SPARK Finland is part of the global SPARK network, which was founded in the University of Stanford in 2006 to help shape the health innovations developed in universities into finished products and new enterprises. SPARK began its operations in Finland in 2017, and in 2018, it was joined by the University Health Campus Turku, which encompasses the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University Hospital and Turku University of Applied Sciences. The application period for the next programme lasts until 2 December.
The University of Turku, in collaboration with Novartis Finland Oy, Business Finland, the University of Eastern Finland, and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, organises a Smart Health for Europe seminar at Musiikkitalo on October 7, 2019. The seminar explores future health ecosystems and networks with Smart Health stakeholders from start-ups to healthcare decision makers, investors and more. The Finnish EU Presidency in 2019 provides a great opportunity to discuss the combination of legislation, health sector growth, research and development, and start-ups.
Bullying between Adolescents Reduced after Kiva Antibullying Program: Netiquette and Mental Health Support Needed in Interventions
Bullying experienced by 13–16-year-old pupils reduced clearly when schools invested in antibullying interventions. Researchers suggest that rooting out cyberbullying has to be more effective and new methods for supporting and strengthening the mental well-being of bullied adolescents have to be introduced. The study published by the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry of the University of Turku was based on reports from Finnish adolescents in 2008 and 2014.