OuluHealth Ecosystem Days, Oulu

OuluHealth launches the first ecosystem of 2016 and welcomes anyone who wants to learn more about utilization of genome, well-being data, and connected health.

The Ecosystem Meeting will take place on April 12 and April 13 at the premises of the University of Oulu and Medipolis.

Please note that the program for April 12 will be held in Finnish.

Main themes of the event are:

Place: Linnanmaa campus, lecture hall L2
Organizer: Genes and Society – Argumenta project


Agenda and registration

Place: Medipolis, auditorium
Organizers: University of Oulu/ Centre for Health and Technology, VTT, Innovation Process in Health Technology Ecosystem -project, BusinessOulu


8.30 Registration and Coffee
9.00 Opening words: Sirkku Pikkujämsä, Health Director, City of Oulu

Session 1: Enabling Health Business

9.15 Matti Sarén, Vice Rector, co-operation, University of Oulu: Connecting research and business in the University of Oulu

9.35 Eero Punkka, Head of Research, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland: Top 5 VTT technologies for future connected health

9.55 Maritta Perälä-Heape, Director, Centre for Health and Technology, University of Oulu: Connected Health, vision for OuluHealth

10.15 Minna Pikkarainen, Professor connected health, University of Oulu & VTT: How to make it happen: Connected health research & practice

11.00 Lunch & Networking

Session 2: From Research to Business

12.15 Jouni Ihme, CEO, Innomentarium Oy: Developing innovation process in health technology ecosystem

12.35 Vesa Kiviniemi, Principal Investigator, Functional Neuroimaging research group, University of Oulu: Monitoring brain pulsations – A new goldmine?

12.55 Jérome Thevenot, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research unit of medical imaging, physics and technology, University of Oulu: Case multimodal knee diagnosis.

13.15 Juhani Lahdenperä, CEO, Biotech Start-Up Management Oy Ltd: How to successfully commercialize university research projects

13.35 Coffee Break

Session 3: Business Development in the Future

14.05 Claus Nielsen, Business Development Manager, Delta, Personal Connected Health Alliance: Personalizing health for people

14.25 Panel: How to support business & technology development for future hospitals? Panel moderator Timo Ali-Vehmas, Head of Ecosystems Research, Nokia


  • Kari Kujala, Director of Sales, Thingsee, Haltian
  • Petri Vuorinen, IBM Global Business Services
  • Heikki Aatola, Medical Advisor, PhD, CGI
  • Janne Liisanantti, MD, PhD, Oulu University Hospital
  • Claus Nielsen, Business Development Manager, Delta, Personal Connected Health Alliance

15.25-16.15 Closing, Cocktails & Networking

Attendance is free.

Registrate here.

Stands are available on April 13. More information: veera.virta(at)oulu.fi.

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OuluHealth, Member of the ECHAlliance International Network of Permanent Ecosystems.


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