Date: 18 October 2017
Venue: Energia avastuskeskus, Põhja pst 29, Tallinn
ScanBalt Forum 2017 presents and discusses ongoing activities of the EU Baltic Sea Region strategy flagship ScanBalt and accelerates new ones, coordinates between projects and promotes synergies.
Overall ScanBalt Forum targets the strategic objective of ScanBalt “BSR as one test and development site for health care products and services”.
The Forum this year pays special attention to digital technologies and health data in a Baltic Sea region cross-border perspective, commercialization and how to integrate entrepreneurship in education and export of educational methods.
The organizers of ScanBalt Forum 2017 are Tartu Biotechnology Parkand ScanBalt. On a rotating basis ScanBalt Forum moves from region to region as an annual event.
It costs only 75 EUR to participate in this day filled with discussion and planning for the future.
ScanBalt Forum 2017 is organized in partnership with the “Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health” conference in Tallinn, which focus on how digital technologies and wider use of health data are changing our lives and the ways of healthcare.
Draft program (changes can occur)
09:00 General Assembly and ExCo for the association ScanBalt fmba (by invitation, members only)
10:00 Opening by Chairman of ScanBalt, Jaanus Pikani – Key messages to the participants
12:00 Lunch 13:00 Commercialization in Health Care – BSR as one test and development site (Chair Gudrun Mernitz, BioCon Valley)
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 Entrepreneurship and education in HealthCare – Export of knowledge (Chair Peeter Ross, Tallinn University of Technology)
16:30 Preparing for the future
For more information, a more detailed programme and registration please see the ScanBalt Forum 2017 website.
Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health 16–18 October 2017, Tallinn
"Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health“ will focus on how digital technologies and wider use of health data are changing our lives and the ways of healthcare.
The conference will show already existing digital health solutions, use-cases and technologies to demonstrate that value-adding citizen-centric health services and systems are the reality and the future has already arrived to be made available to all Europeans.
Tallinn will bring you the latest developments in three hot topics:
- Building citizen-driven demand in eHealth
- eHealth supporting the value driven and sustainable health and social services
- eHealth as a driver of innovation and economic development
The topics of discussion will include:
- Giving citizens access and more control over the use of their health data
- Cross-border exchange of health data
- Making better use of health data for research and innovation
- Creating the right conditions for a digital single market in health – interoperability, cybersecurity, data protection
The conference will bring together the EU policymakers and Member State ministers responsible for health, patient organization representatives, national and international IT and healthcare companies, health professionals, healthcare managers, and the R&D sector.
Registration for "Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health“ is scheduled to be live in May 2017.
Further information and a detailed agenda will be made available in due course.
Health in the Digital Society. Digital Society for Health is organised by Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs and the Government Office as part of Estonia’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
For more information, please see eHealthTallinn 2017 website.
According to the census, there are 9,614 “other” Finno-Ugric people living in Estonia: Erzyas, Mokshas, Udmurts, Komis, Karelians, Maris, Hungarians, Finns, Ingrians, and many others. Overall, there are around 25 million Finno-Ugrians in the world. Still, the number of those who speak Finno-Ugric languages keeps declining, says doctor Natalia Abrosimova of the Tallinn University School of Humanities. The main problem among the Finno-Ugric people in Russia is the lack of language policies and nation states in the area.
Read more about the study of Dr. Abrosimova on Tallinn University website.
“Creative Economy Spearhead Themes in the Triangle City Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region – A Feasibility Study“
The feasibility study project “Collaboration between the Triangle Cities Tallinn-Helsinki-St. Petersburg in the field of creative industries” mapped out the common interests to cooperate between the creative industry actors in Tallinn, St. Petersburg and Helsinki. The project arranged roundtable meetings in each city during the spring and summer. During the roundtable meetings common themes could be found quite easily. Ideas were also already in the early stages intertwined with other than the creative industries. This shows that the application of creative competence in other sectors, so-called “creative economy” is well understood by the actors in the Triangle City region. The rountable sessions also showed that there is a consensus among the actors that co-operation in the field of creative industries and creating joint offerings would increase critical mass and visibility.
Creativity Lab together with Nordic Council of Ministers, Estonian Business School and Creative Business Cup are organising the Creative Entrepreneurhip Academy (CEA) in January 18-22, 2016 in Tallinn (Estonia) and Helsinki (Finland). The 5-days training programme includes interactive sessions and practical workshops, field trips and internationally renowned speakers.
The session is desighned for representatives of organisations and authorities that are responsible of creating strong creative ecosystem for talents and businesses to grow.
Tallinn Business Incubators (TBI) has been providing business support in Tallinn, Estonia since 2006. Over the years, it has helped around 170 companies to enter the market and grow their business. However not everyone makes the cut – more than 400 have applied – as TBI needs to be sure that there is return on every invested euro, either via new jobs that have been created or increased export numbers.
TBI offers real support through business support and advice given by our team and wide network of business mentors, including exporters, experienced fashion industry professionals, marketing experts and law specialists. Each incubee has their own consultant who makes sure that the companies receive tailor-made advice. Strategies and plans are always discussed together.
Situation analysis of existing occupational health service systems in NDPHS countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Norway, Russia and Germany (2012)
Jankauskas, R., Eičinaitė-Lingienė, R., Kartunavičiūtė, J.
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
The aim of the survey was to analyse the practical set-up of Occupational Health Services (OHS), describing their structures, conten and professionals engaged, in selected NDPHS countries.
Cargo Traffic on the Helsinki-Tallinn Route (2011)
Sundberg, Pekka; Posti, Antti; Tapaninen, Ulla
University of Turku, Centre for Maritime Studies
The twin-city model has found to increase economical activity and well-being. The similar economical, social and cultural background of Finland and Estonia as well as the EU integration give good preconditions to create a twin-city of Helsinki and Tallinn.
INIS - International Node Information System for the Rail Baltica Growth Corrdor (2012)
Heiland, Martin; Kämmerer, Grit; Winter, Mareen
The transport within the Rail Baltica corridor is dominated by truck. By using an information system shifting of freight transport from road to rail can be supported.
Competing Transportation Chains in Helsinki-Tallinn Route: Multi-Dimensional Evaluation (2012)
Lappeenranta University of Technology
The purpose of this research is to sketch some multi-dimensional evaluation from the alternatives of Helsinki-Tallinn general cargo transportation flows.
The Baltic Sea Hub and Spokes
Partners: Ports of Gothenburg Sweden, Århus, Denmark and Tallinn, Estonia
The Baltic Sea Hub and Spokes project is a project co-funded by the TEN-T Motorways of the Sea programme that creates the necessary framework for an integrated maritime transport system.
PISM Policy Paper no. 37: Energy Policy in the Baltic States—United or Separate? (2012)
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Energy security is a priority for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia—three former Soviet republics that are still dependent on supplies from Russia.
Integration of the Baltic states into the internal energy market of the EU (2013)
University of Tampere
The focus of this thesis is the integration of the Baltic States into the Internal Energy Market of the EU. The object of the study is the Baltic States. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are isolated from the energy system of the EU and cannot create free and open energy market.