Slush 2019 Side-Events: Health Tech & Life Sciences


Slush 2019 Side-Events: Health Tech & Life Sciences

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Slush Side-Events: Health Tech & Life Sciences

The busiest week in the startup community is approaching! Even without a Slush ticket, you can make the most out of the Slush week and network ’til you drop! We’ve listed all the health tech & life science related Slush 2019 side-events. All the events in this list are free and do not require a Slush pass. So fill up your calendar and have a great Slush week!


Monday 18.11.

Health Tech Networking Event
Type: Upgraded Members & Partners, Invitation only (Apply here)
Location: Hannes Snellman’s office, Eteläesplanadi 20, Helsinki
Time: Nov 18, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
By: Vamstar, Upgraded & Hannes Snellman

“Topic: Public Procurement Strategies in Healthcare and Pharma. The event consists of short presentations including discussion about legal aspects in public contracts as well as unlocking data value and commercialization. The presentations will be followed by networking and a light buffet.”


Tuesday 19.11.

MedTech & Pharma Mixer
Type: Free and open for all (registration)
Location: Base Bar, 3 Kalevankatu, 00100 Helsinki
Time: Nov 19, 2019; 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Are you interested in meeting and connecting with professionals from the MedTech and Pharma industry? Get a chance to build your network. Get a jump-start and meet the Medtech & Pharma community before they get tired with a massive Slush week ahead! We know you are in Helsinki and eager to start networking – and so are we – so come join us!” Reserve your seat:


Wednesday 20.11.

Tonic19 – Food Tech Innovation
Type: Free & Open for all (registration)
Location: Hard Rock Cafe Helsinki, Aleksanterinkatu 21, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Time: Nov 20, 2019; 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
By: ArcticStartup

“Come and experience the latest in food and technology. Meet all the relevant players under the same roof. Food manufacturers, entrepreneurs, retail chains, hotels and restaurants, investors, startups, scientists and media. This year you can also book one-to-one meetings with other participants via super-cool and easy-to-use Deal Room networking platform. This event is SOLD OUT every year so register early!” Get your ticket:

Generating revenue for Healthcare SMEs in EU and beyond
Type: Free and open for all (registration)
Location: Business Meeting Park, Forum, Mannerheimintie 20 B, Helsinki, Finland
Time: Nov 20, 2019; 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
By: Vamstar

“Non-clinical stakeholders are increasingly exerting their influence on the buying process. Commercial engagement with data holds the key. With this session, you will get a better understanding of how to find and prioritise new commercial opportunities. You will get insights about different customer channels for your products and services and how you can engage with them to drive value to the end customer.” Get your ticket:

Nordic Sports Tech and Network (sold out)
Type: Sold out
Location: Bier-Bier, Erottajankatu 13, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
Time: Nov 20, 2019; 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
By: Nordic Sports Tech

“Nordic Sports Tech is a community that focuses on connecting the Sports Tech ecosystem in the Nordic region. Come network and chat sports! It` s time for another one of many meetups among the Nordic Sports Tech community! An evening where we invite everyone from our Sports Tech community to gather to connect, network, exchange ideas and have a great time together. So come and join us for another of our monthly Nordic Sports Tech meetups, grab a beer and meet some new people!”

REVIVE: Feeling well in the corporate world?
Type:  Free & Open for all (registration)
Location: Huone Tapahtumahotelli, Länsisatamankatu 16, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Time: Nov 20, 2019; 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
By: Aalto Entrepreneurship Society

“You’ll learn more about the tools needed for well-being in the midst of today’s competitive work environment, and why taking care of your mental health as an entrepreneur is so crucial in the first place. The speakers will include “speaker, author and performance Scientist” James Hewitt from Hintsa Performance who will share his knowledge and expertise and Jarno Laasala, a member and a co-founder of the stunt group The Dudesons who is going to share his story regarding the challenges entrepreneurs face.” Get your ticket:

Research Pitching Goes to Church
Type: Free & open for all (no registration needed)
Location: Kallio Church, Itäinen Papinkatu 2, 00530 Helsinki, Finland
Time: Nov 20, 2019; 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
By: Skolar

“Research belongs everywhere, including the church! That is why we are bringing the Research Pitching Competition finalists to Kallio church to pitch bold research ideas from all fields of research. Come learn new things about science in a very unique setting for pitching! Entry is free of charge. This event is part of Research Pitching Competition by Slush & Skolar, where postdoc researchers pitch their ideas and compete for a €100K research grant. The winner is selected at Slush.” More info: Event in Facebook +

Towards a healthier world – bringing innovators, investors and the public sector together [
Official Slush Side Event]
Type: Invitation only
Location: Säätytalo/ House of Estates, Snellmaninkatu 9-11, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
Time: Nov 20, 2019; 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
By: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, National Institute of Health and Welfare, Business Finland, and Upgraded

“At the event, startups focusing on health come together with the public sector, investors, corporations and international institutions to find new ways how to work together. The event offers you inspiring key note speeches, concrete examples how governmental actors, corporates and international institutions can help start up’s to scale up their work for international markets. Also the possibility for one to one matchmaking will be offered.” Apply for an invitation: here.


