ScanBalt Forum 2017 (Tallinn): Open for registration!

ScanBalt Forum 2017 (Tallinn): Open for registration!

Event Date: 18 October 2017

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ScanBalt Forum 2017 presents and discusses ongoing activities of the EU Baltic Sea Region strategy flagship ScanBalt and accelerates new ones, coordinates between projects and promotes synergies.

Overall ScanBalt Forum targets the strategic objective of ScanBalt “BSR as one test and development site for health care products and services”.

The Forum this year pays special attention to digital technologies and health data in a Baltic Sea region  cross-border perspective, commercialization and how to integrate entrepreneurship in education and export of educational methods.

The organizers of ScanBalt Forum 2017 are Tartu Biotechnology Park and ScanBalt. On a rotating basis ScanBalt Forum moves from region to region as an annual event.

ScanBalt Forum 2017 is organized in partnership with the “Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health” conference in Tallinn, which focus on how digital technologies and wider use of health data are changing our lives and the ways of healthcare.


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Venue: Energia avastuskeskus, Põhja pst 29, 10415 Tallinn,

Draft program (changes can occur)

09:00 General Assembly and ExCo for the association ScanBalt fmba (by invitation, members only)

10:00 Opening by Chairman of ScanBalt, Jaanus Pikani – Key messages to the participants

  • Overview of the development of ScanBalt BioRegion (Peter Frank, ScanBalt)

10:30 A Digital  Health Agenda for the BSR – Steps towards practical implementation (Chair Jaanus Pikani, ScanBalt and Tartu Biotechnology Park)

  • Baltic Fracture Competence Center: Cross border fracture registry promoting better patient care and innovation (Anna Eckers, Life Science Nord)
  • IC Health: Digital health literacy as a prerequisite for application of innovative solutions (Thomas Karopka, ScanBalt)
  • Example of web-based application for monitoring of quality of care through indicators (Stevic Sinisa, ASKVA)
  • The Economic Footprint of the Health Economy in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the whole of Germany (Dr. Dennis A. Ostwald and Benno Legler, WifOR)

Discussion: How can BSR become a global front runner in Digital health?

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Commercialization in Health Care – BSR as one test and development site (Chair Gudrun Mernitz, BioCon Valley)

Discussion: How can BSR be a global front runner in commercialization in HealthCare?

14:30 Coffee break

15:00  Entrepreneurship and education in HealthCare – Export of knowledge (Chair Peeter Ross, Tallinn University of Technology)

Discussion: How can we gain benefits from cross-border collaboration and export our knowledge?

16:30 Preparing for the future

  • How to fund our new ideas and projects: Overview of health related upcoming calls and funding programmes (Frank Graage, Steinbeis Team Northeast)
  • Concluding remarks and announcement of ScanBalt Forum 2018 (Jaanus Pikani, ScanBalt and Tartu Biotechnology Park)


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