Speakers

Roop Chandwani
Aggio Sergeant

Roop Chandwani

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Aggio Sergeant (United Kingdom)
Sarah Fisher
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Sarah Fisher

Senior Director, External Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation (United Kingdom)
Tom Gibbs
Debiopharm Innovation Fund

Tom Gibbs

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Debiopharm Innovation Fund (Switzerland)
Magnus Holm
Peppermint Venture Partners

Magnus Holm

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Peppermint Venture Partners (Germany)
Hannu Hämäläinen
Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund

Hannu Hämäläinen

Ministerial Adviser at Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund (Finland)
Joni Karsikas
Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment)

Joni Karsikas

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Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment) (Finland)
Christoph Kausch
MTIP

Christoph Kausch

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MTIP (Switzerland)
Medtech
Digital health
Martin Kelly
HealthXL

Martin Kelly

CEO
HealthXL (Ireland)
Hiromasa Mori
UCB

Hiromasa Mori

Head of Neurology Patient Technology Europe, Innovative Solutions Mission
UCB (Belgium)
Natalia Mühlemann
Nestlé Health Science

Natalia Mühlemann

Global Business Manager - Medical Devices
Nestlé Health Science (Switzerland)
Petri Peltonen
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Petri Peltonen

Under-Secretary of State, Economic Affairs, Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (Finland)
Patrik Sobocki
Industrifonden

Patrik Sobocki

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Industrifonden (Sweden)
William Stevens
Tech Tour

William Stevens

Co-Founder & Group Managing Director
Tech Tour (Belgium)
Rainer Strohmenger
Wellington Partners

Rainer Strohmenger

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Wellington Partners (Germany)
Jani Tikkanen
LähiTapiola

Jani Tikkanen

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LähiTapiola (Finland)
Yu Zhang
European Investment Bank

Yu Zhang

Head of unit at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the Equity New Products and Special Transactions department
European Investment Bank (Luxembourg)

Expert Jury

Harry Brade
M&M Growth Partners

Harry Brade

Partner
M&M Growth Partners (Finland)
Life Sciences
Tony Chang
Merck Ventures BV

Tony Chang

Associate at Merck Ventures
Merck Ventures BV (Netherlands)
Digital health
Jens Kristian Damsgaard
Science Ventures Denmark A/S

Jens Kristian Damsgaard

Partner OpenCircle Capital and Science Ventures DK
Science Ventures Denmark A/S (Denmark)
Life Sciences
Gabriele Dini
Breed Reply

Gabriele Dini

Senior Investment Manager
Breed Reply (United Kingdom)
Digital health
Tom Gibbs
Debiopharm Innovation Fund

Tom Gibbs

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Debiopharm Innovation Fund (Switzerland)
Life Sciences
Digital health
Magnus Holm
Peppermint Venture Partners

Magnus Holm

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Peppermint Venture Partners (Germany)
Medtech
Digital health
Nikhil Jain
Innohealth Partners

Nikhil Jain

Healthcare Technology Investment Professional
Innohealth Partners (Switzerland)
Digital health
Christoph Kausch
MTIP

Christoph Kausch

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MTIP (Switzerland)
Medtech
Digital health
Tuomas Kosonen
Inventure Oy

Tuomas Kosonen

Partner
Inventure Oy (Finland)
Digital health
Andrey Kozlov
4BIO Capital Partners

Andrey Kozlov

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4BIO Capital Partners (United Kingdom)
Life Sciences
Dieter Kraft
Trumpf Corporate Venture

Dieter Kraft

Managing Director
Trumpf Corporate Venture (Germany)
Pharmaceutical services
Digital health
Petri Laine
Innovestor Ventures

Petri Laine

Managing partner
Innovestor Ventures (Finland)
personalized health
Christian Laurer
tecnet equity NÖ Technologiebeteiligungs-Invest GmbH

Christian Laurer

Biologist with experience in Pharma, Medtech and Finance.
tecnet equity NÖ Technologiebeteiligungs-Invest GmbH (Austria)
Digital health
Mikko Leino
M&M Growth Partners

Mikko Leino

Partner
M&M Growth Partners (Finland)
Life Sciences
Karine Lignel
CM-CIC Innovation

Karine Lignel

Executive Director- CEO of CM-CIC Innovation, Venture Capital subsidiary of CM-CIC Investissement
CM-CIC Innovation (France)
Life Sciences
Jari Mieskonen
Conor Venture Partners Oy

