Life Science research stands out as strength of the University of Helsinki both in quantity and quality and is a field with strong economic growth potential and societal impact. Consequently, the university is focusing its profile to emphasize the Life Science sector in order to further consolidate and support the top quality life science research on all campuses, and to together with our partners generate a new research and innovation hub with significant international visibility. The Helsinki Life Science Center (HLSC) initiative was launched to facilitate this process.