Slush introduced the health content in collaboration with The Finnish Health Startup Association, HealthSPA in 2013. Since then, health and well-being has become an extensively represented theme among the attending startups: for example the Slush100 pitching competition winner 2015 was CareMonkey, a health startup from Australia.
This year, the Slush health content follows the theme of ‘The Next 100 Years of Your Life’. Health revolves around the questions and challenges that the lengthening life expectancy, new bio and nano technologies, regenerative medicine, and aging population are posing to us. We recommend to check out at least the three keynotes below!
1. Redesigning Death, 30.11. at 10:35 – 10:55 @ Green Stage
Berger will open up the discussion with the bold topic about how human centered design might change the way and time when we die
2. Connected Health: How Digital Healthcare Empowers Individuals? 30.11. at 10:55-11:25 @ Black Stage
Risto Siilasmaa, Marcus Gners, Bo Ilsoe, Ina Fried
This intriguing group of panelists will share their thoughts about mobile and wearable devices, and how they can be utilized to improve our health & well-being. Will a deeper understanding of ourselves make us healthier?
3. How Foodtech Will Change Our Plates? 1.12. at 15:40-16:10 @ Black Stage
Ela Madej, Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen, Uma Valeti, Johan Brenner
The food industry is one of the biggest economies in the world. Can new technologies change the industry and thereby make our daily consumption healthier?
Once you have enjoyed the inspirational speeches in the morning, it’s time for networking. The Upgraded Health Networking – Investing in Health is looking at the Next 100 Years of Your Life from the investment side.
How could startups and big corporates work together to improve the health and well-being of people? How is the investment scene developing in this field? With all the new technology, will we be healthier in year 2116? The one hour long stage program will bring a versatile group of experts on stage consisting of investors, startups and corporates including Lars Jörnow from EQT Ventures, Walter Masalin from Nokia Growth Partners, Jessica Federer from Bayer and Lauri Sippola from Netmedi.
Besides this, the room will be filled with exhibitors from 30 of the hottest health startups at Slush. If you’re into health, join this networking organized by HealthSPA in the Engine Room on Day 1 at 15:00-16:30. Check the full program and guarantee your spot from here.
The health startups are mainly present during the first day, and you have a chance to catch them at the sections A31-A37 and A41-A47. Also, if you want to warm up before the official Slush days, two side events are held on the 29th of November: One with the focus on elderly care technologies, and the other one concentrating on sport technologies.
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