Health & Wellbeing agenda for the Slush week


Health & Wellbeing agenda for the Slush week

Slush is approaching and we want to make sure you don't miss the main events happening around Health & Wellbeing.

Photo: Petri Anttila

We have collected the main Health & Wellbeing related events happening around Slush week. For the most comprehensive list of official side-events and up-to-date agenda, check the Slush website. You can also get yourself introduced to more than 200 startups (by choosing the HEALTH&WELLBEING tag).

Health & Wellbeing side-events

28 November, Tuesday

Digital Silver Forum
When: 28 November starting from 9:00
Where: Wanha Satama
Tickets: starting from 100€ + VAT
Digital Silver is all about the growing silver generation and the potential that digital revolution brings.This one-day event is bringing together innovative thinkers, industry leaders, startups, policymakers, corporate leaders and etc. For those who are interested in solving the challenges of the aging population and exploring the opportunities emerging from the demands of our aging population.

VTT’s Deep Tech Portfolio from AR and Electronics, Materials, Life science to Food
When: 28 November, 10:00 – 13:15
Where: VTT Ydinturvallisuustalo, Kivimiehentie 3, room Einstein
Tickets: open for all
For those who want to get introduced to the Stars of VTT’s spin-off portfolio representing companies in AR and electronics, New materials, Life science to Food tech.

When: 28 – 29 November, starting from 10:00
Where: Kattilahalli in Suvilahti
Tickets: starting from 190€ incl. VAT
SMASH is dedicated to the sport, technology, and start-ups, it is an arena for curiosity, meeting and developing, where new perspectives, ideas, and partners are waiting to be found. 

29 November, Wednesday

Women & Tech Breakfast: The Impact of Technology in Society
When: 29 November, 8:30 – 10:30
Where: Vertical accelerator space at Maria 01 startup hub
Tickets: Sold out at the moment, check with the organisers
Technology has changed the world as we know it. Its effects can be seen not only in the traditional technology fields but also in almost every aspect of our lives (from even before we are born until our last breath). Health & Education are two main pillars of everybody’s lives and at the event, they will be introduced and discussed by women in these fields. 

Health Design 2017 & Health Design pitching competition
When: 29 November, 09:30 – 18:00
Where: Aalto University Harald Herlin Learning Center, Otaniemi
Tickets: Early bird price is 99 euros until 12.11., 150 euros after can be bought from here
At the event, you will hear about designing health services and hospital spaces to create a better healthcare system. How do you commercialize health technology through design? How can health services be developed through a virtual hospital? What kind of design principles have been applied in the New Children’s Hospital?
Health Design pitching competition is aimed to advance research-based health innovations. The top three competitors will receive prizes with the first prize being 30,000 euros (overall prize sum is 50,000 in total). The application deadline is 23.11.2017, check the instruction for the participation

Nordic Future of Health – Demo Day
When: 29 November, 13:00 – 18:00
Where: MOW coworking hub
Tickets: sign up to join
The Demo Day is the biggest Health side event during the Slush week and it brings together Slush attendees interested in renewing health industry and building “Patient-focused mobile services”. You will hear about concrete results and mingle with international attendees.

Health Tech Warm-Up with Pfizer and Creathor Venture
When: 29 November, 19:00 – 22:00
Where: Bryggeri Brewery Restaurant
Tickets: Open for all, registration needed (Register until November 10th)
Do you want to discuss where healthcare is headed in this era of digitization, and to meet the movers and shakers of tech-enabled healthcare? Networking event for those who want to discuss where healthcare is headed in this era of digitization, and to meet the movers and shakers of tech-enabled healthcare and a unique opportunity to discuss your ideas with Pfizer representatives from Sweden, Finland and Germany and investment professionals from Creathor Venture.

30 November, Thursday

Health and welfare services meets startups
When: 30 November, 11:30 – 14:30
Where: Messukeskus, Kokoustamo, meeting room 208
Tickets: Event is free and open for all startups and investors (registration deadline November 10th). Other stakeholders based on invitation only.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (MSAH) invites growth companies and health and welfare service system organizations to accelerate their cooperation. Opportunities and support for Health Tech startups and the elements of successful cooperation will be discussed among other topics. 