Jari Mieskonen

Acitive early stage investor
Conor Venture Partners Oy (Finland)
Digital health
Duarte Mineiro
Armilar Venture Partners SCR

Duarte Mineiro

Partner
Armilar Venture Partners SCR (Portugal)
personalized health
Hiromasa Mori
UCB

Hiromasa Mori

Head of Neurology Patient Technology Europe, Innovative Solutions Mission
UCB (Belgium)
Life Sciences
Medtech
Kieran Mudryy
4BIO Capital Partners

Kieran Mudryy

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4BIO Capital Partners (United Kingdom)
Natalia Mühlemann
Nestlé Health Science

Natalia Mühlemann

Global Business Manager - Medical Devices
Nestlé Health Science (Switzerland)
personalized health
Leena Niemistö
Pihlajalinna

Leena Niemistö

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Pihlajalinna (Finland)
Life Sciences
Medtech
Jouni Pohjonen
Korona Invest

Jouni Pohjonen

Partner at Korona Invest
Korona Invest (Finland)
Claire Poulard
Omnes Capital

Claire Poulard

Analyst
Omnes Capital (France)
Medtech
Ingrid Rayez
LBO France/Innovation Capital

Ingrid Rayez

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LBO France/Innovation Capital (France)
Goncalo Rebelo de Andrade
Hovione Capital

Goncalo Rebelo de Andrade

General Manager
Hovione Capital (Portugal)
Digital health
Patrik Sobocki
Industrifonden

Patrik Sobocki

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Industrifonden (Sweden)
Digital health
Walter Stockinger
Hadean Ventures

Walter Stockinger

Managing Partner - Hadean Ventures
Hadean Ventures (Norway)
Life Sciences
Rainer Strohmenger
Wellington Partners

Rainer Strohmenger

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Wellington Partners (Germany)
Life Sciences

 

Coaches

Roop Chandwani
Aggio Sergeant

Roop Chandwani

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Aggio Sergeant (United Kingdom)
Heikki E Rautajoki
FirstExit

Heikki E Rautajoki

Executive Chairman at FirstExit OU
FirstExit (Estonia)
Sophie Ehrlich
Samsung SRUK

Sophie Ehrlich

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Samsung SRUK (United Kingdom)
Tom Gibbs
Debiopharm Innovation Fund

Tom Gibbs

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Debiopharm Innovation Fund (Switzerland)
Mikko Kauppinen
Health Innovation Village at GE / Zanitaz

Mikko Kauppinen

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Health Innovation Village at GE / Zanitaz (Finland)
Karin Kleinhans
LSP Life Sciences Partners

Karin Kleinhans

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LSP Life Sciences Partners (Netherlands)
Life Sciences
Bo Koch-Christensen
Optiteam

Bo Koch-Christensen

Venture Partner at Optiteam
Optiteam (Denmark)
Christian Laurer
tecnet equity NÖ Technologiebeteiligungs-Invest GmbH

Christian Laurer

Biologist with experience in Pharma, Medtech and Finance.
tecnet equity NÖ Technologiebeteiligungs-Invest GmbH (Austria)
Harri Ojala
Business Tampere

Harri Ojala

Senior Business Advisor
Business Tampere (Finland)
Goncalo Rebelo de Andrade
Hovione Capital

Goncalo Rebelo de Andrade

General Manager
Hovione Capital (Portugal)
Thomas Unt
SmiLe Incubator

Thomas Unt

Business Developer at SmiLe Incubator
SmiLe Incubator (Sweden)
Reidar Wasenius
Finnish Business Angels Network

Reidar Wasenius

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Finnish Business Angels Network (Finland)
Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Business and venture development professional with a track record of completing out-licensing deals and spin-outs in a corporate venture environment and 20+ years of experience in developing, incubating and commercialising technologies in the pharmaceutical industry
Strategic Technology Bioconsulting (United Kingdom)

 

Participants

Alexis Courtial
Alexis Courtial

Alexis Courtial

Healthcare Solutions Lead at Janssen (Johnson and Johnson)
Johnson & Johnson
Blagovesta Dlagatseva
Tech Tour

Blagovesta Dlagatseva

Project Manager
Tech Tour (Bulgaria)
Niels Erikstrup
MagCath ApS

Niels Erikstrup

We have a new medical device that instantly helps incontinent women. Patented and clinically tested.
MagCath ApS (Denmark)
Ikonom Filipov
Tech Tour

