Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

HealthTech linkage

The HealthTech Linkage is a program jointly organized by Aalto University, School of Science and University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine that brings together a masters-level students from diverse backgrounds such as industrial engineering, information networks and translational medicine to work together on and learn from issues in the field of healthtech.

INFO SESSION 27.10. 16:30-17:30.


Are you interested doing a deep-dive into the HealthTech industry and work in a multidisciplinary team of students to solve companies’ innovation challenges and network with people from the industry? Then the HealthTech Linkage is for you. This is a program jointly organized by Aalto University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management and University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine that brings together a group of master-level students from diverse backgrounds.

As part of the HealthTech Linkage, you work in teams to tackle innovation challenges with companies or organizations in the fields of healthcare services, pharma and medical device technologies. You will also take part in social activities and visits to companies. The program will be an intensive but highly rewarding experience. It is piloted and organized for the first time in spring 2022.

Intake is limited to 16 students. The application deadline is 15th of November and selected participants will be notified by early December. The program starts in mid-January and runs until mid-April.

We select students based on the following criteria:

  • prior studies (please submit a transcript of study records for both your bachelor and current master’s studies)
  • motivation: why you want to take part in the program (please submit a motivation letter, see below)
  • diversity: we want to have a good mix of students from different backgrounds

As part of the application, please submit your application documents through the application form (TBA) and only when having received confirmation of enrolment register to the course HealthTech Innovations (10 ECTS) in Sisu.

We will announce company partners as soon as we have them confirmed. 

If you are interested, please leave your contact info in the form behing the link below and we will inform you as soon as we have new information. 

Link to the form

Program outline:

We start with a kick-off in mid-January. We will then have weekly meetings on Tuesday afternoons 14-18, starting 18th of January and until 12th of April (we might skip a few of these). In addition, there will also be excursions, company visits and evening activities, where you will get to know companies, organizations and individuals from the field. These are also core part of the program and thus attendance is in principle mandatory.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

HealthTech Linkage team

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