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Aug 3, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020

8th Annual Training Course in Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship for European Students

SPARK Finland organizes together with European SPARKs and University Technology Sydney in Australia the 8thAnnual Training Course in Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship. First time in its history, this intensive course is organized online for European participants.

The goal of the course is to train students to develop skills in design thinking, brainstorming, product development, business skills, and commercialization for unmet medical needs and to become more creative, innovative and savvy in translational research in the Biomedical Sciences. This is taught through lectures, group work and presentations.

Course information:

Dates: August 3rd – August 14th 2020 (requires active full-day participation).

Venue: Zoom

Selection Process: The participants are selected in the order of enrollment, based on their motivation and cv evaluated by SPARK Finland management team. Selections will be informed by 3.7.2020. 

Participants: up to 40 participants from European SPARK programs (5 per program). PhD students or post docs from SPARK associated universities, and hospitals.

In Finland, more information is given by outi.vaisanen@tuni.fi

How to Apply in Finland: Fill in the application form  latest on July 1st 2020

Selection Process: The Finnish participants are selected in the order of enrollment, based on their motivation and cv evaluated by SPARK Finland management team. Selections will be informed by 3.7.2020. 

Cost: 50 € for students outside SPARK Finland teams(including VAT). SPARK Finland will cover the rest of the cost. The cost is non-refundable.

(Note: course is free for members of SPARK Finland project teams)

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Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 3, 2020

Life 2020 (Tampere, FIN) – CANCELLED

Life 2020 is a global congress of the life sciences, to be held in Tampere, Finland in September 2020. Organized with EMBO, Life 2020 will showcase cutting-edge research in cell and developmental biology, metabolism, neuroscience, immunity, molecular medicine and evolution. It will comprise symposia featuring international research leaders, participatory workshops addressing real-world issues, and social events with a special Finnish flair. It will be an opportunity for Europe’s life scientists to meet, network and develop their careers and research together.

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Sep 7, 2020 - Sep 9, 2020

MIXII BioMed 2020 (Tel Aviv, ISR)

Within the arena of health care, quality of life is viewed as multidimensional, encompassing emotional, physical, material, and social well-being. Human lifespan could soon pass 100 years thanks to medical science and technology. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, genomics and other technologies may lead to an extended life. In today’s modern society, there exists a “religious” fervor of prolonging life at a potential cost of reduced quality of life. In the upcoming MIXiii-BIOMED 2020 conference we will focus our attention to this very important issue of “Quality of our extended lives – Pros and Cons”. Our previous successful conferences hosted over 6,000 industry executives, scientists, doctors, engineers and investors, including approximately 1,000 international participants from over 45 countries and more than 4,500 one-on-one meetings.

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Sep 7, 2020 - Sep 9, 2020

HIMSS & Health 2.0 2020 (Helsinki, FIN)

The most influential digital health conference in Europe will be returning to Helsinki, Finland on 7-9 September 2020 for three days of the latest innovation, exciting learning and unmatchable networking opportunities. The conference will welcome over 3,000 healthcare leaders and more than 200 speakers from the entire ecosystem under the same roof, gathering the best of both worlds: the HIMSS expertise and thought leadership and the Health 2.0 network of entrepreneurs and investors.

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Sep 8, 2020 - Sep 10, 2020

Nordic Life Science Days 2020 (Malmö, SWE) – CANCELLED

Nordic Life Science Days is the largest Nordic partnering conference dedicated to the life science industry. The high quality of topics and presenters provide insight into the most recent trends in science and business. NLSDays attracts leading decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as finance, research, policy and regulatory authorities.

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Sep 15, 2020 - Sep 16, 2020

MedFIT 2020 (Grenoble, FRA)

With 700 international participants from 25+ countries, MedFIT is your opportunity to connect with international key innovators in the MedTech, diagnostic and digital health sectors. As the leading European partnering event, MedFIT provides the ideal environment to help industry players to source early-stage assets, to facilitate the emergence of collaborative projects between big players, public research institutions, start-ups and SMEs, to increase licensing opportunities, to obtain funding and to facilitate market access.

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Oct 5, 2020 - Oct 7, 2020

The MedTech Conference 2020 (Toronto, CAN)

The MedTech Conference will bring together more than 3,000 attendees to network, conduct business, gain access to capital and share insights… Featuring world‑class plenary speakers, cross‑cutting educational programming, valuable networking and business development opportunities, The MedTech Conference is a must‑attend event for the industry’s prominent and most promising companies.

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Oct 26, 2020 - Oct 28, 2020

BioEurope 2020 (Munchen, GER)

The 26th annual BIO-Europe® event is the largest biotechnology partnering conference held in Europe. Over 4,400 global decision makers from biotechnology, pharma and finance annually attend BIO-Europe to identify new business opportunities and develop strategic relationships. Business development executives and dealmakers consider BIO-Europe a must-attend event and an effective business strategy enabling them to meet and present to numerous potential partners.

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Nov 16, 2020 - Nov 19, 2020

MEDICA 2020 (Dusseldorf, GER)

The Medica is the world’s largest medical trade fair for medical technology, electromedical equipment, laboratory equipment, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. The fair takes place once a year in Dusseldorf and is open to trade visitors only. In November 2019 Medica had about 5600 exhibitors from 68 countries and more than 120.000 visitors from 176 countries.

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Nov 19, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020

Slush 2020 (Helsinki, FIN)

Slush is the leading startup event in the world… A gathering of 25,000 curious minds, including 3,500 startups and 2,000 investors.

Slush is a student-driven, not-for-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship.

Slush is built to be a vehicle for change.

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Dec 1, 2020 - Dec 2, 2020

BioFIT 2020 (Starsbourg, FRA)

With the highest attending rate of academics, TTOs and research institutions, BioFIT is the place where academia-industry collaborations get started. BioFIT has become the meeting point in Europe for tech transfer and for sourcing early-stage innovations stemming from public research institutions, academic spin-offs and emerging biotech companies. Together with big pharma, biotech and diagnostic companies, BioFIT operates as a platform to build partnerships for all public and private actors. BioFIT is also the European marketplace for pre-seed, seed and Series A investment in Life Sciences.

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