Health 19

Side Event

Health & Business

Provided by the University of Eastern Finland and moderated by Juha Yrjänheikki, CEO at Aurealis Pharma. The seminar offers a perfect mixture of business and health giving all attendees a good, vibrant understanding of what life science 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.

Free entry // Requires registration.

Winter is coming!

Dr. Chris Winter

  • CEO at Intermidi Group, a company that specialises in spinning technologies out of the UK National Health Service.
  • Managing Partner at Brightstar Partners, a venture capital firm which manages a cross border Korea-UK fund focused on medical technologies.
  • Involved in 50 spin-outs and start-ups, including six $100m exits!


Registration / Coffee
Moderator: Juha Yrjänheikki, University of Eastern Finland / CEO, Aurealis Pharma

10.00 – 17:00

Rector Jukka Mönkkönen / University of Eastern Finland

Dr. Chris Winter / CEO, New Venture Partners & Brightstar Innovations Ltd.

Jussi Paananen / Blueprint Genetics

Pekka Simula, Bioteollisuus ry / Herantis Pharma

Janne Mönkkönen / Tieto

Kaija Sääski / Savonia University of Applied Science

Retu Ylinen / City of Kuopio

Jade Jimenez / Kuopio Entrepreneurship Society

Miia Eskelinen-Fingerroos /Kasve Ltd

Anu Kaukovirta-Norja / Valio

Jyrki Lehtimäki / Orion

Free entry // Requires registration.

The Health19 Seminar is part of the ”Innovation platform for Savilahti area – feasibility study”-project, which has received funding from the European Union under the European Social Fund agreement (project key number S20843).