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Life Science Live 2019

Life Science Live is a new international event for professionals in the fields of pharmaceuticals and healthcare. The event will take place at the Turku Fair and Congress Center on May 15–16, 2019.

The science content at Life Science Live will be coordinated by the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Turku Science Park Ltd (HealthTurku). The HealthBio event by Turku Science Park Ltd. is organized simultaneously with Life Science Live. In connection with Life Science Live a two-day-long i-HD (The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data) conference will also take place.

This momentous event will bring international experts in the field to Turku. The participants will include companies, professionals, researchers, students, buyers and investors. The exhibition stands at the event will present the latest innovations. The main theme for the 2019 event will be artificial intelligence and its application in, for instance, healthcare, pharmaceutical development and biotechnology.

− In biomedicine and medicine, the path from basic research to application is getting increasingly shorter. Turku’s universities have strong traditions in developing both pharmaceuticals and diagnostic methods. We are constantly on the lookout for new Finnish and foreign partnerships that will, through more intensive collaboration, lead to health innovations with a global impact. We believe that new forms of interdisciplinary collaboration are the best way to achieve this in future, says Kalervo Väänänen, Rector of the University of Turku.

About the Life Science Live program

Read more about our confirmed speakers here.

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Members of the program committee

Jyrki Heino – Professor, Director, Department of Biochemistry, University of Turku, Chairman of the committee
Sari Mäkelä – Professor, Director, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku
Pasi Liljeberg – Professor, Department of Future Technologies, University of Turku
Tero Piispanen – Director, Internationalisation Services and BioTurku, Turku Science Park Ltd.
Merja Tieaho – Senior Advisor, Turku Science Park Ltd.
Tero Karhi – Senior Advisor, Turku Science Park Ltd.
Saara Hassinen – CEO, Healthtech Finland
Arto Maaninen – Vice Rector, University of Oulu
Juhani Soini – Vice Rector, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Niklas Sandler – Professor, Vice Rector, Åbo Akademi University
Timo Vasankari – Project Chief, Department of Future Technologies, University of Turku
Tuomas Valtonen – Research Manager, Department of Future Technologies, University of Turku
Juuso Blomster – Chief Physician, Turku University Hospital
Mia Bengström – Senior advisor, Pharma Industry Finland
Sari Sireeni-Seirala – Fujitsu Finland Oy
Dr Olaf Queckenberg – Head of Global Chemical and Pharmaceutical Development, Bayer
Maarit Palo – Director, Government Affairs, IBM Finland, University Relations, IBM Nordic
Jyrki Lehtimäki – Senior Manager, Strategic Development, Biologics and New Modalities, Orion Corporation
Janne Lahtiranta – Senior Advisor, Turku Science Park Ltd.
Christer Nordstedt – Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Orion Corporation Orion Pharma

Finland is a leader in pharmaceutical research and research expertise

With an annual growth rate of more than 5 percent, health & well-being is the biggest industry in the world. Finland is a major player in the field, and its health technology exports, among other things, are significant on a global scale.

Facts about Finland:

  • Finland has the best availability of scientists and engineers in the world (World Economic Forum Competitiveness Index 2016-2017)
  • 3rd highest number of professionals working in research and development relative to the population (Bloomberg, Bloomberg 2017 Innovation Index)
  • The most stable country in the world (Fund of Peace, Fragile States Index 2016)
  • According to the 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index, Finland is the second most advanced digital economy in the EU

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Turku is a natural base for the Life Science Live event. The region boasts more than 100 companies, two medical and biotech-oriented universities and a leading research & development hub. More than 20 innovations from Turku have gained global prominence.
Life Science Live is not just an event, but also a bridge between research and business. It will offer information about the latest trends in science and business. A business matchmaking event is also being planned for the program.

Speakers at the event include Dipak Kalra, PhD, President of the European Institute for Health Records and of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data; Laura Elo, PhD, Research Director in Bioinformatics and Group Leader in Computational Biomedicine (University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University); Moncef Gabbouj, PhD, Professor of Signal Processing; and Olli Raitakari, MD, PhD, Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, Director of the Turku University Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine.

Health technology is one of the fastest-growing high-tech export fields in Finland. Finland is, in fact, one of seven countries in the world that export more health technology than they import.

−More than 80 per cent of the health technology products manufactured in Finland are exported. Companies still, however, need to develop their solutions in Finland together with research institutions and hospitals. This will help bring health technology solutions to patient care in Finland, promote companies’ growth and exports, and at the same time, lead to increased investments in Finland, explains Healthtech Finland’s CEO, Saara Hassinen.

Tickets and opening hours

Opening hours

  • 15.5.  9-17
  • 16.5.  9-18 (open for the general public 16-18)

Visitor registration will open Janyary 2019

 

General Delegate

One day online pass 150 € (ex. VAT)
  • Early bird 100 €, Onsite pass 180 €
  • Includes access to seminars, exhibition & partnering
Two days online pass 250 € (ex. VAT)
  • Early bird 180 €, Onsite pass 300 €
  • Includes access to seminars, exhibition & partnering
Full delegate / 2 day ticket + Get Together / online pass 320 € (ex. VAT)
  • Early bird 250 €, Onsite pass 400 €
  • Includes two day pass + Get Together
Additional tickets for Get Together 80 € / person (must bee booked in advance)  

Non-Profit Organizations – Small Companies

One day online pass 85 € (ex. VAT)
  • Early bird 40 €, Onsite pass 180 €
  • Includes access to seminars, exhibition & partnering
Two days online pass 150 € (ex. VAT)
  • Early bird 70 €, Onsite pass 300 €
  • Includes access to seminars, exhibition & partnering
Full delegate / 2 day ticket + Get Together / online pass 200 € (ex. VAT)
  • Early bird 130 €, Onsite pass 400 €
  • Includes two day pass + Get Together
Additional tickets for Get Together 80 € / person (must bee booked in advance)

 

 

 

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