Press Release

Catalyze and Terkko Health Hub Enter New Partnership

8 July 2024 – Catalyze has entered a partnership with the Terkko Health Hub, located in the heart of Helsinki’s medical campus, to support the Terkko startup community with grant funding services.

Through this new partnership Catalyze will support Terkko startups in all their fundraising activities and ensure that they stay informed about various grant opportunities, keeping them ahead in a competitive landscape.

Catalyze consultants will help prepare grant funding applications for major programmes, including Horizon Europe, EIC, and Eureka, enhancing the prospects for Terkko startups to secure crucial (non-)dilutive funding.

In addition to grant application support, Terkko startups will benefit from additional strategic services tailored to their unique needs, project management, and dissemination and communication support.

Rashad Ismayil, Head of Partnerships at Terkko, comments, “It is self-evident that funding is the lifeline of startups. Private funding is very important, but it usually comes with strings attached. Therefore, grants become essential and are highly sought after. However, not many startups are cognisant of available grants or their acquisition methods.

To rectify this issue, Terkko is truly happy to partner up with Catalyze – a company with an extensive knowledge in the matter. I believe with this collaboration we will have solved one of the crucial issues in the business development path of our companies.”

Jalal Es-Sbai, Catalyze CSO, comments, “We are excited to partner with the Terkko Health Hub to empower startups on Helsinki’s medical campus with tailored grant funding services and strategic support. Our collaboration aims to ensure Terkko’s startups excel in securing essential funding and drive their innovations forward.”

About Terkko

Terkko Health Hub is a startup community, a co-working space, and an event venue focusing on health and life sciences entrepreneurship. Terkko’s mission is to promote a new form of collaboration between entrepreneurship, research, and healthcare and offer a helping hand to make our member companies – Terkkonians – grow and flourish. Terkko Health Hub provides various support services and events for our community with the help of our wide network and corporate partners.

About Catalyze

Catalyze is an innovation consultancy committed to accelerating innovations that have a positive impact on people and planet. We deploy a unique combination of scientific and business knowledge to drive the success of innovations across the fields of life sciences and sustainability. Through our strategy and funding consulting, project management services and more, we deliver impactful expertise throughout the entire innovation journey.


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