The activities of Neurocenter Finland are supported through local development projects. Local development projects will give better access to the special characteristics of an area and an opportunity to engage in concrete action to make improvements that meet local needs. The development projects support the achievement of the long-term strategic objectives set for the activities of Neurocenter Finland. This also provides an opportunity to pilot service models locally, for example. The experiences gained through the development projects and the actual outcomes will be scaled up into actions and models that will benefit the nationwide network. The development projects will be implemented in collaboration with local organisations, which will also help intensify collaboration and communication between actors in the area.
Ongoing development projects
Neurocenter Finland – Savonia regional center of excellence
Financial support for the development of a centre of excellence in the North Savo region is provided by the Regional Council of North Savo from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The development project is implemented from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020, and the implementing organisations are the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio University Hospital and Savonia University of Applied Sciences.
The objective of the development project is to develop a centre of excellence in the North Savo region that will support the activities of Neurocenter Finland and use its services. The introduction of operating models designed to serve as part of the nationwide activities of Neurocenter Finland will be piloted in the development projectRead moreNeurocenter Finland – Savonia regional center of excellence
Helsinki Network Brain & Mind
Financial support for the development of a centre of excellence in the Uusimaa region is provided by the Uusimaa Regional Council from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The development project is implemented from 1 September 2019 to 31 December 2021, and the implementing organisations are the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa.
The development project is implemented to build a network-based competence centre in the Helsinki capital region for promoting research collaboration that combines neuroscience basic research, clinical neuroscience, research and development in neurotechnology, and commercialisation projects. The development project objective is to build platforms and tools that will enable more efficient use of research results and patient data. The development project and Neurocenter Finland are engaged in cooperation. When the establishment of Neurocenter Finland is completed, the centre of excellence will be set up to serve the Helsinki capital region.Read moreHelsinki Network Brain & Mind