Helsinki to become a partner in the new Radical Health Festival Helsinki 2023

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Helsinki strengthens its position as a city promoting health innovation by participating as a partner in the Radical Health Festival Helsinki, to be held in Helsinki in June. The Radical Health Festival Helsinki is a new European health festival to be held at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus) from 12 to 14 June 2023.

The themes of the Radical Health Festival Helsinki are artificial intelligence, mental health, the effects of climate change on health, active ageing, cybersecurity, innovation, and the digitalisation of the health sector.

These themes are also promoted by the Health Capital Helsinki (HCH) cluster, which is built on the strong science campuses in the Helsinki region. HCH brings together local organisations in health and life sciences, as well as in health technology and social and health care. Through the cluster, the HUS Helsinki University Hospital, the Cities of Helsinki and Espoo, the University of Helsinki, Aalto University, and the Metropolia and Haaga-Helia Universities of Applied Sciences aim to achieve considerable growth in health-sector expertise and related business.

Helsinki also has a strong presence in the steering group of the event. The steering group is chaired by the executive director of the social services, health care and rescue services division of the city of Helsinki, Juha Jolkkonen. Helsinki has made sustained efforts to develop future welfare services with start-ups and business partners, including piloting new digital services for the social and health care sector.

“Together with our partners, we are constantly looking for new opportunities to offer Helsinki residents new digital services that enable us to improve the availability of services and support self-care options. The Radical Health Festival Helsinki is a great way for us to network with professionals in the field and to hear about new opportunities in digital services. We definitely want to be among the forerunners in the use of digital services”, says the executive director, Juha Jolkkonen.

“The Radical Health Festival Helsinki brings together European professionals in digital health. We see the event as an opportunity to strengthen the cooperation between companies, researchers and the entire health-sector ecosystem, and to support start-ups and promote the internationalisation of their business. Finland has a lot to offer, as we are among the leading countries in the field of digitalisation and innovation in the health sector”, says Jussi Kivikari, the Messukeskus business manager in charge of the event.

The Radical Health Festival Helsinki offers participants an interesting programme, while its exhibition offering simultaneously makes it a strong commercial platform for meetings between investors, buyers and solution providers.

Radical Health Festival Helsinki: 12–14 June 2023, Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus) | | #radicalhealthfestival


Organising partners of the Radical Health Festival Helsinki:

The event is organised by the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus) and éditohealth.

Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre is the largest event organiser in Finland, producing high-quality events and renting out facilities and services for live, hybrid and online events. Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre is responsible for the sales and marketing of the Radical Health Festival Helsinki, as well as for the partnerships in Finland.

éditohealth is an international healthcare thought leader and event organiser, with more than thirty years of international experience in organising conferences and exhibitions focused on healthcare management. éditohealth is responsible for the management of the international strategic partnerships of the Radical Health Festival Helsinki and for content creation for the event.

More information:

Pia Heikkurinen
Specialist, capacity for renewal, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra
Secretary general and event architect, Radical Health Festival Helsinki I +358 50 4651025

Sean Roberts
Strategic relations officer, éditohealth I +33 619 553 339