Mikko Pohjola Aistikattilassa

Business Collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine is a part of the unique health innovation ecosystem in Turku, which brings together four higher educational institutions, hospital district and approximately 100 bio and pharma companies. 

The Faculty collaborates with the surrounding companies in research and innovation activities and also plans and executes the educational programmes together to increase the job competitiveness of the faculty graduates.

Novel forms for business collaboration are actively searched and the Faculty supports possibilities for company representatives and academics to meet.

University of Turku has framework collaboration agreements with three international pharmaceutical companies, MSD, Roche and Bayer. The Faculty of Medicine also collaborates with private health care companies Mehiläinen and Terveystalo. 

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Services for companies

Companies are welcome to use the research services and infrastructures offered by the Faculty. Core service unit personnel can also assist in research protocol planning as well as support with the data analysis. Faculty is also happy to help companies to find new research partners in Corporate Corner events.

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Business collaboration is strongly involved in both undergraduate and graduate education, especially in the BSc and MSc programmes of biomedicine and drug discovery and development.

Alumni from those programmes participate in the execution of education and many companies are actively involved in planning the education in steering groups and advisory boards. Students can perform their thesis work in companies. 

Faculty of Medicine coordinates Ministry of Education financed Jobitti project, which aims to develop entrepreneurial attitude, business knowledge (yritystietous) and working life skills from the beginning of the basic studies. 

In PhD training, the Faculty collaborates with several companies in industrial PhD track, which is part of the Drug Research Doctoral Programme.

Anssi Linnankivi
Our partnership with the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital creates excellent opportunities for collaboration, advancing research, and improving patient care overall.
Anssi Linnankivi
Medical Director, Roche Oy