Kemia-Kemi Vol. 40 (2013) 5

Carmela Kantor-Aaltonen

Introduction

In many ways, the biotech sector in Finland has had a remarkable 2013. It has been a year of enforcement of the biobank law, trading licenses for Finnish drugs, and new strategies for the health care sector and bioeconomy.

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Kemia-Kemi Vol. 39 (2012) 5

Carmela Kantor-Aaltonen

Introduction

The level of bioscience education in Finnish universities is high, but the employment rate of bioscientists is worrying. The students need transferable skills to advance their employment, and the biotechnology sector needs governmental support to create jobs and develop into a blooming industry sector.

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Baltic Rim Economies (2011) 5

Pekka Ihalmo

Introduction

Culminatum Innovation Ltd was established in 1995 to serve as a joint regional development instrument for its owners and to implement the national Centre of Expertise programme in the Helsinki region. Due to its triple-helix ownership structure, Culminatum represents a unique, independent platform able, on the one hand, to respond rapidly to the demands of local business clusters and cities and, on the other hand, to address future challenges facing society, e.g. in the healthcare sector. Since Culminatum’s founding, biotechnology and life sciences have been one key focus area in developing the Helsinki area towards sustainable economy.

 

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