HiLIFE Goes Business

Tuesday October 31, 2017 at 10 am - 12 noon
Terkko Health Hub (Haartmaninkatu 4)

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The HiLIFE Goes Business event highlights the HiLIFE  Innovation and Partnership program during HiLIFE's opening week. HiLIFE's ongoing partnerships span the life sciences and include large multi-corporate longe-term ventures as well as many project-specific collaborations with companies, startups, and foundations. i 

In 2017 HiLIFE has started new activities including HiPOC Proof-of-Concept grants and the HiSTAKES platform, where participating University of Helsinki life science units co-create ideas for increasing engagement opportunities in innovative projects. The first outcome is SLUSH Y SCIENCE as a new vertical in  SLUSH and taking place December 1, 2017. 

Welcome to the HiLIFE Goes Business event with a few presentations from our partners and a lively discussion on how to support great ideas together!


Marc Baumann, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki
Pia Runeberg-Roos, HiLIFE Innovations and Corporate Collaborations.

10:00 - 10:05 Opening words, Tomi Mäkelä, HiLIFE

10:05 – 11:00 HiLIFE HiSTAKES - Life between Science and Innovation
• Marja Leskinen, Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation: "Erkko Foundation - supporting research"
• Matti Vänskä, Nokia Technologies: "What are the strengths of Finland to develop digital healthcare?"
• Lauri Paasonen, UPM Biochemicals: "Bioeconomy meets cancer research"
• Petri Lehto, MSD Finland, "Partnering for developing personalized healthcare"
• Tero Oinonen, University of Helsinki: "Matching university research and companies"

11:00 – 12:00 Helsinki Innovation Services (HIS) – commercializing University of Helsinki innovations
• Jari Strandman, Helsinki Innovation Services: "University of Helsinki innovation and commercialization policy"
• Milla Koistinaho, Helsinki Innovation Services: "UH/HIS pipeline of commercialization projects"
• Anton Nolvi, Nanojet "3D (bio-)imaging in nanometer scale"
• Sami Svanbäck, SPA "Drug solubility testing"
• Kristiina Wähälä, SHIBNESS "Inhibitors for Diabetes"

This event is part of HiLIFE opening week program.