Technology Transfer Between Research Institutes and Industry

June 7 - 8, 1996, Oulu and Rovaniemi, Finland

Organized by the Biomedical Engineering Program, University of Oulu

Satellite Symposium of

10th Nordic Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering


NEW Abstracts and photographs from the Symposium are available here NEW

Fridy, June 7th

09.00 Bus for Polar Electro visit, departure at Oulu Railway station.

10.30 Industrial visit to Polar Electro, Ltd

Transportation to Medipolis Center

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Opening, Kalevi Kiviniitty, associate professor, University of Oulu

13.30 Richard Lucic, Director of External Affairs, Duke University, North Carolina, USA: "Cooperative research and technology transfer"

14.15 Erkki Soini, professor, University of Turku: "From basic research to a product"

15.00 Coffee break

15.30 Siegfried Bocionek, Dr, Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany: "Innovation management in the medical engineering industry"

16.00 Raimo Sepponen, professor, Helsinki University of Technology: "Problems in R&D in medical engineering"

16.30 Pirjo Koivukangas, docent, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health: "The Finnish model of welfare cluster and its application in Oulu region"

16:45 Poster exhibition and coffee

18.00 Bus transportation to Rovaniemi with a short sight-seeing tour in Oulu

22.00 Midnight sun dinner party at Hotel Ounasvaara

Saturday, June 8th

09.00 Case Studies

10.00 Panel and open discussion, chairman John Koivukangas, professor

11.30 Lunch at Hotel Ounasvaara

12.30 Visit to the Arktikum house: the Arctic Centre and the Provincial Museum of Lapland

15.00 Visit to the Arctic Circle

Free time for e.g. shopping or meeting Santa Claus

17.30 Visit to the Lappia House (43KB picture):

18.30 Reception of the City of Rovaniemi in Alaruokanen house

21.00 Transportation to Tampere by train

A sleeper compartment reserved for symposiumn participants

Sunday, June 9th

06.00 Arrival in Tampere, the sleeper car remains at the station until 10 am

More information and registration details are available here

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Last modified June 20, 1996 by Eero Kouvalainen