The Finnish neuroscience community is considered a reliable and favored partner in the international arena. Universities and university hospitals focusing on neuroscience research have strong cooperation with the best ranked universities worldwide. Neurocenter Finland is dedicated to strengthening existing collaborations and to build new connections and relations between international research consortia.
The “Find a Researcher” tool aims to map international and national cooperation partners and enable companies to identify a suitable research partner. The search tool shall include the field of expertise, methods and international academic publications of each and every researcher.
The establishment of Neurocenter Finland, along with other centers of excellence, is part of the Finnish government’s attempt to support international cooperation. One of the common goals is to promote the development of personalized medicine. The unique patient registries and cohorts in Finland make it an internationally interesting environment for research and product development.
The Finnish Biobanks Cooperation (FINBB), a member of the European BBMRI-ERIC network, aims to be a one-stop shop for Finnish biobank samples and data, including comprehensive samples for neuroscience available for academic researchers as well as pharmaceutical and product development.
FinnGen is a public-private collaborative research project that brings together Finnish universities, hospitals and hospital districts, THL, Blood services, biobanks, international pharmaceutical companies, and hundreds of thousands of Finns. The project aims to improve human health through genetic research and ultimately develop new therapeutic targets and diagnostics for treating various diseases.
In addition, the Pharma Industry Finland association brings together innovation-driven companies focusing on research and development in life sciences and promotes pharmaceutical research in Finland.