Slush Health&Wellbeing Agenda, Side-Events and Exhibitors


Slush Health&Wellbeing Agenda, Side-Events and Exhibitors

Interested in health&wellbeing in Slush? Wondering which speeches, side-events and networking opportunities there are available? We at HealthSPA have collected you a comprehensive list of the activities from the sector, and we will keep it up-to-date until Slush is here. Enjoy! Spot something that's missing? Contact

Thursday – Nov 24th


Upgraded Life TALKS vol. 3 Big Deal
Time: 24 November, 17:30 – 19:30
Where: Maria Zero One, Lapinlahdenkatu 16, Helsinki
For who? ULT3 is the fantastic opportunity for startups to ask questions from the decision makers of a massive public sector organisation (HUS ) and a private sector organisation (Mehiläinen). At the event you will get direct contacts of the people who could help to deliver your solution to thousands of users.


Tuesday – Nov 29th


Time: 9:00 – 19:00
Where: Wanha Satama, Pikku Satamakatu 3
For who? For anyone interested in the digital solutions targeted for the elderly. Open event, but needs a separate ticket.

Co-led by Esko Aho, former Prime Minister of Finland, and Mike Hodin, CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging, the one-day event is bringing together innovative thinkers, public policy experts, corporate leaders, and entrepreneurs to connect and explore opportunities that emerge from combining our growing digital capability with the needs and demands of our ageing populations. (Full schedule)

SPORT SMASH – Improving performance & experience with technology
Time: 09:00 – 19:00
Where: Kattilahalli in Suvilahti (Sörnäisten rantatie 22)
For who? For people interested in sports, technology and start-ups. Open event, but needs a separate ticket.

Smash is a new official Slush side-event, dedicated to sport, technology and start-ups. Smash is an arena for curiosity, meeting and developing, where new perspectives, ideas and partners are waiting to be found. The arena caters for all sport, from elite sports to keeping fit as well as for spectators. At Smash we develop sports and technology in an appropriate form of co-operation. (Full schedule)

NORDIC CONFERENCE ON REAL WORLD DATA – Collaboration between pharma industry and academia
Time: 29.11, Wed 11:00 – 30.11, Thu 15:00
Where: Leonardo da Vinci auditorium, Itämerenkatu 11-13 
For who?
Pharma companies and academia.

The conference presents the possibilities existing, remarkable examples of research and initiatives in the Nordic countries for the pharmaceutical companies. We inspire the countries in the Nordic region to find common best practices in order to attract investment to the region. The conference boosts collaboration between pharma and academia and between the Nordic countries. (Full schedule)
Register here 

SLUSH 2016 TAMPERE PRE-PARTY – Get healthy and connected
Time: 18:00
Where: Allas Sea Pool, Katajanokanlaituri 2
For who: The event is targeted mainly for investors

You tell us who you would like to meet and we will personally introduce you to them. Whether you are looking for IoT or health technologies, our startups have it all. Wirepas, TreLab, Forciot, Quva, Injeq, Movendos, Braincare, Moodmetric, NurseBuddy, W2E and Neuro Event Labs are ready to demonstrate their technologies to you. Emerging university spin-offs are eager to meet you. Please contact here to receive your invitation.


Wednesday – Nov 30th

Time: 08:00 – 09:45
Where: Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus), Café 1
For who? Invitation only

Presentations, workstation sessions and breakfast at Slush with Team Finland. Our speakers, including Petri Peltonen, Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, and Oliver Rittgen, CEO of Bayer Nordic, will showcase the assets that make Finland the hotbed in health industry – ranging from unique health data repositories to booming digital health technology environment. 


Health startups with a stand at Slush:
Medihub helps you find the most suitable and affordable clinics for your medical travel.
MediGoo provides professional level medical self-tests for consumers.
Dottli – social hub for health and fitness.
AquaQube finally enables households to have control of their water quality.
TrainEngage is your gamified online training platform for the digital age.
Ouraring is the developer of the world’s first wellness ring and app ŌURA.
Forciot delivers sensor based force IOT solutions & provide related ingration service.
Vibemetrics provides the tools for real time and continuous tracking of emotions.
The Mealplanner Europe develops disruptive FoodHealth solutions to eat & live healthy.
Bioacoustic has created innovative technology curing tinnitus
Kumppania is a Communications Agency.
ATO-GEAR brings the coaching experience to the world of wearables.
Smartmedic creates innovation in medical and life saving devices sector.
Heltti – digital and smart occupational health care for knowledge workers.
Medici Technologies – WhatsApp with your doctor, therapist and vet.
MTREECARE – provides mobile health care product (THERMOCARE) and body temperature management service through extensive competence in hardware and software technology.
WineMill – creator of the first-ever low alcohol wine maker for homes and restaurants.
Kleiber Bionics is developing afordable bionic prosthetic hand with high quality CNC machining.

