Abstracts and photographs from the Symposium are available here
09.00 Bus for Polar Electro visit, departure at Oulu Railway station.
For further pick-up stops and times see here
10.30 Industrial visit to Polar Electro, Ltd
Transportation to Medipolis Center
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
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
"The Charm of Lapland"
21.00 Transportation to Tampere by train
A sleeper compartment reserved for symposiumn participants
06.00 Arrival in Tampere, the sleeper car remains at the station until 10 am