Health Design 2018 – Experience better healthcare

Health Design 2018 focuses on the healthcare user experience. Who needs your health product or service? How can you engage better with your customers?

At Health Design 2018 you will learn about clinical and patient experiences, in order to develop care and improve outcomes both in and out of the hospital. The event brings together healthcare, design and technology professionals, where products and services are showcased with great user experience.

The event culminates in the 20 000 € Health Design Pitching Competition, sponsored by Instrumentarium Science Foundation. Pitching Competition application deadline is Thursday, November 15th 2018 – apply now!

Health Design 2018 will answer questions such as:

  • How to utilize clinicians’ experience when developing new products and services?
  • How are services designed to take patients and their families into account?
  • How will smart devices and digitalization change our experiences about health?

Health Design 2018 is organized by Northbay, Healthtech Finland and HUS Helsinki University Hospital in partnership with Aalto University.


Nov 29th, 2018
9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.


Aalto University Learning Centre


Tickets are available for 150 € at the Health Design web shop
Partner with us or join the exhibition


  • Saara Hassinen, CEO at Healthtech Finland / Session Chair
  • Tero Pihlajamäki, Industrial Designer & Usability Specialist at Planmeca
  • Milvi Soosalu, User Experience Designer at GE Healthcare
  • Satu Pesola, Head of Development at HUS Testbed
  • Merita Kaunisto, Project Coordinator at Kuopio Living Lab
  • Anne Pitkäranta, Research Director at HUS / Session Chair
  • Prashant Jha, Fellowship Director of Biodesign at AIIMS, Delhi
  • Visa Sippola, CEO and Co-Founder of Surgify
  • Anna-Maria Henell, CEO and Co-Founder of Disior
  • Virpi Roto, Chair of Aalto Experience Platform / Session Chair
  • Nicolas von Flittner, Product design lead at M4ID
  • Paul Lillrank, Chairman of the board at Aalto Health Platform
  • Lekshmy Parameswaran, Co-Founder of The Care Lab, Recipient of President’s Design Award Singapore 2018
  • Otto Olavinen, Co-Founder, Health Design, CEO at Northbay/ Session Chair
  • Jere Finne, Service manager at Care Center Helsinki
  • Timo T. Makkonen, Specialist at Health Village/HUS Virtual Hospital
  • Kari Kivelä, Co-Founder, CTO HW and Teemu Kurppa, CTO SW of Oura ring 2 Red Dot Awards in 2018, Best product in Helsinki Design Week 2018

We hope to see you at Health Design 2018!