Health & Wellbeing

We promote the testing of health and wellbeing-related innovations by co-creating new solutions in real-life operating environments together with end-users, city staff, and companies. Health and wellbeing companies, do you want to join us and start developing wellbeing in Helsinki?

Wellbeing for all citizens

Wellbeing is widely considered in Helsinki and we want to offer all residents the necessities for a good life. The city promotes wellbeing and health in areas such as social wellbeing, health, quality of life, and happiness.

We aim to resolve health-related challenges with new technologies, and various innovations related to well-being have already increased at a tremendous rate. Digital solutions, such as virtual reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence, enhance social services and health care, as well as provide solutions to support individual wellbeing.

What do the test platform activities offer to businesses?

The operations and facilities of City of Helsinki’s social services and healthcare sector and the culture and leisure sector can be used as testing environments for health and wellbeing tech companies and innovative organizations. With our testing and development platform, we want to offer developers of health and wellbeing solutions the opportunity to identify the needs of our industry by collaborating with our professionals and customers. Upon completion of the test, the company is provided with a valuable reference that can be used for marketing the jointly developed solution.

Development environments for health and wellbeing

Kustaankartano and Myllypuro senior centers – which provide daytime and service center services – are involved in the testing and implementation of new products and technical solutions for the social services and health care sector. The activities focus on developing elderly work and gerontological treatment, as well as technology utilization.

Specifically, home care and remote home care services are a significant development area. The Service Center of Helsinki, which offers 24/7 remote care and nursing services as well as virtual rehabilitation to Helsinki residents, are also involved in the development and testing co-operations.

The Kalasatama Health and Wellness Center is one of the central development and testing platforms for business cooperations focusing on health and substance abuse services.

The social services and health care sector also offer alternative development and testing environments, such as in family and social services. In addition, we are launching development and testing activities for promoting physical activity and well-being together with the culture and leisure sector.

We select our partners and destination on a case-by-case basis. Since providing wellbeing, health, and social security for Helsinki residents is the most important task of the social services and health sector, the development and testing activities are based on demand, whilst implementation depends on the available Human Resources.

To whom are the solutions developed for?

Solutions are developed primarily for end-users, i.e. all Helsinki residents. In addition, the staff of the Helsinki’s Health and Social Services Reform are also a key target group.


Want to hear more?

  • Sanna Hartman

  • Senior Advisor
    Health and Wellbeing Services, Health Capital Helsinki Cooperation
    City of Helsinki
    Economic Development: Innovations and New Experiments