Creating healthier futures for ill children

Let's take it global - Triumf in Singapore

In November, I spent an action-backed and exciting week in Singapore as part of the Singapore Super Week of Innovation with the Finnish delegation. Triumf was among other innovative companies from health, clean and fintech to participate in a week full of collaboration, networking, learning and research. Importantly, as we are part of the iCory consortium, we had an amazing opportunity to meet with local hospitals, introduce our health app for children and take a step forward with our clinical trials at the National University Hospital of Singapore.

Singapore is a major global hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and development, making it an attractive destination to international businesses looking to scale in Southeast Asia. As someone visiting Singapore for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised about how well and logically everything is organised and how easy it was to get around in the city. Everything was very clean, people were genuinely nice and of course, the views were breathtaking.

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We started off the week in Innovation House Singapore where we learned about the cultural differences in Singapore from Gao Bo. In Singapore, it’s all about creating relationships before business- it is very difficult to be successful without taking the time to earn trust. The following days were packed with visits to local hospitals, including the NUH and KK Women and Children Hospital, attending the SWITCH conference and delivering a presentation at the iCory seminar, where hospitals, researchers and institutions from both Finland and Singapore gathered. I was so glad to receive such positive feedback on our mobile game for ill children and I look forward to further collaborations with Singaporean hospitals.

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It was also very exciting to see first hand how digital health can be leveraged in health care to support and empower patients - not just in theory but also in practice. The interest from stakeholders is there but often, due to the novelty of the idea of digital tools, the implementation of such solutions can be seen a rather painful process. However, what we saw in Singapore, is that with collaboration, testing and mutual understanding, we can drive powerful innovation in every day patient life.

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The week ended at the Embassy of Finland in Singapore, which was a great wrap for the trip. I come away from the trip with positive emotions only and a lot of great new connections. Thank you Business Finland, The Finnish Embassy in Singapore, Nordic Innovation House Singapore, and Oulu Health for inviting Triumf Health and organising such a high quality event. I look forward to expanding our solution in Southeast Asia further.

PS! Since we're talking about taking it global, we've got some pretty amazing news to share. Meanwhile I was in Singapore, Kadri was in Paris for the EIT Health Summit where the finals of European Health Catapult was happening. She brought home 2nd place in digital health category but she also won the amazing audience award in memory of Alex Casta. That means that Triumf is going to Times Square in New York! That's right! We'll be part of the Nasdaq Marketplace iconic bell ringing ceremony. How great is this? Stay tuned for furhter updates.

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Kaari Kink

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Kaari Kink

With her background in health sciences and physical activity, she brings expertise in inducing behavioral change.