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Where researchers and experts meet

Are you looking for one event to take part in this autumn?

Look no further! This is it!

The Thematics TeamUp event will gather together experts and researchers from Health, Diagnostics and Drug Development (HDDD) and Health Campus Turku. So put your multidisciplinary hat on and get ready for a crash! We are inviting you for a fun and relaxed yet informative afternoon accompanied by a tasty menu and music. The idea is to get people to mix and meet, expand their networks and quite possibly walk away with new ideas for collaboration.

In the key note speech, The online space is for humans – and so must be the data, we will dive head first into the world of data and learn why data is not just for engineers. Our captivating guest speaker, Katariina Kari, will share her expertise on data and knowledge graphs by telling us why it is essential to understand the language of our intended target audience when communicating online, whether internally or externally. Most of our work and communication today happens online, and increasingly so. Why should we care about data and how does a more human friendly data serve our collaboration partners and internally, our organization. Katariina Kari is the lead ontologist at Inter IKEA Systems and she holds a Master in Science and Master in Music specialising in semantic web and guiding humankind to the digital age.

Thematics TeamUp: Health Campus Turku meets HDDD

Monday 24 October 2022 at 12:00-16:00
Visiting Centre Joki, Cave

Preliminary Program

12.00    Lunch and opening of the event
Jyrki Heino, HDDD chair of executive committee
Pekka Hänninen, Health Campus Turku chairman of the steering group
12.30    Key note speech
Katariina Kari, Lead Ontologist, Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
The online space is for humans – and so must be the data
13.00     Introducing Health Campus Turku:
Leena Setälä, VSSHP Director of Development
Janne Lahtiranta, TScP Network Manager
14.00    Prime networking moment – don’t walk away empty handed
Tuomas Riihimäki in piano, together with coffee and bubbly
14.30    Introducing Health, Diagnostics and Drug Development thematic
15.30    Panel discussion / Closing words: How can we benefit each other if
at all?
16.00    The event ends

Registration to the event is open until Monday 17 October

> Click here to register!

Please note that the registration is binding.
However, if you have to cancel you participation please inform Maija Lespinasse (

Thematics TeamUp is a continuous series of informal networking events for researchers and collaborators interested in the different topics. The networking events are hosted by the six thematic collaborations of the University of Turku.