Neuro 2020 – 31 March 2020

Coded to connect. For the first time, Neuro2020 Business Meets Science brings together various actors involved in neurosciences: companies, investors, research units, researchers, patient organisations and stakeholders at large. Keynote speakers include Esko Valtaoja, Miikka Korja and Kiti Müller. The event is moderated by Tomi Kaukinen, Licence to Fail.

This event is dedicated to inspiring stories of commercialization and cooperation successes. Science, startups and well established companies are in the spotlight.

Plenty of time has been reserved for networking and partnering up, and we shall celebrate the event by gathering around a dinner table.

Part of the Neuro2020 we are happy to organize NeuroPitch – sponsored by OLVI -foundation 65 years. Research based pitching competition for neuroresearchers focusing on aging. The winner receives 30 000 euros to advance the proposed research.

Call for applications is available here. The application period for NeuroPitch begins 13th of January 2020 and ends on 7th of February 2020.

When: 31 March 2020, 12:00–21:00 hrs
Where: Hotel Scandic Kuopio, Satamakatu 1, 70100 Kuopio
Who should join: companies (startups and giants alike), investors, research centers, researchers (preclinical and clinical), patient organisations, stakeholders
Participation: for free, limited amount of tickets. Sign up before 1st of March.

Please feel free to contact Senior Specialist Emmi Reijula (emmi.reijula(a) / 050 475 2766) or communication specialist Hannamari Sirkko (hannamsi(a)  if you need further information about Neuro2020

Question related to NeuroPitch, please contact Account Manager Sanna-Maria Nurmi (sanna-maria.nurmi(a) / 050 3394 449).


The most interesting pre-party of the legendary Tahko Ski Lift Pitch!


Kuvassa Tomi Kaukinen

Tomi Kaukinen

Moderator, Licence to Fail


Kuvassa Miikka Korja

Miikka Korja

CIO neurosurgeon


Kuvassa Company speeches

Company speeches

Kuvassa Esko Valtaoja

Esko Valtaoja



Kuvassa Startup speeches

Startup speeches

Kuvassa Kiti Müller

Kiti Müller



Tentative program

12:00Moderator Tomi Kaukinen
Welcoming words and opening of the event
12:15Miikka Korja
Keynote speech
Company #1: Topic to be confirmed
Company #2: Topic to be confirmed
13:30 Introduction of Gold Level sponsors
13:45Coffee break & networking
Meet companies at their stands, and scan startup posters. Or just get into lively conversations with fellow participants.
14:30Futurist Esko Valtaoja
Keynote speech
15:15Combinostics - Jyrki Lötjönen (CSO)
From research to business
15:30Neurologist Kiti Müller
Keynote speech
16:00Heart2Save - Helena Jäntti (CEO)
From research to product: How research was commercialized
Research based pitching competition for neuroscience researchers focusing on elderly people. OLVI-foundation 65 years – price 30 000 €!
17:45Moderator Tomi Kaukinen
18:00Dinner time!
Meet your potential collaborators