Speech: REDESIGNING DEATH / Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director at IDEO
Time: 10:35 – 10:55
Where: Green stage
Shoshana will go through some of the problems with how we approach living and dying today, how human-centered design can radically change the way we prepare for and experience the end of life and what IDEO, HELIX and others are doing in this space. Also, new approaches that are changing how we die.

Time: 10:55-11:25
Where: Black stage
The widespread adoption of mobile and wearable devices has made way for the consumerization of healthcare and empowering the individual. As the industry is undergoing a fundamental shift from reactive to preventative healthcare, this panel discusses how we can use new technology to gain deeper understanding of our bodies and get actionable insights that allow us to take control of our wellbeing.
Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of Nokia & F-Secure
Marcus Gners, COO at Lifesum
Bo IlsoeManaging Partner at NGP
Ina Fried, Senior Editor at Recode

Speech: MEDICINE IN 2020: QUALITY & EMPATHY IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY / Jordan Shlain, Founder of Healthloop
Time: 11:15-11:35
Where: Green stage
Jordan Shlain will talk about these issues in his speech: How do we define quality, The difference between a consumer and patient, The key attributes of empathetic technology, The future of sensors, things, diet and humanity.

Speech: FIXING THE HEALTH SYSTEM FAIL / Nelli Lähteenmäki
Time: 11:35 – 11:55
Where: Green stage
In this talk Nelli will discuss how healthcare and health advancement systems are broken and why values mean everything when building a social media platform.

Time: 11:55 – 12:15
Where: Green stage
Daniel Kraft, the Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience for Singularity University, will discuss about health and medicine in the future and bring out technology based possibilities.

Time: 15:00 – 16:30
Where: Engine Room
For who? Open for everyone interested in meeting hottest health startups, mingle with the investors and other players from the field. Free for Slush ticket holders.

Join us for the official Health Networking of Slush 2016! Are you interested in health & wellness, and want to exchange thoughts with similar minded people in Slush? Curious to meet the hottest health startups and hear the latest insights from top notch speakers and experts? If yes, this is the place for you! The Finnish health startup association HealthSPA is organizing the official health networking booster in the Engine Room during Slush. Last year the event was packed with over 250 health professionals and this year the venue allows even more people to join and share their interest. The program will consist of keynotes, panels, networking and the hottest health startups of Slush – all in the same space! The focus of the event is to discuss how investing in health now will affect the next 100 years of our lives. How could startups and big corporates work together to improve the health and wellbeing of people? How is the investment scene developing in this field? With all the new technology, will we be healthier in year 2116? The event is open for all guests attending Slush.

Guarantee your spot by registering here.
The event is supported by Kalevala Koru Oy and Fazer Oy.


Thursday – 1 December 


Time: 11:40 – 12:00
Where: Green Stage

Time: 12:00 – 12:20
Where: Green Stage
Ben will discuss about how the future of health care will move from our current model of diagnose and treat to one of predict and pre-empt, called Disease Interception, Intercepting instead of treating disease challenges the roles of everybody involved: from patient to physician, and industry to society. Success in moving from disease care to health care requires the integration of new technologies, new business models and new care models.

Time: 15:40-16:10
Where: Black Stage
Food is our everyday fuel and one of the biggest economies in the world. What kind of disruption emerging technologies enable in the areas of agriculture, food production and consumption?
Ela Madej, Founding Partner at Fifty Years
Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen, Founder at Mehackit
Uma Valeti, CEO & Co-founder at Memphis Meats
Johan Brenner, Partner at Creandum


Time: Tram Pitch 17.30, Networking Event 18 – 21
Where: Pitching stage, Korjaamo (Vaunusali), Töölönkatu 51, Helsinki
For who: Invitation only. More information here.

Slush World Premiere of a Tram Pitch powered by the Spirit of Northern lights. An opportunity to learn about interesting start-ups whilst travelling through the streets of Helsinki city followed by a networking event on Personalized Health. Key-note speakers include Kai Mykkänen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development and Kemal Malik, member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG, responsible for Innovation and Daniel Kraft, the Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience for Singularity University, the global think tank of Silicon Valley and a greeting from Päivi Sillanaukee, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The event is organized by Auria, Bayer, FIMM, Helsinki Biobank and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.

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