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Google has invested over USD 800 million since 2009
in establishing and managing a data center in Hamina, Finland. Data centers are an important component of modern digital economies. The provision of emerging technologies that rely on new data and new ways of using data to transform productive processes and our lives — such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and big data — would not be possible without data centers.
IBM opened the IBM Watson Health Center in
Helsinki in April 2017. The center is part of a five-year collaboration agreement between Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, and IBM. The new center will enable Finnish healthcare to utilize Watson cognitive computing and to strengthen and develop the innovation and business ecosystem in the fields of digital health and wellbeing.
GE Healthcare, with an R&D center and production facility in Helsinki, invested USD 31 million for a new digital health care program in 2015. In total, GE Healthcare employs
800 people in Finland. The company also runs a campus for health-tech startups, Health Innovation Village, in Helsinki. The aim of the project is to develop an ecosystem for the startups and to enable innovations through active cooperation between the startup companies.
The interior of the new main library of the University of Helsinki.
Photo: Sakari Piippo / Finland Image Bank

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