Lenovo and TechCode investing and accelerating the growth for better tomorrow in the Finnish Healthcare sector and MedTech start up scene

April 9, 2017 by Juha Merinen

The society, its structures, the way businesses are operating, the way consumers or citizens are experiencing and engaging e.g. with services is changing fast. The change is very much empowered by technology and number of operators creating the tomorrow’s next best infrastructure.

Finland has rich history and capability in number of technology first driven segments like Clean-Tech, Bio-Energy, ICT & Telecommunications, Smart Cities, Medical Technology, Gaming and Education that are driving innovation and growth. Within the clusters the on-going preparation of health, social services and regional government reform is a huge change that is going to take place in the coming years and that will impact the services the citizens are entitled to.

Smart technology will be one of the key driving forces to the change creating number of opportunities to start ups and SMB’s striving for new business, investment and growth in Finland and from Finland to global markets. Thus Lenovo Finland and TechCode Finland have signed an agreement to collaborate and establish strategic cooperative relations on projects, business and investment opportunities. Key focus at the start of the strategic partnership is set to MedTech ie. Healthcare sector and both companies encourage technology operators from other disciplines to connect that have interest to work with Lenovo and TechCode.

 “I believe this is one of the best examples in how we can converge and leverage synergies with a partner like TechCode to gain value to whole ecosystem we have around the Social Welfare and Healthcare Reform for example. New operational models will arise as we grow from products to solutions and from a vendor to a strategic partner“.

Timo Toukola – GM Lenovo Finland and Baltics

Service offerings branching off from both Lenovo and Techcode include a global accelerator program in medical technology in which selected startups are offered a small investment offered by TechCode, networking in multiple cities in the US, Europe, Israel and China, local events with relevant industry operators and coaching. Additionally, if there is an interest in China the healthcare startups can take advantage of delegations to multiple locations in China and engage in soft landing services offered by Techcode.

One of the Lenovo’s spearheads in the Finnish society is to help and enable technology to empower evolution and growth starting from education and now expanding to other social services as healthcare.  Lenovo’s portfolio caters client devices, infrastructure and services that all strive for the best end user experience. Entering the partnership with TechCode accelerates pace and brings together a strong ecosystem of start ups, companies, associations, universities, government and service provides of all sizes which helps all the parties to understand and deliver the best solutions for the future together.

“Techcode’s collaboration with Lenovo represents a big step forward in terms of linking innovative healthcare startups to a solid platform. Startups working with us will be offered the best services, events and network which can help them speed toward success and expand their market reach”.

Michael Haralson – Deputy GM TechCode Finland

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $45 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Moto brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at http://www.lenovo.com/fi/fi/

About TechCode

Focusing on incubator operation management and technology startup cultivation, TechCode is committed to building the world’s leading entrepreneurship ecosystem. Integrating a wide range of global resources, TechCode has established incubators in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guan, Silicon Valley, Seoul, Tel Aviv, Helsinki and Berlin to help its startup members get on their feet and grow rapidly.

Inquiries regarding the collaboration and for start ups to enter the program

Mr. Timo Toukola                                                     Mr. Michael Haralson

GM Lenovo Finland and Baltics                              Deputy GM TechCode Finland

+358 50311 1147                                                       +358 40532 7577

ttoukola@lenovo.com                                             michael.haralson@techcode.com

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