Business Kuopio


Health19 Seminar, Tahko


This seminar hosted by the University of Eastern Finland is moderated by Juha Yrjänheikki and offers a perfect mixture of health and business, giving it’s attendees a good, vibrant understanding on what life science, health and innovations are today. The seminar focuses on health technology and well-being with key note speakers from global companies, such as Dr. Chris Winter.


9.00-10.15 Registration / Coffee
Moderator: Juha Yrjänheikki, University of Eastern Finland / CEO at Aurealis Pharma

10.15 – 10.25 Opening words
Rector Jukka Mönkkönen / University of Eastern Finland

10.25 – 11.00 How do I convince the investors?
Dr. Chris Winter / CEO, New Venture Partners & Brightstar Innovations Ltd.

11.05 – 11.25 Kuopio Health – What’s Happening
Miia Eskelinen-Fingerroos /Kasve Ltd

11.30 – 11.50 Good Business Story
Jussi Paananen / Blueprint Genetics

11.55 – 12.15 Finnish Lifescience Industry
Pekka Simula, Bioteollisuus ry / Herantis Pharma

12.20 – 12.40 Health Care –applications
Janne Mönkkönen / Tieto

12.40 – 13.00 What do I need to do to raise funding from Maki?
Annastiina Salminen, MAKI VC

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch (at own cost)

14.00-14.05 Presentation: Business Center
Kaija Sääski / Savonia University of Applied Science

14.10-14.15 Presentation: Savilahti’s smartest solutions
Retu Ylinen / City of Kuopio

14.20-14.25 Presentation: Kuopio Entrepreneurship Society – Information on the action and how to get involved
Jade Jimenez / Kuopio Entrepreneurship Society

14.30-14.35 Presentation: Ski Academy
Karolina Huuhtanen, Kuopio Region Chamber of Commerce

14.35-15.30 Networking, coffee break

15.30-15.50 Health and nutrition in sustainable and successful food business
Anu Kaukovirta-Norja / Valio

15.55-16.15 Business Finland co-innovation ecosystem: new modalities
Jyrki Lehtimäki / Orion

16.20-16.40 “Discourse” with Reidar Wasenius and Juha Yrjänheikki

16.40-16.50 Closing remarks
Juha Yrjänheikki, University of Eastern Finland / CEO at Aurealis Pharma

17.00-19.00 Free time / networking / checking into the hotel

18.00 -19.00​ Speakers Cocktails, Tahko Sokos Hotel (by invitation only)
Rector Jukka Mönkkönen / University of Eastern Finland

19.00 Tahko SLP Dinner (registration via Kuopio Chamber of Commerce)

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