Upgraded Life Festival

Thursday, May 31 - Friday, June 1 2018

Helsinki, Finland

Join us at the Upgraded Life Festival

Upgraded Life Festival is the leading startup-driven health innovation event in the Nordics. This year the 5th edition takes place, again in the heart of one of the largest hospitals in Europe. Gathering 1200+ international key stakeholders from the health industry, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

With the mixed audience of startups, corporates, investors, healthcare professionals, academics and ecosystem partners, the festival connects the dots for a mutually benefiting system of all actors contributing to health exploring the holistic union of health and wellbeing. In spotlight are themes such as AI, value based care, data in healthcare, personalized healthcare, digital health and many other!

Why should a startup attend?

Upgraded Life Festival is just the right size for you to meet your future partner, investor or client and to engage in a deeper discussion with them.

Why Finland?

  • Finland ranks among the three strongest health tech economies in the world
  • Health tech is the largest high-tech export segment and keeps on growing
  • Finland provides an ideal testbed environment – several top university hospitals are bringing medical professionals and startups together
  • Finland has a thriving culture of digital health innovations

A platform for Dutch companies

The Netherlands Embassy offers a platform for Dutch companies to present themselves at ULF and will therefore bring a Dutch ‘booth’ to the festival. We invite companies to participate in our booth and benefit from additional visibility.

Companies can also take advantage of the matchmaking service of the Upgraded Life Festival. This tool will help you to connect to the right people.The embassy provides the booth, companies have to buy their own ticket to the festival. Via the embassy you can get a code for a 10% discount on the 2-day tickets. Other additional costs are flights, accommodation and food/drinks. We will help you in making the best out of your participation and we look forward to seeing you in Helsinki!


Please register a.s.a.p., latest 15th April at helea@minbuza.nl.


If you have any questions, please call or email us.

More about the festival

To get the feel of the festival, check out the 2017 edition on Youtube. Follow the event on social media with the hashtag #ULFFI and @HealthSPAfi, and join the Facebook event to see who else is going.

Participants to our events can be recorded on photo and/or video. The Leiden Bio Science Park organisation has the right to use these captured images for promotion purposes through its own website, social media or other publication channels. In case you do not approve your picture to be published, we kindly request you to inform us by e-mail: office@lbsp.nl.

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