Ikonom Filipov

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Tech Tour (Switzerland)
Alejandro García Pérez
University of Helsinki

Alejandro García Pérez

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University of Helsinki (Finland)
Nicolas Geûens
HeartKinetics

Nicolas Geûens

Lifescience entrepreneur
HeartKinetics (Belgium)
Harriet Gullstén
Business Finland

Harriet Gullstén

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Business Finland (Finland)
Asko Hakonen
Asko Hakonen

Asko Hakonen

Partner, gillie.io is a healthcare AI cloud service that analyses medical and welfare data on real-time and transforms deviations into actions
gillie.io (Finland)
personalized health
Digital health
Astrid Hannich-Walter
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH

Astrid Hannich-Walter

Astrid acts as a global innovation incubator by encouraging new ideas from within and outside the organization and bringing these ideas to life. She leads the development and the implementation of the global Digital Health strategy for selected Therapeutic Areas.
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH (Germany)
Saara Hassinen
The Finnish Health Technology Association, FiHTA

Saara Hassinen

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The Finnish Health Technology Association, FiHTA (Finland)
Minna Hendolin
Business Finland

Minna Hendolin

Director Health and Wellbeing at Business Finland
Business Finland (Finland)
Dennis Hens
Dennis Hens

Dennis Hens

Chief Innovation Officer
Global Core Medical B.V. (Netherlands)
Life Sciences
personalized health
Medtech
Ulla Hiekkanen-Mäkelä
Business Finland

Ulla Hiekkanen-Mäkelä

Business Development Director at Business Finland
Business Finland (Finland)
Hristo Hristov
Tech Tour

Hristo Hristov

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Tech Tour (Bulgaria)
Marjo Ilmari
Business Finland

Marjo Ilmari

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Business Finland (Finland)
Bent Johnsen
Emperra GmbH

Bent Johnsen

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Emperra GmbH (Germany)
Jukka Jokinen
Helsinki Business Hub

Jukka Jokinen

Senior Venture Advisor at Helsinki Business Hub
Helsinki Business Hub (Finland)
Päivi Juolahti
Fazer Group

Päivi Juolahti

Head of Fazer Lab, Director
Fazer Group (Finland)
Nora Kaarela
Business Finland

Nora Kaarela

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Business Finland (Finland)
Kati Kaijasilta
Kati Kaijasilta

Kati Kaijasilta

Pharma Business Development professional interested in utilising new technologies for holistic care.
Orion Corporation (Finland)
personalized health
Medtech
Digital health
Mihal Kambarev
Tech Tour

Mihal Kambarev

Business Devellopment Healthtech
Tech Tour (Bulgaria)
Mikko Kangas
Innokas Medical Oy

Mikko Kangas

Business Development Director at Innokas Medical Oy
Innokas Medical Oy (Finland)
Medtech
Sara Kangaspeska
Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd

Sara Kangaspeska

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Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd (Finland)
Matti Kanninen
Butterfly Ventures

Matti Kanninen

Managing Partner at Butterfly Ventures
Butterfly Ventures (Finland)
Carmela Kantor-Aaltonen
Finnish Bioindustries

Carmela Kantor-Aaltonen

Director at Finnish Bioindustries
Finnish Bioindustries (Finland)
Aki Koivistoinen
Startup Health

Aki Koivistoinen

StartUp Health Ambassador, Europe & Israel
Startup Health (Finland)
Erik Kolehmainen
Business Finland

Erik Kolehmainen

Senior Advisor, Growth Capital Business Finland at Business Finland
Business Finland (Finland)
Val Kratzman
Business Finland

Val Kratzman

Director
Business Finland (Finland)
Jonne Kuittinen
Finnish Venture Capital Association

Jonne Kuittinen

Operations Manager at Finnish Venture Capital Association
Finnish Venture Capital Association (Finland)
Teppo Laaksonen
Turku Science Park Ltd.

