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Aalto University and GE Healthcare expand their cooperation

The areas of cooperation include healthcare data analytics and artificial intelligence as well as start-up activities.
Left Erno Muuranto, Managing Director of GE Healthcare Finland, and right Jouko Lampinen, Dean of Aalto University School of Science. Photo: Aalto University/Mikko Raskinen.

Aalto University and GE Healthcare Finland Oy have agreed to expand their cooperation. The agreement covers cooperation related to research and development, teaching and start-up activities. Both parties are interested in studying and analysing clinical data and using digitalisation and artificial intelligence to create new innovations.

‘GE Healthcare is one of Aalto’s long-term partners and Aalto University is also focusing on expertise in the field of health. Furthermore, machine learning methods and tools have advanced to a point where we can now develop smart applications to support decision-making. In the future, our researchers and students will have even better opportunities for research and innovation collaboration in the area of artificial intelligence and data analytics,’ says Jouko Lampinen, Dean of Aalto University School of Science.

‘Developing healthcare analytics is our core competence, and GE Healthcare has a competence centre in Finland. We also have a lot of Aalto graduates working for us. Expanding this cooperation is strategically important for us,’ says Erno Muuranto, Managing Director of GE Healthcare Finland.

‘Healthcare is under a lot of pressure. The purpose of analytics applications is to harness the information produced by hospital equipment to support healthcare personnel in their decision-making and help allocate resources. Aalto University is one of the partners with whom we’re working to develop the healthcare of the future and improve people’s lives,’ states Muuranto.

High-quality and safe solutions are important for healthcare, but regulation makes it hard for start-ups to get into the industry.

‘GE Healthcare offers start-up companies a global cooperation platform as well as market understanding and support regarding the special requirements of the health sector, such as regulation. We also value the perspective, enthusiasm and new operating methods that start-ups provide,’ says Muuranto.

‘Aalto already has a lot of business incubator competence, and the goal in the future is to see how we can better support start-ups in the health technology field,’ says Lampinen.

Further information:

Aalto University Communications
Anne Tapanainen
+358 (0)50 434 9711
[email protected]

GE Healthcare
Taija Reijonen, Senior Communications Leader
+358 (0)50 367 58 63
[email protected]

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