is located in the Helsinki district of Vartiokylä. Home care and remote home care services are another key development area. The Kalasatama Health and Wellbeing Centre in the Helsinki district of Sörnäinen is one of the key testbeds offered by the Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division’s Health and Substance Abuse Services Department for collaborations with companies.
The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division also has other potential development and testing environments under its Family and Social Services Department, for example.
We select our collaboration partners and the testing sites on a case-by-case basis.
We publish targeted data requests and market surveys, and we also organise networking events to give companies an opportunity to introduce themselves to our experts. Additionally, we organise open innovation challenges, such as calls for agile pilots.
The most important mission of the Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division is to provide wellbeing, health and social security for the residents of Helsinki. That is why development and testbed activities are based on needs, and their implementation depends on the personnel resources available.
The purpose of testbeds is to contribute to product development by companies. The Social Services, Health Care and Rescue Services Division procures goods and services separately in compliance with normal procurement procedures.
Collaboration as part of the Health Capital Helsinki alliance
Health Capital Helsinki is a life science and health technology alliance formed by the City of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Aalto University and Helsinki University Hospital (HUS). Its purpose is to develop a research-based innovation and business environment. The aim of Health Capital Helsinki is to promote the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and Finland, and to make them the leading Nordic region for research, development and business.