Neuro2020 – Business meets Science

The Neuro2020 Business meets Science Industry and Innovation event, and the NeuroPitch research based pitching competition organised by Neurocenter Finland has been postponed to 8th of December and changed in virtual format due to the coronavirus situation. Originally, the event was scheduled for 31 March 2020 in Kuopio.

Thanks to the virtuality registration is now open and new participants are also welcomed to join! All existing registrations will be transferred to the new date; however, it is also possible to cancel one’s participation by sending an email to the organisers.

Coded to connect. 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 by using Brellas networking platform. Check out how Brella is rolling from their introduction video here!

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 and eight scientists are selected to the final.

You are welcome to join Neuro2020 event from your own device – follow the program’s live-stream and network and partner up on virtual platform powered by Brella.

Please follow the event website and #Neuro2020 @NeurocenterFI social media to stay informed of current updates. We will send you the necessary information for your participation by e-mail closer to the time.

When: 8th of December 2020, Brella is open for networking until 10th of December!

Where: Audience Online!

Who should join: Companies (startups and giants alike), investors, research centers, researchers (preclinical and clinical), patient organisations, stakeholders

Participation: For free!

 

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

Speakers

Kuvassa Tomi Kaukinen

Tomi Kaukinen

Moderator, Licence to Fail

12:00

Kuvassa Miikka Korja

Miikka Korja

Chief Innovation Officer, neurosurgeon

12:05

Kuvassa Garth Smith

Garth Smith

VP, Business Development and Partnership at Ontario Brain Institute

12:25

Kuvassa Heiko Runz

Heiko Runz

Head of Human Genetics and Medical Director within the Research and Early Discovery Unit at Biogen

12:45

Kuvassa Nicole K. Polinski

Nicole K. Polinski

Senior Associate Director of Research Programs at MJFF

13:10

Kuvassa Esko Valtaoja

Esko Valtaoja

Futurist

14:30

Kuvassa Markku Lähteenvuo

Markku Lähteenvuo

Psychiatrist

15:15

Kuvassa Kiti Müller

Kiti Müller

Senior Neuroscientist, a specialist in neurology

15:35

Kuvassa Startup speeches

Startup speeches

Program 8.12.2020

12:00Moderator Tomi Kaukinen
Welcoming words and opening of the event
12:05Miikka Korja, Helsinki University Hospital
Can AI make a true change in the neuro field - case HUS
12:25Garth Smith, Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)
Comment from Canada: How things are done in OBI - examples around AI
12:45Heiko Runz, Biogen
Linking genetics with function to discover drugs for brain diseases
13:10Nicole K. Polinski, Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Efforts to Promote Participation in PD Research
13:35Introduction of Gold Level collaborators of the Neuro2020
Terveystalo, Roche, Charles River Laboratories, Kuopio Center for Gene and Cell Therapy
13:55Coffee break & networking (35min)
Meet companies at their stands and scan startup posters in virtual enviroment. Or just get into virtual conversations with fellow participants!
14:30Futurist Esko Valtaoja
Love, money and knowledge - keywords for the new millennium
15:15Markku Lähteenvuo, Niuvanniemi Hospital
Picking at your brain, but only skin deep
15:35Kiti Müller, Aalto University
Shining collaboration and masked emotions – is it possible?
15:55Break & networking (15min)
Meet companies at their stands and scan startup posters in virtual enviroment. Or just get into virtual conversations with fellow participants!
16:10Jyrki Lötjönen (CSO), Combinostics
From research to business
16:20Helena Jäntti (CEO), Heart2Save
From research to product: How research was commercialized
16:30Break & networking (10min)
Meet companies at their stands and scan startup posters in virtual enviroment. Or just get into virtual conversations with fellow participants!
16:40NeuroPitch! Hosted by Tomi Kaukinen
Research based pitching competition for neuroscience researchers focusing on elderly people. OLVI Foundation 65 years – price 30 000 €!
18:00Mikael von und zu Fraunberg, director of Neurocenter Finland
Greetings from Neurocenter Finland and announcing the winner of the NeuroPitch!

Brella is open for networking until 10th of December! Take time for networking and book more meetings ;)

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