Watson Health Cloud Finland (WHC Finland)

Main funder

Funder's project number7679/31/2016

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 2 176 000,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date01/01/2017

Project end date31/03/2019


The project focuses on evaluating the suitability of IBM’s unique Watson Health Cloud (WHC) cognitive computing technology to Finland’s new thoroughly digital social and healthcare -system.

The project will be carried out in co-operation between University of Jyväskylä, KELA, SITRA, Kuopio and Helsinki university hospitals and the Central Finland Health Care District (KSSHP) with support from IBM leading experts in the field. The project will create the landscape of Finnish available health data and assess analyzability with IBM’s WHC-capabilities. The University of Jyväskylä will further analyze the data, solution and preliminary testing results produced by IBM with their research and testing. IBM offers its support to utilizing the Watson technologies as efficiently as possible through e.g. IBM-University of Jyväskylä workshops. In these workshops the material, knowledge and solutions acquired during the project will be analyzed and developed.

The project will raise Finland onto a new level in understanding and applying IBM Watson technologies. This is an extensive paradigm shift in the digital world and technology transfer to Finland.

The project will produce knowledge on how new technology assists digital social and healthcare solutions to gain significantly more efficient operation, better services and new business potential. The results of the research will be announced in more than 20 events. Additionally the project will be reported through different media (radio, TV, newspapers, specialist magazines, project www-pages).

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