Greater Helsinki Innovation Days

The Greater Helsinki Innovation Days are organized 13 and 14 October 2010 in the Finnish pavillion “Kirnu”, Shanghai. The theme of the event is user-driven innovation and co-operation between Finland and China.

The program includes keynote speeches from both China and Finland, representing some of the finest players of the innovation scene from both countries and from thematic innovation environments. The aim of this event is to share expertise and to build new business relations between China and Finland for beneficial innovation partnership and collaboration.

The event is organized by Greater Helsinki Promotion, Forum Virium Helsinki, Active Life Village, RFID Lab Finland and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

The programme of the event is below.

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Programme: Wednesday 13 October 10am – 7pm

*Please note this is a preliminary programme. All rights to programme changes are reserved.

10:00am Registration & Coffee

10:30am Opening, Moderator Mr. Jarmo Eskelinen CEO Forum Virium Helsinki

Finnish Chinese Technology Co-operation Committee and China Development Bank

  • Deputy Mayor Jukka Peltomäki, City of Vantaa: “Finland China Technology Cooperation Committee”
  • Commissioner, Wang Guijun, China Development Bank: “China Development Bank co-operation in FCTCC”

Golden Bridge – A new platform for Finnish and Chinese business cooperation

  • Customer Services Director Ms. Marika Mäkelä, Greater Helsinki Promotion

11.30am-12pm Break

12pm Sino-Finnish Innovation cooperation: case ATDF and Living Labs

  • Professor Lou Yongqi, Tongji University Design Factory
  • Professor Matti Hämäläinen, Aalto University

12.30pm Overview on Helsinki Region Innovation Environments

  • Mr. Ossi Savolainen, Regional Mayor, Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
  • Mr. Olli Nuuttila, CEO, Active Life Village
  • Mr. Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO, Forum Virium Helsinki
  • Mr. Jukka Wallinheimo, Executive Director, RFID Lab Finland

1pm-2pm Lunch
2pm-5pm Forum Virium Helsinki “Smart City” session

This seminar will focus on introducing the Finnish Smart City services, alongside concrete case examples from Forum Virium Helsinki’s portfolio of digital services. We will also present the European Network of Living Labs and provide a chance for business matchmaking.
Moderator Mr Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO Forum Virium Helsinki

2pm – 3:30pm

  • Mr Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO Forum Virium Helsinki: “Forum Virium Helsinki introduction”
  • Dr Alvaro Oliveira, President of the European Network Of Living Labs: “The European Network of Living Labs- from Policy to methodology”
  • Mr Pekka Koponen, Development Director, Smart City Project Area, Forum Virium Helsinki: “Building Enablers for Smarter City”
  • Mr Timo Danilotschkin, CEO Proactum Oy: “The concept of Pro-Infotainment Center, Intelligent Information Management and Publishing System for Screens”
  • Questions

3:30pm – 4pm: Break

4:00pm – 5pm

  • Prof. Zhen Yu Gu, Director of Media & Interaction Design Centre, Shanghai Jiao Tong University: “Design for Emotion”
  • Ms Helena Hyvärinen, Executive Director, Media Project Area, Forum Virium Helsinki: “Case Stadi.TV, and the Digital Guestbook”
  • Ms Zhenyu Ying, VP of R&D of VELO Information Technology (Shanghai), Inc.: “Touch and Enjoy with VELO”
  • Questions, conclusion

5pm: End of session

5pm: Buffet dinner, networking , live music and lucky draw!

Programme: Thursday 14 October 10am-7pm

*Please note this is a preliminary programme. All rights to programme changes are reserved.

Moderator Ms. Kristal Li, General Manager, FinChi    

10:00am Registration & Coffee

10:30am Opening

Dr. Paavo Väyrynen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development

10:50am-1pm: RFID and Future Applications session

Learn about RFID utilization both in current solutions and in future applications. Hear case studies by RFID Lab Finland, National RFID Base Shanghai, Fudan University AutoID Lab and RFID companies. Network with your future business partners during the breaks.

