ECHAlliance Nordic Ecosystem Gathering @ Radical Health Festival Helsinki

ECHAlliance is organising its first Nordic Ecosystem Gathering, which will take place on the 12th of June from 13:00 to 16:30 CET during the digital health festival Radical Health in Helsinki, Finland.

This Nordic Ecosystem Gathering will bring people from the regions and we want to use this opportunity to discuss their needs in relation to the uptake of digital solutions, and also the upcoming demand-supply sessions. It will also include a short session on the DigitalHelathUptake project.

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  • Andy Bleaden, Communities Director, ECHAlliance
    ECHAlliance: Who are we?
    Our 4 pillars, community and ecosystem network

Section 1: Sweden

In this session, we will launch our Swedish EU Presidency Connector as well as hear from some of our ECHAlliance community in Sweden.

  • Adriana Díaz, Communities Manager, ECHAlliance
    Launch of the Swedish EU Presidency Connector
  • Ulf Ivarsson, Chairman, Moxiam
    Swedish company working across our ecosystem network in the Nordics by Moxiam
  • Michel Silvestri, PhD, Head of Unit, Department of Coordination, Swedish Ehealth Agency
  • Anže Droljc, Director Of Business Development, Better
    Open data by Better

Section 2: DigitalHealthUptake

  • Karolina Mackiewicz, Innovation Director, ECHAlliance
    How can Digital Health Uptake be accelerated in the Nordics and remote areas – hosted by Digital Health Uptake project

Section 3: Launch of Green Health

  • Andy Bleaden, Communities Director, ECHAlliance
  • Karolina Mackiewicz, Innovation Director, ECHAlliance

Section 4: Estonia
An introduction to the ECHAlliance Estonian Connected Health Cluster Ecosystem

  • Hille Hinsberg, Member, Estonian Connected Health Cluster

Section 5: Norway
An introduction to the ECHAlliance Norway Health Tech Ecosystem and Norwegian Smart Care Cluster

  • Sergio Ferreira, Senior Innovation Advisor, Norway Health Tech Ecosystem; EU Advisor, Norwegian Smart Care Cluster

Section 6: Finland
An introduction to the ECHAlliance Finnish ecosystems and the work of ECHAlliance members VTT and McKinsey

  • Kaisu Sutinen, Senior Business Advisor, Health Capital Helsinki
  • Aki Gröhn, CEO, Kuopio Health
  • Kari Pirinen, Development Manager, Regional Council of Central Finland
  • Minna Komu, Network Director, BusinessOulu, OuluHealth
  • Pia Nyman, Finland Vaasa Welfare Technology Ecosystem
  • Kari Kohtamaki, Senior Advisor, VTT; Ambassador, ECHAlliance Group
    Implementing research and innovation to market by VTT
  • Heikki Tarkkila, Associated Patner, McKinsey
    Health and Wellbeing Economy in the Nordics by McKinsey

Section 7: Denmark
An introduction to the ECHAlliance Region South Denmark Ecosystem and the Nordic Health 2030 Ecosystem

  • Christian Mercado, Head of our Digital Innovation Unit, Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark
  • Lars Münter, Communications Lead, Nordic Health 2030 Ecosystem

Section 8: Thematic Innovation Ecosystems

ECHAlliance Thematic Innovation Ecosystems (TIEs) target cross-border themes led by our ecosystems and members to match need and solution and foster collaboration. In this session, we will hear about our recently launched Health Data TIE.

  • Leena Rasa, Senior Lecturer, JAMK University of Applied Sciences
    Health Data Thematic Innovation Ecosystem co-led by HYTKI

Wrap-up & conclusions

  • Andy Bleaden, Communities Director, ECHAlliance



12 June 2023


12 June 2023
4:30 pm


Helsinki, Finland @ Radical Health Festival

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