Cross-Border Horizons: Uniting Finnish & Estonian Stakeholders for Healthcare Breakthroughs

  • 23.01.2024
  • 13:00
  • -
  • 23.01.2024
  • 16:30
  • Science Park Tehnopol

Finnish Embassy of Estonia, Kohtu 4, 10130 Tallinn, Harju county

Cross-Border Horizons: Uniting Finnish & Estonian Stakeholders for Healthcare Breakthroughs

Join us for a collaborative event organized by the Tehnopol HealthTech Community, in partnership with the Finnish Embassy in Estonia, Business Helsinki, Helsinki Health Incubator, Tehnopol Startup Incubator, and the Estonian Investment Agency, scheduled for the 23rd of January from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

Our primary aim is to foster stronger ties between Estonian and Finnish companies and organizations. This event seeks to inspire new collaborations, facilitate the exchange of best practices, and expand the scope for testing and piloting initiatives between both countries. By engaging in these activities, we aim to bolster healthcare system development in both nations and pave the way for innovative cross-border partnerships.

The event will host a diverse array of attendees, including representatives from government bodies, startups, SMEs, corporations, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and investors. It serves as the inaugural step towards a sustained collaboration between both countries within the health innovation sector.

Event topics and focus areas:

  • Telemedicine and Remote Patient monitoring platforms for different health issues
  • AI driven technology (to support work efficiency, data management, decision making, treatment plan and communication etc)
  • Digital Health Platforms and Apps, inc. wearables (disease prevention, patient engagement, real time health monitoring, etc)
  • Personalized Medicine and genome data (genomic sequence technologies; personalized medicine based on individuaal genetic profiles)
  • Precision Medicine, redesigning the approach to diagnosis and treatment
  • Use of Blockchain in Healthcare (health data and interoperability)
  • Technology focused on mental health
  • Assistive Technologies (for surgery, different procedures etc)

Event Outcomes:

  • Direct contacts with different stakeholders;
  • Support from partners to foster cross-border collaboration (mentoring etc);
  • Sharing and gaining knowledge for/from different stakeholders;
  • Insights of Estonian/Finnish innovation tackles and collaboration points;
  • Overview of cross-border funding opportunities.


  • Mr Vesa Vasara, the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the Republic of Estonia
  • Mrs Signe Riisalo, Minister of Social Protection of Estonia
  • Finnish State of the Ministry (tbc)

13:00-13:05 Opening words by Vesa Vasara, the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the Republic of Estonia

13:05-13:15 Greetings/Keynote by Signe Riisalo, the Minister of Social Protection of Estonia
13:15-13:25 Greetings/Keynote by Finnish State of the Ministry (tbc)
13:25-13:40 Insight of Estonian health innovation projects/collaborations. Karl-Henrik Peterson, Executive Board and Head of IT Systems department, Estonian Health Insurance Fund
13:40-14:00 Insight of Finnish health innovation projects/collaborations. Jukka Lähesmaa, Senior Specialist, Department for Steering of Healthcare and Social Welfare/Unit for Digitalization and Information Management, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland
14:00-14:15 Networking break

14:15-14:20 Introduction of Estonian/Finnish companies

14:20-14:30 Estonian company (tbc)

14:30-14:40 Finnish company (tbc)

14.40-14.50 Estonian company (tbc)

14:50-15:00 Finnish company (tbc)

15:00-16:00 1:1 matchmaking start (10min meetings between stakeholders, pre-validated)

16:00-16:30 Networking

Only four companies will have the opportunity to pitch their solutions, while others can engage in networking sessions throughout the event. The most intriguing solutions will be pre-validated with stakeholders (SMEs/Corporations/Pharma/Hospitals).

We look forward to welcoming you to this insightful event fostering innovation and cross-border partnerships in the healthtech sector!

Tehnopol HealthTech Community, led by Tehnopol Science and Business Park, is the largest HealthTech community in the Baltics. Tehnopol HealthTech Community used to carry the name Connected Health Cluster, which successfully facilitated 26 joint projects between various stakeholders in Estonia during 2015-2023. Currently, the Tehnopol HealthTech Community is focusing on supporting the companies and organizations through innovation funding, prioritizing cross-border collaboration, supporting with export markets and building the community. Tehnopol is part of various EU projects (e.g. through Horizon and Interreg) to support digital health collaborations and developments.

Tehnopol Startup Incubator creates a strong growth environment for startup companies. The growth program offers the participating companies meaningful and practical training and expert support from the best mentors in Estonia and Europe, with the aim of finding an initial investment or reaching export markets. Tehnopol Startup Incubator is part of the comprehensive support service of Tehnopol, the largest science and business park in the Baltics.

Health Incubator Helsinki is a unique three-year incubator program for research-based health sector teams and startups. The program was initiated in 2019 by the City of Helsinki and the University of Helsinki to drive the transformation of health innovation, research findings and expertise into international business, and to attract new talent and companies to Helsinki, Finland. Health Incubator Helsinki is embedded in a wider collaborative health ecosystem spanning the Helsinki capital region and it is supported by a broad network of healthcare industry experts, entrepreneurs and investors.

Business Helsinki provides a wide range of services catering to the city’s business, innovation, tourism and employment services. Our goal is to support and accelerate the sustainable growth of the city, Helsinki-based companies and their employees.

Estonian Investment Agency is Estonian goverment organization, part of Enterprise Estonia that offers comprehensive, one-stop consultancy services, free of charge, which are always tailored to meet potential and existing companies precise needs. Our objectives are to increase Estonia’s international competitiveness and to develop entrepreneurship and the living environment.

Enterprise Estonia is a public sector institution that seeks to promote the Estonian business and economic environment by providing services that promote entrepreneurship and internationalisation. Our activities contribute to achieving the long-term strategic goals of the Estonian economy and our further aim is to facilitate the process of Estonia becoming one of the most competitive countries in the world.

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