Healthday.si 2018

Slovenian ECHAlliance ecosystem gathering

“Financing of Innovations in Healthcare”

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After last year’s Healthday event, which attracted more than 150 attendees, we are ready for bigger & better!

 This year’s Healthday, on the 3rd of December will focus more on how to fund SMEs and their solution / product development, so that their innovations reach target customers quicker and penetrate the market more efficiently.

 In the first part of the event, we will showcase how foreign e-Health ecosystems function, integrate and support innovations. We are looking forward to welcome the representative of the Dutch ecosystem as a key note speaker. Additionally, we will host Estonian guest speaker from Tallin Science Park; also, we are again hosting our Hungarian speaker who will show what they did in 1 year since he presented. Following panel discussion we will present the Partnership for innovation in healthcare in Slovenia which connects key stakeholders in the cycle of bringing healthcare innovations to patients and doctors. The panel discussion introductory speech will be given by Mateja Urlep, an experienced innovator of the largest scale.

The second part of the event will turn to SMEs and give them an opportunity to highlight the most advantageous strategies to best utilize the available funding schemes, which is also a great opportunity for Dutch’s e-Health SMEs to share experience & network with Slovenian companies. We are going to showcase at least 6 different practices of financing development and commercialisation of solutions as: national public funds, VC and angel investments, SME Instrument and other opportunities related to EU funds, such as Marie Curie, H2020 and others used by Slovenian SMEs, ICO (initial coins offerings), investments and/or collaborations with strategic partners, practice of Slovenian case SRIP (strategic innovation partnership) etc.  The event will end with a panel of biotech companies.

The event’s accompanying program will provide opportunity for study visits of selected companies, B2B meetings and at the conference attending companies will have an opportunity to present innovative products or solutions at the so-called Show of Technology.

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Here are some of our key speakers, altogether we have 30 speakers and presenters. A record of all HealthDay.si events so far. Check out who are the people behind the photos on our speakers page.


MAIN EVENT, December 3rd 2018, in Technology Park Ljubljana







Welcome address Jožka Hegler, TPLJ in Tomaž Gornik, Marand


A Dutch remedy: How to realize and implement privately or public privately financed med-tech innovations and how public healthcare systems can benefit from them, Jack van Lint, NLC Healthtec Venture Builders

+ questions and answers


Estonian case – How to empower the e-health ecosystem and key agents, Piret Hirv, Tallin Science Park

+ questions and answers


From social innovations to AMLab in 1 year - Akos Eder, PBN & DigitalLife4CE 


Round table: Partnership for innovation in healthcare

Keynote address: Mateja Urlep, TikhePharma

Anka Bolka, ZZZS

Maja Benko, AS

Sašo Novak, Triglav ZZ

Mojca Cvirn, Tehnološki park Ljubljana and

Gregor Cuzak, ECHAlliance


Coffee Break


Types of financing: Real-life examples of solution development & commercialisation in Healthcare

Introduction: Tina V. Vavpotič, Marand and Xlab


· Public instruments: Primož Grajžl, MedicoApps

· Venture capital: Nejc Škoberne, Genialis

· Venture capital and angel investments: Marko Bitenc, GenePlanet

· Strategic research-innovation partnerships - EKO Smart: Aleš Smokvina, Marand

· Strategic partnership: Eva Kovač, Mikropis

· EU funding: Gregor Pipan, Xlab

· Strategic partnership: Željko Khermayer, Feelif


AR showcase: Peter Kuralt, Iryo


Light lunch


Panel discussion with investors and funding providers:

Jack Van Lint - NLC, Jaka Vadnjal - Lon, Branko Drobnak - Business Angels of Slovenia, Tomaž Gornik - Marand, Giovanni Loser - Biovalley Investments

Moderated by Nina Dremelj, AlpVent AG


Biotechnology in therapy and industry - best practices

· Antonio Sfiligoj - project ARTE, GMP in a box

· Miomir Knežević or Ariana Barlič, Educell

· dr. Jana Erjavec, Biosistemika

· Rok Košir, Labena

· Matevž Kmet, Acies Bio



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3. 12., 9:00-16:00:

Show of Technology – companies will present their solutions and innovations

Powered by Coop4Halthcare, co-financed by Interreg Slovenia-Austria

Moderated B2B with presenters and their companies, apply for your B2B meeting to mojca.cvirn@tp-lj.si.

powered by Care4Tech, co-financed by Interreg Alpine Space Programme

4.12.2018, 10:00, at TPLJ:

Med in Leipzig will present opportunity to learn how to reach & enter German market. Apply for the meeting to mojca.cvirn@tp-lj.si

Powered by DigitalLife4CE, co-financed by Interreg Central Europe Programme

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HealthDay.si partners and supporters

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HealthDay.si organising board:

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