About the Event
The influence of the cultural context and tech developments for women wellbeing
For this year’s Swiss-Korean Innovation Week on the theme of “diversity”, Tech4Eva is partnering with the Science and Technology Office and Embassy of Switzerland in the Republic of Korea and invites you to attend this hybrid event.
FemTech is a term applied to a broad range of technologies dedicated to women’s health and wellbeing, e.g. fertility/pregnancy, female oncology, period/menopause health.
There are still health disparities caused by the “gender data gap” (lack of female data or male-bias), taboos around the open discussion of female health issues and misinterpretation of the term FemTech as “women in tech”. That is why it is especially important to highlight this rapidly expanding industry (market value estimated to be worth USD 50 billion by 2025 ) and its social importance.
Tech4Eva’s 2022 program kicked off in April and will last 9 months. Among selected start-ups, which will all be receiving mentorship by experts and specialized workshops, those interested and with potential in the Korean market will have the opportunity to pitch during the public roadshow event. In the weeks after the public event, follow-up meetings will be organized with Korean experts and investors.
This public event aims to raise awareness on themes directly connected to women wellbeing with reference to the cultural context. In a dialogue, experts from Korea and Switzerland will address topics like prevention, treatments and development of technologies with special attention to the psychological and regulatory aspects in the two countries. In addition, examples of latest technologies developed for women wellbeing will be highlighted by participants of the Tech4Eva Roadshow.
11:00 Welcome Remarks
11:10 Tech4Eva Initiative
Speaker: Lan Zuo Gillet, PhD, Deputy Managing Director, EPFL Innovation Park
11:20 Spotlight Success Story in Korea
Speaker: Jiwon Park, Founder, SAIB
11:30 Tech4Eva Showcase of Selected Growth Stage Start-ups
11:45 Panel Discussion: "Influence of the cultural context and tech developments for Women Wellbeing"
Speakers: Peter Chung, Head Doctor, Houm Clinic, Chiweon Kim, Partner, Kakao Ventures and CEO, Seoul Wise Hospital, Ji-young Kim, CEO, StartupWomen
Moderator: Kelly Hyunjung Shin, Founder, KINSDAY
12:15 Tech4Eva Showcase of Selected Growth Stage Start-ups
12:30 Open Q&A Session
12:40 Closing Remarks
Speaker: Alessandra Apicella, Head of Science & Technology Office Seoul, Korea