SHIFT 2017 (Turku)

SHIFT 2017 (Turku)

Event Date: 31 May 2017


SHIFT is a two-day event-taking place between the 31.5 – 1.6.2017 in Turku Castle and the Castle’s surroundings as well as the former Kakola prison.

SHIFT brings smaller players to the same table with the big guys, empowering collaboration between growth companies and corporations across industry borders.


There are different program slots that have connection to the health sector or might be interesting for people working in health sector.

Health panel

1.6. 11:30-12:30

Panel conversation of the future of health sector. Focused to the pre-emptive care: how to stay healthy?


31.5. 10:45-11:30

Henrik Hautop Lund Technical University of Denmark Headline: Robotics

Professor Henrik Hautop Lund, Center for Playware, Technical University of Denmark, is World Champion in

RoboCup Humanoids Freestyle 2002, and has more than 200 scientific publications.

He has invented to the patented modular interactive tiles for playful prevention and rehabilitation. He is currently board

member of the 20m euro Patient@Home project in Denmark – and partner in the 1 billion euro EU Human Brain Project. In

all cases, the modular playware technology approach is used in a playful way to enhance learning, creativity and activity

amongst anybody, anywhere, anytime.

31.5. 13:15-14:00

Christoph Auer-Welsbach IBM Watson Headline: AI

Experienced founder, product manager, venture community builder, and speaker on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain

and Internet of Things. Focusing on Cognitive Computing as the leader of IBM Watson Partner Innovation in Europe,

and applied Artificial Intelligence as the initiator of City.AI. Christoph is from Austria and lives in Netherlands now.

Here is more info IBM Watson and how it’s connected to health sector:

1.6. 10:00-10:45

Neil Harbisson Cyborg / artist Headline: The Renaissance of our Species

Neil Harbisson is contemporary artist and cyborg activist best known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and

for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible

colours such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves. Harbisson identifies himself as a cyborg, he feels both his

mind and body are united to cybernetics. He doesn’t feel he is using or wearing technology, instead he feels he is



Program and registration

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