Virpi Lummaa
University of Turku

Thomas McWilliams
University of Helsinki

Speakers

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Sanna Lauslahti
Pharma Industry Finland

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Mark Daly
FIMM, University of Helsinki

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Anna-Maria Henell
Disior

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Perttu Koskinen
Neste

Pitching finalists

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Paavo Räisänen
Maki.vc

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Outi Mäkinen
Nordic Umami Company

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Eljas Jokinen
Soilfood Oy

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Olli Silvennoinen
HiLIFE, University of Helsinki

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Lukasz Surazynski
Auroptic Medical

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Sven Lanens
Immunate

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Tamara Alagirova
Moncyte

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Jana Buzkova
NADMED

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Andrii Shekhirev
Enzymity

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Prateek Singh
MPower

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Dario Forneris
Nordic Bioproducts

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Antonino Biundo
REWOW

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Dmitry Gradov
Natinrec

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Fabio Valoppi
OleoFlow

Jurors

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Stephen Mukuze
Umkele Inc

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Panu Miettinen
CompactGrowth

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Pauliina Piuhola
Mäsli

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Janne Mielck
ECBF

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Juha Lindfors
Lifeline Ventures

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Merja Penttilä
Aalto University and VTT

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Miika Mahonen
HMD Global

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Perttu Koskinen
Neste

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Rasmus Pinomaa
Kemira

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Tuula Palmén
SynBio Powerhouse

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Alexander Bedenkov
AstraZeneca

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Caroline Heckman
FIMM, University of Helsinki

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Gerald Parloiu
Global Founders Capital

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Giles Dudley
BioInnovation Institute Foundation

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Ilkka Kivimäki
Maki.vc

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Juha Helenius
University of Helsinki

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Lauri Reuter
Nordic FoodTech VC

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Louise Heiberg
PINC

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Maija Tenkanen
University of Helsini

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Reetta Kivelä
Viikki Food Design Factory

Hosts

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Juha Paakkola
Health Capital Helsinki

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Nina Pulkkis
SynBio Powerhouse

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Laura Forsman
Viikki Food Design Factory

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PROGRAMME 2021

12.00 - 13.00: Health & Pharma 

Opening word by Olli Silvennoinen, Director of HiLIFE, UH

Keynote - Sanna Lauslahti, Managing director - Pharma Industry Finland (PIF)

Life science brings hope for a brighter future

Host - Juha Paakkola, Director - Health Capital Helsinki

Health pitching competition

Finalists

  • Lukasz Surazynski - Auroptics Medical

  • Sven Lanens - Immunate

  • Tamara Alagirova - Moncyte

  • Jana Buzkova - NADMED

Mark Daly, Director - Instritute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki

FinnGen - Partnership with pharma to advance medical discovery

 

Anna-Maria Henell, CEO - Disior

The Disior Story

 

Student pitch - Polychronis Tatsis - Winner of the Planetary Health Hackathon

Jury:

  • Alexander Bedenkov -  AstraZeneca

  • Caroline Heckman - Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM, HiLIFE, University of Helsinki

  • Gerald Parloiu - Global Founders Capital

  • Giles Dudley - BioInnovation Institute Fonden

13.15 - 14.20: Synbio, Biotech & Sustainability

Host - Nina Pulkkis, SynBio Powerhouse

 

SynBio documentary

 

Keynote - Perttu Koskinen, VP of Innovation, Discovery and External Collaboration - Neste

Providing globally scalable renewable and circular solutions to tackle climate change

SynBio Power Pitch

Finalists

  • Andrii Shekhirev - Enzymity

  • Prateek Singh - MPower

  • Dario Forneris - Nordic Bioproducts

  • Antonio Biundo - REWOW

  • Kenani Kenani - Umkele Inc

Jury

14.35 - 15.40: Foodtech & Agritech

Host - Laura Forsman, Manager - Viikki Food Design Factory

Keynote - Thomas Bacon, Investor - Maki.vc

VC trends and opportunities in Foodtech​

Foodtech pitching competition

Finlists

  • Panu Miettinen - CompactGrowth 

  • Pauliina Piuhola - Mäsli

  • Dmitry Gradov - Natinrec

  • Fabio Valoppi - OleoFlow

Outi Mäkinen, CTO - Nordic Umami Company

From research to startup - Case Nordic Umami Company

 

Mari Granström, Founder - Origin by Ocean

Valuable ingredients from an environmental problem

 

Announcing the winners of the three pitching competitions

 

Closing remarks by Olli Silvennoinen, Director - HiLIFE, UH

Jury

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