Helsinki Think Company Lounge

Helsinki Think Company’s Lounge
Day 2 / 8:30-15:00

Looking for a place to sit down for a meaningful conversation with a new contact? Join Helsinki Think Company on Wednesday at the Lounge in Basaari for a cup of brew! Hear about the new health & life science hub in Terkko and new opportunities at this entrepreneurial society of University of Helsinki!


Doctor & Startup Meetup
Day 1 / 15:00-16:00

Are you in need of a doctor’s opinion on your startup’s solution? Do you have a solution to be used by doctors and need user insight? Whether you need feedback or a new perspective, now is your opportunity! Apply for the Doctor & Startup Meetup at ULF and get one hour of chat time with doctors. Pekka Lahdenne, Kaisa Kotisaari and Jarkko Pajarinen from HUS will be there to discuss your solution with you.

Application deadline 21th April!

Attendees must own an ULF ticket in order to register and attend this session.

Sponsored by: Uudenmaan Liitto



Service Prototyping – How to involve people in designing health care services
Day 1 / 10:30-11:30

Service prototyping allows an iterative and collaborative way for service innovation, which can be measured and validated. At Hellon, we have developed service prototyping methods and successfully implemented with many clients to boost service innovation. We call them “idea lab”, “concept lab” and “live lab”. In these labs, we simulate new customer journeys by prototyping new service touch points. Then we invite customers, employees and other stakeholders to this simulated environment to go through the journey and provide feedback.

In our workshop, we will explore these different methods, and share real case examples from health care, and airports. In addition to the service innovation, we also believe this methodology accelerates organisation’s transformation towards a more customer centric direction

Green Stage

Smart Health Pitch Competition by OP
Day 2 / 12:30 – 13:30

Pitch your startup to Innovation Challenge week (8.-11.5.) In the Innovation challenge week you will compete with other teams and innovate your product/service to fit in OP’s services. In the Smart Health Program OP grants up to 5 health and wellness startups up to 50 000€ each to build pilots for the Finnish market.

OP is looking for startups in Workplace Health, Self Improvement and Health Platforms.

Application Deadline 14th April!

Idea Factory

How to Get Funding from International Foundations?
Day 2 / 12:30-16:00

An info session for both Academic Medical Center Helsinki senior researchers and Upgraded Life Festival attendees.  Topics to be discussed: type 1 diabetes research, endocrinology & metabolism, biotechnology-based synthesis & production research and application-oriented life sciences research with commercial potential. Speakers include Risto Renkonen, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki / Novo Nordisk Foundation within Nordic region, Scientific Officers Susanne E. Hede and John Peter Wittschieben / JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), JDRF Research Staff Representative.

Organised by: University of Helsinki, National Institute for Health and Welfare and Helsinki Business Hub

Idea Factory

Women & Healthtech Networking Breakfast
Day 2 / 8:15 – 9:15

Would you like to meet and get to know women working in the healthtech industry? Welcome to Women & Healthtech Networking Breakfast on April 26 at 8.00 at Biomedicum.

During the session, over a light breakfast, we will offer a networking opportunity with women pushing forward the healthtech industry (entrepreneurs, doctors, investors, ecosystem players).

The breakfast has a capability for 50 people and is part of ULF 2017 program. Attendees must own an ULF ticket in order to register and attend this session.

Press Event | Health Capital Helsinki and HealthSPA
Day 2 / 11:45 – 12:45

As a part of ULF, Health Capital Helsinki and HealthSPA will organize an invitee-only press event on transforming life science and health technology research into business and into global success stories.

The event will give you an overview of the opportunities related to research commercialization and the various tools developed to support it. In addition, you will get to know promising startups on the field and hear how they have developed from a research idea into an innovative commercial application. The event will include a light lunch.

Design Award “Best user experience” by Tieto
Day 2 / 14:45 – 15:00

Leveraging the latest technology is critical if your application is going to make a splash. But equally critical is how you tame that technology, how you wrap it up and how you present it to your users. At this year’s event, Tieto and InVision will be teaming up to give out a design award (and some cool prizes) to the application with the best user experience.

The winner will be selected from among the registered exhibitors. No additional registration required, but Upgraded Life Festival ticket is obligated to participate.

The award ceremony will take place on 26th April, 14:45.

31 May - 1 June 2018 Helsinki #ULFFI