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Messukeskus, Helsinki 14.6.2022

Cancelled: HIMSS 2022 Side Event: Finland as an Innovative Location for AgeTech co-development

Messukeskus, Restaurant Mesta
Messuaukio 1, Helsinki

The event has been cancelled and it will be arranged in the near future. New date will be announced later.

More information

Kari Klossner
Head of Smart Life Finland Program
Business Finland, Health & Wellbeing
kari.klossner (at)
+358 400 717 298

Meria Heikelä
Director, Business Finland, London
meria.heikela (at)
+44 778 715 3014

Join us in June to learn more about Finland as an Innovative Location for co-development of AgeTech solutions, like digitally assisted technologies, products and services that are designed to improve the lives or care of the ageing population.

The aim of the event is to open up for example real-life operating environments, where new products and solutions are co-developed together with companies, healthcare professionals, homecare providers or operators of assisted living facilities and end-users.

This event is targeted for participants, that are active or have an interest in co-development of new AgeTech solutions, distribution or sales of existing solutions, procurement of solutions or investment into sector companies.

The event is free of charge and does not require registration for HIMSS 2022.

World-class AgeTech Innovations from Finland


8.45 Coffee and registration

9.15 Welcome - Moderator of the event
Riikka Paasikivi, Senior Consultant and Business Finland Health Programs Partner, Spinverse

9.25 Keynote, Smart services for elderly – ambitions and actions
Jukka Lähesmaa, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 

9.45 Health technology - a view from an ageing population perspective
Saara Hassinen, CEO, Healthtech Finland

10.05 Overview of Finnish AgeTech testbeds
Katja Rääpysjärvi, Development Manager, South Karelia Social and Health Care District

10.20 Unique Remote care solutions from Finland
Toini Harra, Principal Lecturer, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

10.35 Finland as an Innovative Location for AgeTech co-development
Meria Heikelä, Director, Business Finland, London and Kari Klossner, Head of Smart Life Finland Program, Business Finland

10.45 Q&A to speakers (all speakers to the podium), discussion

11.15 Networking + Lunch
Following the program participants will have the opportunity to network with leading Finnish companies focusing on the ageTech segment

12.00 Event ends

Please note that in the afternoon there is an opportunity to visit the Kalasatama Health & Wellbeing Centre

Visit to the City of Helsinki, Kalasatama Health & Wellbeing Centre
14.6.2022 at 12:30 - 14:45

Kalasatama Health and Well-being Centre provides integrated health care and social services tailored to the service-needs of the client. The centre has a new space solution and ongoing service development with an emphasis to shift towards digital services. Provides service mainly for the working-age population. Some services for children, young and elderly. The services include health station, dental, psychiatric and substance abuse services; physiotherapy and occupational therapy; youth and adult social work and social guidance services, services for the disabled and laboratory. The centre has over 500 social and health care professionals, is open Mon–Fri 7 a.m.–8 p.m. and approx. 1,800–1,900 clients are visiting the building per day. Please note there will be a €70 fee.

Read more in HIMSS webpages.