On January 26, the small, fine online event “HTH Virtual: Climate and Health” celebrated its successful premiere. For the first time, this session was organized as a digital “warm-up round” for the big face-to-face event “HTH: Pitch & Partner” on March 30 at Med Uni Graz.
90 interested people from 30 countries followed a morning of very different inputs delivered live from the Lendhafen Graz, which had been transformed into a “streaming studio”. Emma Somerville and Michael Kerschbaumer from SFG moderated.
In the first key note, Franz Prettenthaler, Director of Joanneum Research LIFE – Institute for Climate, Energy and Society spoke about the consequences of climate change for human health. In the second key note, Lars-Peter Kamolz, Head of the Research Unit for Safety and Sustainability in Healthcare and Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the LKH-University Hospital in Graz, addressed the question of what sustainable aging actually is and how it can be supported.
The health cluster Human.technology Styria, represented by cluster head Lejla Pock and business developer Lorenz Neuhäuser, gave three winners of the Corporates Calls of the previous years a platform to talk about their experiences. Then, the current Corporates – Hannes Allmaier from the research center Virtual Vehicle and Wolfgang Kratky from the association “Smart Ageing”, formulated their challenges for for the Corporate Call 2023.
Lisa-Maria Katholnig, ICS, presented the EU project “DESIRE” (Development of E-Health Solutions Improving Resilience in Europe), which supports SMEs in gaining access to European digital health markets. An important input was also provided by Tarja Enala, Senior Advisor, Health and Wellbeing, Invest in Finland, with her short presentation on the Finnish Digital Health & Health Care market.
The online program concluded with around 40 pre-booked B2B meetings under the patronage of the Enterprise Europe Network.