Since 3-5 June, 2014 in Finland (Turku city) was conducted Baltic Sea Health Summit – the biggest forum in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical industries in Baltic Sea countries ( The Health Forum was organized under the umbrella of 16th Baltic Development Forum Summit (

Nowadays around 50% of biotechnology and 60% of diagnostic industries in Finland are concentered in Turku. The event was covered the topics about development of biomedical technologies in changing environment, breakthrough in future medicine, financing of innovators and start-ups as well as regulatory aspects in countries-participants. The colleagues from Finland shared with a very structured biobanking system and this model might be adjusted for boarded partners in Medical institutions as well. In frame of the conference entrepreneurships, scientists, regulators, universities from Finland, Russia, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, USA, India and other countries participated in the partnering part of the event, it was discussed mutual co-operations among basic research institutions, hospitals and businesses in biomedical technologies.

Biomedical cluster of Skolkovo Foundation participated in the Baltic Sea Health as a partner.

In the perspective of collaboration is creating joint Russian-Finnish start-up community with specific business acceleration tools. This event was a good platform for discussion of interaction with Turku Science Park and their exchanging experience with us.  By the end of this year, we’re hoping to conduct matchmaking seminar with finish colleagues to help our start-ups to get more familiar with Turku services, to find partners or investors in Europe, because one point for Russian-Finnish  collaboration is supporting Russian companies in accessing European market and support Finnish companies in accessing Russian market
Kamila Zarubina, analyst
In Turku we have done a great work to have all the shareholders working to the same goal. Now it is time spread the collaboration to even larger scope. Skolkovo is one of the future player in this field and we a very interested to deepen our collaboration with Skolkovo. We know this synergic work between our innovative areas will create a win-win situation
Turku Science Park was main organizer of the event. Rikumatti Levomäki, CEO of Turku Science Park

Earlier in summer 2013, it was signed 4-sided cooperation agreement between Skolkovo Foundation, Turku Science Park, Turku University and Åbo Akademi University for the Russian-Finnish collaboration in the areas of life sciences and and information and communication technologies (ICT) during 2013-2020.