Teppo Laaksonen

Business Development Manager In Turku Science Park Oy
Turku Science Park Ltd. (Finland)
Christian Lardot
Christian Lardot

Christian Lardot

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Health Capital Helsinki (Finland)
Lasse Lehtinen
Icebreaker VC

Lasse Lehtinen

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Icebreaker VC (Finland)
Jukka Lähesmaa
 Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Government of Finland

Jukka Lähesmaa

Consulting Officer at Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Government of Finland (Finland)
Heini Malm
BusinessOulu

Heini Malm

Senior Advisor, Business Development at BusinessOulu
BusinessOulu (Finland)
Claes Mikko Nielsen
FiBAN

Claes Mikko Nielsen

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FiBAN (Finland)
Anton Nolvi
University of Helsinki

Anton Nolvi

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University of Helsinki (Finland)
Harri Ojala
Business Tampere

Harri Ojala

Senior Business Advisor
Business Tampere (Finland)
João Pereira
Heartgenetics, Genetics and Biotechnology SA

João Pereira

Scientist and entrepreneur
Heartgenetics, Genetics and Biotechnology SA (Portugal)
Tero Piispanen
Turku Science Park Ltd.

Tero Piispanen

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Turku Science Park Ltd. (Finland)
Katri Raevuori
Business Finland

Katri Raevuori

Senior Specialist, Marketing and Communications at Business Finland
Business Finland (Finland)
Jukka Rauhala
Versoventures

Jukka Rauhala

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Versoventures (Finland)
Riku Rikkola
Riku Rikkola

Riku Rikkola

Entrepreneur-In-Residence
VTT Oy (Finland)
Life Sciences
personalized health
Medtech
Eeva Salminen
Business Finland

Eeva Salminen

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Business Finland (Finland)
Sampo Sammalisto
Business Finland

Sampo Sammalisto

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Business Finland (Finland)
Pia Santavirta
Finnish Venture Capital Association

Pia Santavirta

Managing Director at the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA)
Finnish Venture Capital Association (Finland)
Arne Schlenzka
Osgenic

Arne Schlenzka

Co-founder & CEO at Osgenic
Osgenic (Finland)
Medtech
Riku Seppälä
Icebreaker VC

Riku Seppälä

Partner at Icebreaker
Icebreaker VC (Finland)
Laura Simik
Sailab – MedTech Finland

Laura Simik

Managing Director at Sailab
Sailab – MedTech Finland (Finland)
Kari Sinivuori
Helsinki Innovation Services (HIS)

Kari Sinivuori

Head of Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment at Helsinki Innovation Services
Helsinki Innovation Services (HIS) (Finland)
Laura Strandberg
Finnvera plc

Laura Strandberg

Finance Manager at Finnvera Oyj
Finnvera plc (Finland)
Mikko Suonenlahti
Build Tech Businesses

Mikko Suonenlahti

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Build Tech Businesses (Finland)
Life Sciences
Brad Templeton
ResMed

Brad Templeton

Senior Manager, SaaS - EMEA & Japan
ResMed (United Kingdom)
personalized health
Medtech
Digital health
Heidi Tikanmäki
BusinessOulu

Heidi Tikanmäki

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BusinessOulu (Finland)
Martina Todorova
Tech Tour

Martina Todorova

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Tech Tour (Bulgaria)
Eero Toivainen
Business Finland

Eero Toivainen

Program Director at Business Finland
Business Finland (Finland)
Sissel Tove Aasberg
Tech Tour

Sissel Tove Aasberg

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Tech Tour (Belgium)
Outi Tuovila
Business Finland

Outi Tuovila

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Business Finland (Finland)
Kristian Uggerhøj
MagCath ApS

Kristian Uggerhøj

CEO in MagCath ApS. We developed and tested a single-use medical device that can significantly help women suffering from urinary stress incontinens.
MagCath ApS (Denmark)
Life Sciences
Medtech
Marcello van Rossum
Helsinki Business Hub

Marcello van Rossum

Senior business advisor at Helsinki Business Hub
Helsinki Business Hub (Finland)
Eero Vartiainen
Wave Ventures

Eero Vartiainen

Co-Founder
Wave Ventures (Finland)
Henri Vehviläinen
Tamro Corporation

Henri Vehviläinen

Category Analyst and Project Manager
Tamro Corporation (Finland)
personalized health
Medtech
Pharmaceutical services
Marko Vänskä
Business Finland

Marko Vänskä

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Business Finland (Finland)
Matti Vänskä
Nokia Technologies

Matti Vänskä

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Nokia Technologies (Finland)
Asta Wallenius
Ministry Of Employment And The Economy - Finland

Asta Wallenius

Head of Development,Health Sector Growth Strategy for Research and Innovation
Ministry Of Employment And The Economy - Finland (Finland)
Tian Yu
Helsinki Business Hub

Tian Yu

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Helsinki Business Hub (Finland)