Life Science and Health Investor Lunch
When: 30 November, 11:30 – 13:30
Where: Messukeskus, Kokoustamo
Tickets: free of charge for the selected startups (deadline for applications is already over)
The Life Science and Health Investor Lunch will bring together highly promising preselected life science and health startups with international investors focusing on biotech, pharma, diagnostics, personalized medicine, remote monitoring and diagnosis, as well as other life science sectors.

Next-Gen Baby Box Finalists Presentations & Winner Announcement
When: 30 November, 14:00 – 17:30
Where: Messukeskus, Kokoustamo Meeting Room 102
Tickets: open for all
Come learn about some of the most innovative products, services and technologies from around the world that aim to turn a simple cardboard box into the Baby Box of the Future. Finalists will pitch to a panel of judges in front of a live audience with up to $350,000 in funding at stake.

Grants4Apps Demo Day at Slush 2017
When: 30 November, 14:15-15:15
Where: Messukeskus, Bayer booth at Slush
Tickets: Slush pass
The Bayer Grants4Apps Accelerator is celebrating its Demo Demo Day 2017 at SLUSH & they invite YOU to celebrate with them the final get together of the digital health community in 2017! Find them at the Bayer Booth right in front of the Founder’s Stage!

Digital Health Investor Demo Event in Health Innovation Village
When: 30 November, 18:00 – 22:00
Where: GE Healthcare Finland, Kuortaneenkatu 2
Tickets: Event is targeted at Digital Health Investors, request for an invitation mikko.kauppinen(a)
Talks on Digital Health, data and analytics by GE. Digital Health demos and solutions showcased all evening.

1 December, Friday

Slush Y Science
When: 1 December, 9:00 – 12:00
Where: Messukeskus, Kokoustamo
Tickets: open for all, registration needed
Slush Y Science is designed to answer the burning question of why we should keep our entrepreneurial eyes on science and bring together all those who are enthusiastic about science, business, and the future. There is an increasing interest in the world-changing possibilities of science-based business and startups. Simultaneously, the scientific community is turning its attention towards the business world, to put into concrete action their discoveries and contributions to society. The aim of the event is to bring forth the value of a science-based business, and encourage scientists to embrace a different way of thinking about making an impact. Slush Y Science is organised together with The University of Helsinki, HiLIFE and Helsinki Think Company.


30 November, Thursday

A New Chapter in Personal Health
Time: 10:30 – 11:40
Where: Slush Venue, Central Stage
Keynotes by Indu Subaiya (Co-founder of Health 2.0), Urska Srsen (Co-founder of Bellabeat) and Parneet Pal (Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs), Ali Parsa (Founder & CEO of Babylon) & Naveen Jain (Founder & Executive Chairman at Moon Express).

1 December, Friday

Can a Machine Brain Cure Disease?
Time: 9:55 – 10:10
Where: Slush Venue, Founder Stage
AI has the potential to positively and dramatically change our world. In healthcare, AI advances are being made in diagnosis and better care but is the technology capable of curing disease? Ken Mulvany, serial healthcare entrepreneur and founder of BenevolentAI, one of the world’s largest private AI companies, will discuss why despite the huge growth of knowledge and information the process of scientific discovery has not changed for 50 years (until now!), how AI is dramatically accelerating the development of new medicines and how, for the first time, a machine brain may have cured a human brain disease.

How Companies Build and Honor Trust
Time: 13:10 – 13:30
Where: Slush Venue, Founder Stage
Ida Tin, the co-founder and CEO of Clue, talks about ethics of collecting data, and how companies can build and honor trust.

Performing under Pressure: Tips from F1 Driver Mika Häkkinen
Time: 14:05 – 14:25
Where: Slush Venue, Fireside Stage

Health Tech
Time: 16:10 – 16:40
Where: Slush Venue
On stage: David Roman (Vice President at Baxter International), Elina Berglund (Co-founder & CTO of Natural Cycles) & Lu Zhang (Founding and Managing Partner of Fusion Fund).

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