Thursday 21.11. (Slush Day 1)

Health technology and innovation in the UK
Type: Invitation only (Apply here)
Location: Conference room at Messukeskus, Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland
(No Slush pass required)
Time: Nov 21, 2019; 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
By: Department for International Trade

“A roundtable with the Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK’s Department for International Trade, Mike Short, focussing on the changes to the UK’s health system and the emerging opportunities for health technology businesses. This event is by invitation only. You may apply for an invitation via the link below.” Apply for an invitation: here.

UNICORNER – Next Big Things from Science to Global Impact
[Official Slush Side Event]
Type: Free and open for all (registration)
Location: Think Corner, Yliopistonkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Time: Nov 21, 2019; 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
By: University of Helsinki and Helsinki Innovation Services

“University of Helsinki and HIS host a world class Official #slush19 Side Event UNICORNER, on how to increase the impact of science. We break out eight hot new science spinouts and share insights about deep tech investing. Keynote by Rebeca Hwang of Kalei Ventures. A discussion about how to nurture innovation will feature Katri Kulmuni, Finland’s Minister of Economic affairs, Patrick Ennis, partner at Madrona Venture Group and prof. Edward Haeggström, CEO of Nanoform. Drinks, food & networking.” Get your ticket:

Health Innovation Village – Digital Health Dinner & Demo Event
Type: Invitation only (Apply here)
Location: Health Innovation Village at GE, Kuortanegatan 2, 00510 Helsingfors, Finland
Time: Nov 21, 2019; 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
By: Health Innovation Village at GE

“The annual Digital Health Slush side event, GE & Health Innovation Village Digital Health demo event and investor dinner, is happening again, after Slush day 1. Pls. note that this event is invitation only and its target audience are Digital Health investors coming to Slush. Non-Health Innovation Village startups won’t be accepted into this event. If you are a Slush registered Health Tech investor, and haven’t got an invitation, Please request one” More info & apply for an invitation: Facebook-event link

Novartis ❤ Startups – Paving the Future of Pharma
Type: Free and open for all (registration)
Location: Hotel Torni, 12th floor, Yrjönkatu 26, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Time: Nov 21, 2019; 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
By: Novartis, Popit, Precordior

“Come and cheer with Popit, Precordior and Novartis! We celebrate innovation in healthcare: See the solution that helps everyone take their medication as the doctor ordered, and how to detect heart issues with a smartphone. Raise above Helsinki (it’s the 12th floor) in this 100% relaxed get-together, enjoy the view and grab a beer or two. And if not careful, you may make new friends among the other players of smart health.” Register via the Slush platform.


Friday 22.11. (Slush Day 2)

Y Science [Official Slush Side Event]
Type: Free and open for all (registration)
Location: Messukeskus, Siipi Room 103, Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland
Time: Nov 22, 2019; 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
By: HiLIFE, University of Helsinki

“Y Science will connect the curious scientific community and the business world, to inspire concrete actions in the field of life science. Come and meet researchers, startups, investors, students, and all others enthusiastic about life sciences and commercialization of research. Through a program full of exciting talks and startup pitches, we will promote the value of science-based business, and encourage scientists to embrace a different way of thinking about impact.” Get your ticket:

Workshop: Collaborate with Roche to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges
Type: Apply for a seat via the Slush Platform
Location: Garden Chamber 4, Helsinki, Finland
Time:  Nov 22, 2019; 9:15 am – 12:00 pm
By: Roche

“This is an opportunity for you to co-create solutions to the 10 essential changes needed to realise the next frontier of healthcare. Co-create with the world’s largest biotech company, Roche, look for areas of synergy & explore potential collaborations. You’ll present your vision to Bill Anderson, Roche Pharmaceuticals’ CEO. After, you’ll network with Roche’s leadership over food and drink. Attendees may be invited to join a Healthcare Disruptor Expert Panel for”

Will AI transform Medtech?
Type: Free and open for all (registration)
Location: HBH Lounge at Slush (no Slush pass needed), Helsinki, Finland
Time:  Nov 22, 2019; 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
By: GE Healthcare and Helsinki Business Hub

“This session will discuss how AI will transform medtech industry. The special focus will be on the potential of AI, how it can improve the review of medical images, facilitate large-scale data analysis and otherwise make healthcare more efficient and effective. In this session GE Healthcare will open their AI-related R&D activities world-wide and how they collaborate with startups. VCs, who fund startups in this field, will open their perspectives on this topic, too.” Get your ticket:

#NordicMade x Deep MedTech Showcase

Type: Apply for a seat via the Slush Platform
Location: Messukeskus Auditorium 201, Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland
Time: Nov 22, 2019; 1:00 pm – 3:50 pm
By: Aalto University Startup Center, Asia House, Disior Analytics, Haaga helia, Icelandic Startups, Innovation Skåne, Laurea, Maria 01, Metropolia, Nordic Innovation, Startup Extreme, TechBBQ, Terkko Health Hub, y Science

“Dive into Deep MedTech with the hottest startups in the fields of medical artificial intelligence, augmented reality, robotics, and big data. #NordicMade will launch the call for delegations to take 40 Nordic health tech startups to RISE Hong Kong and InnoVEX Taipei in 2020. Investors: join our pitching session with the hottest Deep MedTech startups. 1st part: 13.00-14.15 The Nordic Health Tech Ecosystem 2nd part 14.30-15.45 Deep MedTech Pitching”


Did we miss something? Please let us know if this list is missing an event:!

We hope you have a great Slush 2019! Blue Heart on Twitter Twemoji 12.2

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