Venue: Online webinar Organizer: Kuopio Health Date: 23.09.2020

Health Forum – New Digital Solutions for Healthcare 23.9.2020


Health Forum – New Digital Solutions for Healthcare gathers regional health data projects and their synergies around Kuopio. Innovative utilization of data is current in many ongoing projects and their conclusions could provide new opportunities for collaborations.

Forum afternoon is combined with expert presentations and  a workshop session, where participants are divided into small discussion and ideation groups. Discussions are facilitated by our innovation ja technology experts.


By attending the seminar, you’ll have a chance to:

  • Get an overview of health technology related data projects going on at the Kuopio region
  • Share your insights concerning the utilization and commercialization of health data
  • Familiarize yourself with top experts and knowledge within Kuopio region
  • Participate in the conversation about how startups and companies can benefit from health data research
  • Initiate possible future partnership discussions

Health Forum will be held in collaboration with:

IBM, VTT, Istekki, UEF, DigiCenterNS, AI Hub, KUH and Neurocenter Finland.



Place – Virtual webinar

Entrance – Free

Spoken language and presentations – in ENG



12.30-12.35 Welcome and short introduction to event – Aki Gröhn Kuopio Health

12.35-12.50 Development of clinical decision support tools based on the therapeutic and economic value – Markus Forsberg, VTT

12.50-13.05 Public-Private-Partnership for AI development: Case Brain Tumor Research – Mikael Fraunberg, Neurocenter Finland

13.05-13.20 Developing Kuopio Data Lake towards a SOTE AI-Hub – Arto Mannermaa, AI Hub

13.20-13.35 Kuopio Biomedical Image Analysis Image Center – Jussi Tohka, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences/UEF


13.35-13.40 Short Break


13.40-13.55 Experts in Medical Computing – Markku Kellomäki, Savonia Applied Sciences

13.55-14.10 5G for health solutions – Aki Happonen, DigiCenterNS

14.10-14.25 Health data lakes and data integration possibilities – Jyrki Tirkkonen, Istekki

14.25-14.40 From data to information and insight – Pekka Leppänen, IBM

14.40-14.50 Company Insights to the future of Health Data – Silo AI, Jukka Remes/ Petteri Mäki


14.50-15.00 Break and moving to the workshop rooms


15.00-15.40 Workshop: Bottlenecks in utilization of health data and how to solve them. Find novel and better ways to do collaboration between projects or organizations in a field of health data.

15.40-16.10 Workshop wrap-up and discussion

16.10-16.20 Next steps – Aki Gröhn, Kuopio Health





More information or questions:

Kaisa Railanmaa, Development Manager / +358 50 532 1545

Aki Gröhn, CEO / +358 50 403 7540