Webinar: Opportunities with RICH for EU stakeholders

Webinar: Opportunities with RICH for EU stakeholders

Event Date: 7 March 2019

Time: 17:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs  (IST) / 12:30 hrs to 1:30 hrs (CET)

InnovatioCuris foundation of healthcare & excellence (ICFHE) is proud to announce the third of a knowledge series of webinars with ScanBalt and Tartu Biotechnology Park.


Ajit Rangnekar

Director General, Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad, India

Ajit Rangnekar,is currently the Director General of Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad, a Telangana Government initiative to take Innovation in Lifesciences, Food, Agriculture, Defence, Aerospace and Sustainability to Market.

Prior to that, he was the Dean of Indian School of Business, where he espoused Entrepreneurship and Innovation in real, socially important sectors of Emerging Economies. He has been a member of many committees and sits on the Board of companies and Foundations.He was appointed as a director of Graduate Management Admission Council, the sole Indian on the team.

He is Chairman of Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation, Chair of Social Venture Partners, Hyderabad, Advisory Board member of t-hub.

Prior to ISB, he was in HongKong for over twenty years, primarily with Price Waterhouse and PwC, handling various roles such as Country Head, and East Asia Head of Telecom practice.

He is a graduate of IIT, Bombay, and did his post graduation in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. He is passionate about socially responsible innovation.



Dr Jaanus Pikani

Chairman, Tartu Biotechnology Park, Estonia

Dr Jaanus Pikani has been practicing surgeon in head and neck oncology, hospital manager of National Cancer Centre and Tartu University Hospitals (www.kliinikum.ee).

He was secretary general of the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia and the chief of staff of the President of Estonia. Dr. Pikani has been active member of the team that orchestrated transition of the Estonian health care from the Soviet type system to the most cost-efficient health care system globally recognized by the World Bank.

Dr Pikani was among the initiators and architects of the Estonian Genome Project (www.geenivaramu.ee/en), a globally unique population based health and genome databank of 50,000 participants or 5% of Estonian population as of now.

Currently Jaanus is an entrepreneur and consultant in health care, medical technology and technology infrastructure companies. He is the chairman of the Tartu Biotechnology Park (www.biopark.ee) and board member of number of life science and health care companies.

He is also chairman of ScanBalt, a biotech meta-cluster organization in ScanBalt BioRegion, composed of the health and bio economy communities in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Northern Germany, Northern Netherlands and North-Western Russia with more than 60 universities and over 3000 companies active in the region (www.scanbalt.org).

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About the organizers:

InnovatioCuris Foundation of Healthcare & Excellence (ICFHE)

ICFHE the not-for-profit arm of InnovatioCuris (IC), a unique organization and which brings deep healthcare expertise, a scientific rigour on applying global innovation models & management processes by leveraging IT to deliver healthcare at an optimum cost. IC partners with world class academic institutes, government bodies, NGOs and healthcare organisations to create a collaborative ecosystem for piloting new interventions (systems and processes) to improve the healthcare delivery.

Our knowledge platform caters to a growing community of 40,000+ people globally. We have a mission to improve the quality of care and reduce the cost of healthcare delivery. We do this by working with large scale providers and stakeholders in health sector in India and abroad.


ScanBalt® fmba is Northern Europe’s Leading Accelerator for Inter-regional Cooperation envisioning the region as a Global Hotspot for Health and Bio Economy. ScanBalt creates value by promoting innovation and business, fostering inter-regional collaboration, reducing barriers, enhancing visibility and attracting resources.

ScanBalt BioRegion is composed of the health and bio economy communities in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, northern Germany, northern Netherlands and north-western Russia.

Tartu Biotechnology Park

Tartu Biotechnology Park (TBP) provides physical infrastructure as well as business development and consultancy services to companies and R&D institutions in the fields of biotechnology, medicine and veterinary medicine. It supports companies in finding cooperation partners and is active in the establishment process of new companies.

The activity of TBP stands on five pillars – quality, cooperation, competence, information and innovation. The aim of TBP is to create a favorable and developing environment for the promotion of biotechnological entrepreneurship in Estonia. In order to achieve its aims and to provide better services TBP engages in active cooperation with Estonian and foreign biotechnology companies, research and development institutions, foundations for the development of entrepreneurship and biotechnology and other organizations, including state agencies and local authorities. TBP also participates actively in the programs and projects financed by the European Union and Estonian government.

ScanBalt members: