09.00 - 10.00 It all comes back to Science – Science is the basis

Host: Rodrigo Mallo Leiva, RebelBio

Opening keynote: Patrick Ennis, Intellectual Ventures - Why Science?  If No Science, Then No Surplus

  • Dalial Freitak, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - On a path to save the honeybees and the rest of the world

  • Kari Alitalo, University of Helsinki - iCAN: Integrating precision cancer medicine and digital health

  • ​Daniel Bojar, ETH Zurich - Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Changing Life and Lives with Synthetic Biology

  • Orlando Rojas, Aalto University - Back to the Future with the Forest

  • Paola Ceroni, University of Bologna - Luminescent Silicon Nanocrystals as Bioimaging Systems


10.00 - 11.00 Life Science Pitching Competition for pre-startups and early phase startups

Host: Liisa Mayow, Kaskas Media

Pitch finalists:

  • HAPEKAS, Sami Elamo

  • MAKNEE, Jérôme Thevenot

  • Sartar Therapeutics Ltd, Harri Sihto

  • PREP lab, Timo Myöhänen

  • Eco Sweeties, Lloyd Ruddock

  • SEBI OY, Timo Jäntti

  • axxelera, Lucas Reissenberger

  • IVF Fit AS, Ana Lobato-Pascual

On stage jury:

  • Laura Pontiggia, ERC/Proof-of-Concept Program

  • Michael Lütolf, Creathor Ventures

  • Louis Metzger, Tierra Biosciences

11.00 - 12.00 You’ll never walk alone – opportunities to catch and connections to make

Host: Rodrigo Mallo Leiva, RebelBio

  • Bindi Karia, European Innovation Council - European Innovation Council (EIC)

  • Lotta Ljunqvist, GE / Testa Center - Choose a Faster Way for Commercialization in Life Sciences by using Testa Center

  • Elina Gautier-Vanska, Pact & Partners - Say Hello to a Headhunter!

  • Chad Edwards, Cambridge Quantum Computing - An Introduction to Quantum Computing for Life Scientists


11.55 - 12.00 Life Science Pitching Competition - Announcing of winner

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SPEAKERS in 2018

Patrick Ennis

Intellectual Ventures

Daniel Bojar

ETH Zurich

Paola Ceroni

University of Bologna

Lotta Ljunqvist

GE Healthcare

Bindi Karia

European Innovation Council

Elina Gautier-Vanska

Pact & Partners

Chad Edwards

Cambridge Quantum Computing

Dalial Freitak

Karl-Franzen University of Graz

Kari Alitalo

University of Helsinki

Orlando Rojas

Aalto University

Rodrigo Mallo Leiva (host)


Life Science Pitching finalists

Timo Myöhänen

PREP lab

Timo Jäntti


Ana Lobato


Lloyd Ruddock

Eco Sweeties

Harri Sihto

Sartar Therapeutics Ltd

Lucas Reissenberger


Sami Elamo

Hapekas Medical

Jérome Thevenot


Life Science Pitching on stage jury and host

Liisa Mayow (host)

Kaskas Media

Laura Pontiggia

European Research Council

Michael Lütolf

Creathor Ventures

Louis Metzger

Tierra Biosciences

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