Morning Health Talks 2024: Open Innovation in Healthcare – Initiatives and Collaborations

We will kick off this year’s Morning Health Talks series on the 14th of May. With the focus on open innovation between the private and public sectors in healthcare, we are discussing the opportunities and obstacles within ongoing and potential initiatives in oncology.

Time: 14 May 09:30 – 12:30 EST
Location: Workland Vabaduse • Pärnu maantee 12, 10148 Tallinn, Harju maakond/ Zoom
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Looking to find ways to collaborate on a meaningful level with the healthcare stakeholders? Trying to aim for common goals and fulfil the potential of an open innovation consortium? Come join us in the discussions and a morning coffee at the coworking centre Workland Vabaduse.


9:30 Gathering and snacks
10:00 Introduction
10:05 Presentations

Lung cancer patient pathway project in Estonia Paulin Jürjens – project manager, Science and Business Park Tehnopol
Establishment of Estonian Cancer Center – opportunities and challenges Kadi-Liis Veiman – project manager for Estonian Cancer Center, Ministry of Social Affairs
Vision Zero Cancer Ebba Hallersjö Hult – Head of Vision Zero Cancer

11:00 Panel discussion, moderated by Kitty Kubo, Government Office of Republic of Estonia

Made Bambus, advisor at Department of Health System Development, Ministry of Social Affairs
Dr Lenne-Triin Kõrgvee – Head of Cancer Centre, Tartu University Hospital
Katrin Schmidt – Baltic Medical Lead Oncology, AstraZeneca Estonia

12:10-12:30 Networking


Katrin Schmidt is leading oncology medical team in AstraZeneca Baltics. Has broad experience in international Pharma industry since 1997 in different organisational setups in Nordics and Baltics. Her career in different sales, marketing and medical roles has enabled to contribute to adoption of innovation in clinical practice. By background Katrin is a graduate from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tartu, field of sports medicine. Katrin brings experience of implementing multiple organisational changes and driving local and cross country collaboration projects. She believes in power of cooperation and partnership in value based health care. She sees great potential in developments in health care and innovation, making smart decisions based on health data. The aim of partnerships is to contribute to healthcare sustainability and creating new opportunities for advanced patient care with future needs in mind.

Ebba Hallersjö Hult is the Co-Founder and Head of Vision Zero Cancer, leading the mission-oriented innovation hub, which is financed by the Swedish Innovation Agency, Vinnova. Prior to establishing Vision Zero Cancer in 2019, she served as Global Head of Health Care & Life Sciences at Business Sweden and before that as Trade Commissioner and First Secretary at the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine. She holds a BSc in Political Science and International Relations from University of Gothenburg.


Made Bambus (MA) is an advisor at the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia. Her main task is to implement the goals of the Estonian cancer control action plan, involving policymakers, stakeholders, clinical experts, patient associations and civil society.

Paulin Jürjens is a healthtech development specialist at Tehnopol. Her work involves supporting various health-related companies in developing their products or services, facilitating export, and raising capital. She fosters collaboration between different stakeholders in order to support innovation in healthcare, manages various projects, (such as the Lung Cancer Patient Pathway project), mentors startups and much more. She holds an MSc in physiotherapy from the University of Tartu and is currently pursuing an MSc in digital health at Tallinn Technical University.

The presentations are in English, but the panel discussion will be held in Estonian.

Participation in this event is free but needs registration. The number of seats for participation on-site is limited. The event is organised as a hybrid event and the online participation information will be sent after registration before the event.
Start of event: on-site at 9:30 EST and online at 10:00 EST.

The event is organised by Tartu Biotechnology Park within the program of EIT Health. If you have any questions, please write us an e-mail at or contact us by phone at +3725223834.