 10.50am – 11.10am RFID Industry in China

Ms. Ji Jingqiu,  Director, Shanghai Base of National RFID Industrialization

11.10am – 11.30am RFID Industry in Finland

Mr. Jukka Wallinheimo, Executive Director, RFID Lab Finland ry

11.30am – 11.50am RFID in Future Applications

Professor, Ph.D., Min Hao, Auto-ID Lab, Dept. of Microelectronics, Fudan University

11.50am – 12.10pm Q & A, discussions, coffee break

12.10pm – 12.30pm RFID Markets & Applications that Drive the Industry, “Where Is the Beef?”

Mr. Samuli Strömberg, Vice President, Marketing , UPM Raflatac

12.30pm – 12.50pm RFID business benefits and trends in industrial applications

Mr. Jarkko Miettinen, Vice President, Technology Development, Confidex Oy

12.50pm – 1.10pm Introduction to Fashion Innovation with RFID

Mr. Hu Peizhi, Area Manager, RDN Finland, COO, SENSO Asia Ltd

End of the RFID session

1.10pm – 2pm Lunch, networking

2:15pm-5pm Active Life Village session

Active Life Village Ltd with its Finnish partners, Aalto University and Laurea University of Applied Sciences, in cooperation with Chinese partners will present wellbeing innovations and concepts, for example Caring TV and Active Life Home. In addition to presentations and demos you can participate co-creating innovative new concepts for wellbeing and care services.

2.15pm Opening and presentation, Good life in Finland for elderly people, Dr Juha Metso, Deputy Mayor, Director of Social Services and Health, City of Espoo

2:25pm Statement from Shanghai Health Bureau (TBC)

2:35pm Presentation by Shanghai Changning District Governor Secretary (TBC)

2:45pm Statement from Tekes Shanghai (Name TBC)

2:55pm Statement from Shanghai Municipal Science & Technology Commission, (TBC)

3:05pm Photo and Signing Ceremony of the MoU of Aalto University, Changning Health Bureau, National Engineering Research Center for Broadband Networks & Applications and Shanghai Huashan Information Technology Ltd.

3.15pm Opening, Moderator Managing Director Olli Nuuttila, Active Life Village Ltd

3:20pm Developing an international test bed for ICT based Aging Care solutions, Prof. Matti Hämäläinen, Aalto University (Joint speech with Changning Health Bureau)
3:30pm CaringTV concept, Dr. Outi Kallioinen, Vice President, Laurea University of Applied Sciences

3:40pm Orkidea hospital concept, Project Manager Elina Kylmänen-Kurkela, Espoo Hospital, KimmoLintula, partner, K2S architect agency.

3:50pm Active Life Home concept, Olli Nuuttila, Managing Director, Active Life Village Ltd

4.00pm Closing and discussion, Olli Nuuttila

4:10pm – 5.00pm Networking and visiting the stands

– Live Caring TV program at Kirnu from Finnish elderly care people (between elderly people in Finland and Shanghai)
– Active Life Home concept with its partners
– Orkidea concepts


5pm-7pm Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences session

Opening address will be held by Ms. Riitta Konkola, President of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. Presentations: The theme of this session is R&D co-operation with multinational enterprises and research institutes. Partner meetings and networking.

5.00pm Opening Address, Ms Riitta Konkola, President of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

R&D co-operation with multinational enterprises, universities and research institutions

    * The success story of ERA Electric Car
    * Case: VisualRFID development project with KONE
    * Case: Ubiquitous Helsinki – Vantaa Airport

Educational solutions for aging population health and rehabilitation challenges

7pm – 9pm Evening Reception on the VIP floor, courtesy of Metropolia 

Buffet opens

Live music by Metropolia Pop Jazz, Heini Hautamäki Band

Guided tours to 2nd floor Exhibition


9.00pm Closing of the event

Time: 10/13/2010 – 10:00 – 10/14/2010 – 19:00 – 10/13/2010 – 10:00 – 10/14/2010 – 19:00
Venue: The Finnish Pavilion “Kirnu”, Shanghai


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