INVITATION: HealthBIO 2020 and Sparkling Wednesday hybrid events on 4th November, Turku

Welcome to HealthBIO 2020!

Due to coronavirus situation, HealthBIO event will exceptionally be arranged as an one-day event, where you can attend either on-site or online in Teams.
Number of on-site attendees will be limited to 25 persons.

HealthBIO 2020, 4th November
Hybrid event: Online or on-site at Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki
Lemminkäisenkatu 12 B, Turku


09.30 – 10.00      Registration and coffee for on-site attendees

10.00 – 10.40      Finnish Biotech Year 2019-2020, Tero Piispanen, Senior Executive HealthTurku, Turku Science Park Ltd

10.40 – 11.00      How COVID-19 is Changing the Approach for the Vaccine Development Process, Tim Schenk, Country Director, Janssen Finland

11.10 – 12.00       Pitching Competition, Moderator Pekka Simula, Chairman, FIB

Prateek Singh, Finnadvance
Patrik Hollos, Åbo Akademi University
Philippe Arnez, LS CancerDiag
Riina Laaksonen, Nordic Fit Mama
Aino Kalervo, TILT BioTherapeutics       
Laura Koivusalo, StemSight
Maarit Merla, Forendo Pharma
Petri Laine, Innovestor Ventures
Tim Schenk, Janssen Finland
Pekka Simula, Finnish Bioindustries FIB

12.00 – 12.10         Business Finland update, Kari Klossner

12.10 – 12.20         Award Ceremony

12.20 – 13.00         Lunch                                                           

13.00 – 15.00         Partnering through B2Match-platform (on-site only, with separate registration)  

Register for HealthBIO by 1st November at
Register for on-site partnering by 1st November at

Please notice also Sparkling Wednesday event, the same day at 15.00-17.00:

Welcome to Sparkling Wednesday to learn about regulatory challenges and biotech funding trends

Series of Sparkling Wednesday networking events will gather decision makers to discuss
current topics across industries in Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki.

This time the event format will be hybrid, you are welcome to attend on-site or online.


Biotech funding trends
Tero Piispanen, Senior Executive HealthTurku, Turku Science Park Ltd
Regulatory challenges for pharma and medtech industries
Laura Merisaari, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Bayer Oy
Opportunities for companies in Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki
Carita Varjonen, Customer Relations Manager, Turku Technology Properties
Wine and light snacks

Register for Sparkling Wednesday by 30th October at

We are looking forward to meeting you next week!