New Think Company Meilahti venue now open in Terkko Health Hub

The Terkko Health Hub coordinators and the new Meilahti Think Company Host Team have been tirelessly working and hustling in order to open Terkko Health Hub and finally, the doors are open to everyone! Here’s what you need to know.

Terkko Health Hub – what is it?

In short, Terkko Health Hub is the biggest health hub in the Nordics, bringing together everyone interested in health and life sciences. The unique building in Meilahti consolidates startups, universities, a library, accelerators and individuals, providing them with a meeting point and a shared place for coworking. The parties behind Terkko are some of the biggest players in the field in Finland: HUS Hospital, Helsinki University faculty of Medicine, Health Capital Helsinki and Helsinki Think Company.

Helsinki Think Company in Terkko

Some years ago, HUS and University of Helsinki realized that the Meilahti Campus region needed a service that caters to innovative ideas and supports taking academics into action. This is where Helsinki Think Company stepped in as we provide the community with all the correct tools for success: coworking spaces, workshops, bootcamps and tons of events. We started our journey in Meilahti in 2016 with our pop-up coworking space in Biomedicum. This space has now closed it doors as we have taken over a brand new venue in Terkko!

Booking Terkko for your event

In addition to hosting our own coworking space and events focused on health and life science, our team coordinates the event space available for free for all kinds of events related to entrepreneurship and bringing academic research into action. As this space is available for all, the events you would like to host should be as well. The space can be reserved through our space reservation form, just like our venues in the centre and Viikki. If you are uncertain about what types of events you can host or have any other questions regarding commercial use of the space, do not hesitate to contact our Terkko coordinators via info@terkko.fi.

Open coworking space

Terkko Health Hub currently occupies the first floor of what used to be the Meilahti Campus Library in Haartmaninkatu 4. The first floor has been divided into free coworking space available to everyone and member areas reserved for Terkko Health Hub community startups. You can use the open spaces for working on your own projects for free and without reservations. Terkko is open Mon–Fri 8–20.

Terkko for startups

By joining the Terkko Health Hub community as a startup, you get to work in the very heart of the health and life sciences field in Finland. We offer startups rentable flexidesks as well as access to meeting rooms which are managed via the Terkko Health Hub application you can now download from the iOS app store and Google Play Store. The meeting rooms in Terkko are only available for the community startups. If you’re interested in joining the startup community, come have a chat with our coordinators Kiira, Joni and Rashad or email us: info@terkko.fi.

Library and café

Do not worry, the medical campus library has not left the building. It’s only relocated to the second floor and the customer service is open Monday–Friday from 10.00–17.00.

As a final and welcome addition, we have Well Terkko Café which serves delicious hot and cold drinks and tasty snacks Monday–Friday 08.00–18.00. Our Terkko team personally recommends the Helsinki Bagel.

The Future

The whole Terkko community is dedicated to building a lasting impact for the whole health and life sciences ecosystem. If you are a small sized one person startup or a bigger team, we want you to feel welcome at Terkko Health Hub and invite you to meet us! We also want students and recent graduate to pilot their business in our spaces and invite you to join any interesting events being held in Terkko. For updates, pease follow us on:

Facebook: Terkko Health Hub

Twitter: @terkko

Instagram: @terkkohub

Check out www.terkko.fi for events calendar, information on the space and more! See you in Terkko Health Hub!