Event: Boosting research, co-operation and innovation in neurosciences

Neuroscience event for researchers and companies, organized by the Helsinki Brain & Mind and Neurocenter Finland, will take place 30.1. at 12.30-18 on the Meilahti Campus, Biomedicum Helsinki, Auditorium 1 (Haartmaninkatu 8). Companies, researchers, students and others interested are welcome. Please save the date!


Please register here by January 22nd.


11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30 Opening 
State Secretary to the Minister of Science and Culture Tuomo Puumala, Ministry of Education and Culture

12:45 Neurocenter Finland, Director Mikael von und zu Fraunberg and
Helsinki Brain & Mind, Head of Development, Project Manager Anne Patana

13:05 "Genetics of Brain Diseases: Discovery and the Promise of Translation"
Professor Mark Daly, Director of Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM

13:35 Drug discovery and research collaboration in neuroscience

  • Christer Nordstedt, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Orion Pharma
  • Jaana Santaholma, Country Medical Manager Finland and Iceland, Nordic Medical Excellence Head, Pharma, Novartis

14:05 Coffee break

14:30 Company pitches - research collaboration needs and opportunities in neurosciences

  • "Next-Generation Image Analysis in Neurosciences by Artifical Intelligence"
    Aiforia Technologies Oy,  Application Manager Sami Blom
  • Nexstim Oyj, Henri Hannula, VP International Sales & Marketing
  • Sooma Oy, COO Mika Nikander
  • “Real world data & Clinical research at Terveystalo”, Director, Chief Physician Markku Nissilä, Clinical Research and Biobank

15:10 "New opportunities of HUS Data Lake and from biobanks"
Head of HUS AI and Analytics Development, Miika Leminen, and IT Manager Hanna Heikkinen, Helsinki Biobank

15:30 "Neuroscience and neurotechnology at Aalto University"
Professor Risto Ilmoniemi, Head of Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University

15:45 "Neuro + Science at HUS"
Professor Sampsa Vanhatalo, BABA Center, Children's Hospital, HUS 

16:00 "Strategic prospects of the University of Helsinki for academic and commercial co-operation in neuroscience"
Professor Jari Koistinaho, Director Neuroscience Center, HiLIFE University of Helsinki

16:15 - 18:00 Networking

Organisers: University of Helsinki, HUS, Aalto University and Neurocenter Finland in co-operation with Helsinki Biobank, HUS Datalake, Clever Health Network, HUS Testbed, Health Capital Helsinki and others.

Helsinki Network Brain & Mind is an European Regional Development Fund project, which develops a new neuroscience alliance - Helsinki Brain & Mind - serving both research and business and acting as a local node for Neurocenter Finland. Helsinki Brain & Mind will co-ordinate the expertise of UH, Aalto, HUS and other regional institutes, support infrastructures, promote identification of research based innovation ideas and build a clear path for exploitation and commercialization of the research results. 

When 30th January, 2020, 12:30-18, Networking 16-18
Where Auditorium 1, Haartmaninkatu 8, Helsinki
Please register here by January 22nd

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