Do you have solutions, prototypes, concepts or ideas that could increase the quality of life for the frail elderly and people with disabilities, and make it possible for them to live independently in their own home? If your are interested in taking on a big challenge, and introducing innovative solutions, join the Nordic Independent Living Challenge competition event at GE Health Innovation Village and learn more about the unique opportunity.

The event is targeted to small and medium-sized companies, health tech startups and design community. The Nordic Independent Living Challenge competition and theme is introduced from the perspective of city provided services and the end-users. It is also possible to work with own idea(s) and network with other likeminded participants in design oriented workshops.

Coffee, tee, refreshments and buns
13:00 Welcoming words
Mikko Kauppinen, GE Healthcare Finland

13:10 Introduction of the Nordic Independent Living Challenge competition
Kaisa Spilling, Forum Virium Helsinki
13:30 Meet the end-users
Juha Kronqvist, Diagonal
14:15 Customer perspective – What city would need?
Anna-Liisa Niemelä, City of Helsinki
14:25 Designing better cities and better services
Pablo Riquelme, Design Driven City

14:35 Networking around ideas
15:30 Conclusions 

16:00 Event ends 

The event is organised by GE Health Care/GE Health Innovation Village and Forum Virium Helsinki in collaboration with Nordic Innovation, City of Helsinki and Design Driven City.

For more information, please visit Nordic Independent Living Challenge



Aika: 02/09/2015 – 13:00 – 16:00 – 02/09/2015 – 13:00 – 16:00
Paikka: GE Health Innovation Village, Kuortaneenkatu 2, 00540 Helsinki