Finland invests in Watson Health partnership to lead in personal healthcare

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Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation and IBM announced on September 14th

a partnership that will enable Finland to utilize Watson cognitive computing to help doctors

improve the health of its citizens, and strengthen and develop the Finnish innovation and

business ecosystem in the fields of health and well-being. To facilitate the collaboration,

IBM intends to establish a Watson Health Center of Excellence in Finland, the first Nordic

Healthcare Competence Center, and the first National Imaging Center of Excellence outside

the United States in Finland. These centers are expected to employ 150 people over the next few years.

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