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Helsinki 3.3.2020

Health Tuesday: New opportunities in EU Funding

Team Finland House, Porkkalankatu 1

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Kari Klossner
Program Manager, Smart Life Finland
kari.klossner (at)
+358 400 717 298

8.00 Opening Words
Pekka Rantala, Senior Advisor, National Contact Point, Horizon 2020

8.05 Horizon2020 EU funding – what, why  and how?
New EIC Accelerator for SMEs
Heini Günther, Expert, NCP, Business Finland

8.20 Case: Biomendex Oy
Kaarlo Paakinaho, CEO, Biomendex Oy

8.35 ECSEL – an opportunity for Health companies
Pirjo Pasanen, Principal Consultant, Spinverse
Kari Leino, Senior Advisor, Business Finland

8.50 Presentation of contact persons for Horizon 2020

9.00 Networking

9.30 Main Health Tuesday event ends

9.30 Roundtable on EU Funding; Q&A – Meet the Experts
Chair: Pekka Rantala
Expert panel: Jukka Häyrynen, Heini Günther, Kari Leino, Raimo Pakkanen, Pirjo Pasanen

Horizon 2020 – Horizon Europe transition, Pekka Rantala

  • What do we already know on Health theme in Horison Europe, the transition from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe

More information on EIC accelerator

  • Blended finance in EIC – Jukka Häyrynen
  • Green deal, Women entrepreneurs, TRL levels- Heini Günther

ECSEL for Health companies, future Innovative Health Initiative (IHI)

  • Upcoming ECSEL/IMI joint call – Kari Leino, Pirjo Pasanen

10:30 Roundtable session ends

In addition to Helsinki, Health Tuesday will be live-streamed to several parallel events in Finland, which have their own registrations:


You can follow the event through a webcast and watch the roundtable session here.

Please find the presentations below:

Opening words

Horizon 2020 funding

Biomendex presentation

ECSEL funding

European partnerships in Horizon Europe

IMI2 Call 21 Coronavirus