Vigo Innovation Summit, February 11th 2016

To launch a business today, you need to know what customers are going to want tomorrow. Mega trends are redefining the world and creating new business and investment opportunities. What are the fastest growing industries? What are the most potential segments to create value and extract profits? How is the financing landscape changing? What are the new alternative sources of capital for SME’s? How to attract and keep the best talent to fully exploit the opportunities?

Vigo Acceleration Program will hold its second Innovation Summit on February 11th, 2016, bringing together a diverse group of entrepreneurs, accelerators, financiers and experts from hot fields to share the latest knowledge, learn from each other, and explore emerging opportunities.
Date: Thursday February 11th 2016
Time: 12:30-19:00
Place: Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo
Address: Töölönkatu 51 a-b, 00250 Helsinki
Admission fee: Free of charge


Hosts: Mr.  Petri Niemi, g2Invest and Mrs. Tarja Teppo, Cleantech Invest Oy
12:30  Registration
13:00  Opening Remarks, Sakari Immonen, Teollisuusneuvos, TEM
13:10   Top 20 global mega trends and their impact on business, Iain Jawad, Frost & Sullivan
13:40  Which are the best sectors to be in for the next five years? Share visions and ideas with us!
– Fighting climate change as a business opportunity,  Kaisa Hernberg, Afablan
– 10 business opportunities in healthcare industry, Matti Eskola, Finnmedi
– Future of shopping, Arhi Kivilahti, Kesko
– Economic potential and business opportunities in Circular Economy, Heikki Sorasahi, Sitra
-Potential of industrial robots, Jyrki Latokartano, TUT
Robots for entertainment and household robots, Ville Kyrki, Aalto
–  IoT: Business opportunities for SME’s, Kari Terho, Elisa Oyj
14:40  The next wave of business models, Iain Jawad, Frost & Sullivan

15:00   Coffee

15:20  The hottest business opportunities and trends in selected countries,  Raine Hermans, Team Finland Future Watch
15:40  The changing landscape of financial markets, Dr. Neil Lee, LSE
16:10  Vigo accelerators portfolio case stories:
– Invented by Russians –  accelerating Russian startups, Jan-Erik Nyrövaara, Helsinki Ventures
– Case Cabforce; Kaj Hagros, KoppiCatch
– Case Frontier: Kommeet
17:00 Accelerating success – Overview of Vigo  and next steps
17:15 – 19:00  Networking buffet