Arctic15: Digital Health Track

Arctic15: Digital Health Track

Sitra and its partners are organising a Digital Health Track on the opening day of Arctic15 conference. Arctic15 conference (May 26-27th) is expected to gather approximately 1,000 attendees (“hard cap” 1200) from different countries, including corporate guests, growth entrepreneurs, 100+ international investors and 40 to 60 speakers. More information


Digital Health Track brings life sciences and health tech professionals from  different countries under the same roof. The activities will be diverse and exciting: demo and pitching opportunities for startups / growth companies and university spin-offs, tool for matchmaking and networking with different stakeholders, keynote presentations, panel discussions and much more.

The activities during the Digital Health Track (May 26th) will be diverse and exciting. At the moment the programme looks like this:


Claudia KarnbachBayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Head, Global Business Development and Licensing, Specialty Medicine

Tara Sharif, Managing Director Healthcare Investment Banking, WestPark Capital Inc 
Current Trends in Bio-Pharma Investment and M&A

Marko Koistila, General Manager, GlaxoSmithKline Finland,
Yilmaz Mahshid, Healthcare Analyst, Pareto Securities & 
Peeter Ross
, Associate Professor at Tallinn University of Technology & eHealth expert at Estonian eHealth Foundation
Panel discussion: From volume to value-based health care

Guido Hegener, Partner, XLHEALTH &
Mikko Leino, Chairman of the Board & Founder, Datawell & Chairman of the Board, M1 Capital Oy & Tara Sharif, Managing Director Healthcare Investment Banking, WestPark Capital Inc
Panel discussion: R&D specialists & investors share their views on the hottest trends and categories in digital health

Eric de la Fortelle, Venture Partner, Life Sciences; Seventure Partners
Building success stories: an investor’s view

Jesus del Valle Rosales, Head of Bayer Grants4Apps Digital Health Accelerator, Bayer HealthCare

Johanna Mattson, Chief Physician, Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) Cancer Center &
Jani Ahonala, Board Chairman, Adelmann Healthcare Solutions
Co-operation between a public giant and a private startup

Madis Tiik, Senior Advisor, Sitra & Visiting Scholar, The Scripps Research Institute (USA)
Digital Health in the Nordic-Baltic region and video interview with Donald Jones, Chief Digital Officer; The Scripps Research Institute

Ville Takanen, Director of Technology, Elisa
IoT in eHealth – Mobile Patient Monitoring Apps

and also Teemu Arina (Preventive healthcare & quantified self), Mikko Kiiskilä, CEO & Co-founder, Meedoc (How to close a funding deal); Nexstim (How to execute a successful IPO); OnboneJari Numminen, City of Hämeenlinna & 24/7 Virtual Clinic. Stay tuned for updates!

DHT stage programme is served on the opening day (May 26th) and it will be moderated by Reidar Wasenius


Workshops (May 26-27) will dig deeper into a special subject that interests you, and you will have the chance to meet others who are likewise interested in it:

Apple-IBM, May 26th: The New Era of Healthcare

  • What does Apple & IBM bring to the industry? The sum is greater than its parts.
  • HealthKit and ResearchKit brings data from the masses. How do we analyse it? 
  • Watson Health Cloud – What’s it all about?
  • Meet the solutions. Get a feel for what exists and what can be made.

Bayer Grants4Apps, May 26th: Meet the representatives of the Bayer Grants4Apps Accelerator face-to-face and find out what the programme is all about (max. 50 participants, 60 min)

Workshop registration will open soon at


Pre-arrange meetings with the right people, e.g. start-ups, investors or other companies/stakeholders


20 demo tables for pre-selected health tech & life sciences innovations
Demo area is a great place to have an insightful conversations with investors and people interested in the digital health landscape. Demoing startups: 

Adelmann Healthcare Solutions, Aplagon, Beddit, BooknHeal, Dental Mammoth, Evondos, healthbank, Heart2Save, Kirontech, Medicortex Finland, Mendor, Modz, myHealthway, NurseBuddy, Optomeditech, Salvera, Sensotrend, Synoste, Wellmo

Pitching competition for health tech & life sciences startups
Jury members: Timo Ahopelto, Founding Partner, Lifeline Ventures; Ekaterina Gianelli, Director, Inventure and Harry Brade, Investment Director at Lamy (FiBAN representative)

Participants: Beddit, Mendor, Wellmo, Evondos, Dental Mammoth, Labrox

(Deadline for the applications was April 30th)

Selection criteria incl. industry sector, startup’s/company’s stage, business potential, level of innovativeness, diversity of the founder team, references, novelty of the technology, IPR position. A group of industry experts will be selecting the companies for demo tables and pitching slots

  • Finnish Bioindustries, chairman of the board: Timo Veromaa, CEO, Biotie Therapies

  • Finnish Health Technology Association, board member: Ossi Tiihonen, CoB, RemoteA

  • Pharma Industry Finland, board member: Antti Viitanen, CEO, Novartis Finland

  • Investor representatives from SitraFiBAN (The Finnish Business Angels Network), Lifeline and Inventure


Arctic15 conference pass 255 € / person. Price valid for a limited time (discount code DHT2015). Incl.

  • Access to Arctic15 Conference (May 26th-27th) – Digital Health stage programme, demoarea and pitching competition on the opening day (May 26th), health related workshops available on both days
  • Access to all conference sessions: workshops, presentations, panel discussions and the exhibition area
  • Food and coffee inlcuded
  • Matchmaking and networking tools – pre-arrange meetings with the right people & stakeholders
  • More information:

Register and buy your two-day conference pass to use discount code DHT2015 for the best possible price

(Page updated 15.5.2015)

Demo tables, pitching competition and discount tickets are enabled by the Digital Health Track event partners