Triin Kask is the design thinking coach at the Bioinnovation Day. Triin is an experienced startup entrepreneur, trainer and mentor. She is the CEO at Metatellus, a company developing AR products, and serves as an active board member at Estonian Founders Society where her role is to take care of diversity in startup ecosystem. 
Norman Vester, founder of the social enterprise Communicare, writes about himself: "My ambition took me to Britain after graduating from primary school, where I studied economics, political science and higher mathematics in high school. When I applied to the University of Tartu, I realized how many opportunities I have as a student, and I created my own social enterprise that won the title of the best social enterprise in Brain Hunt." He currently works also at KPMG as an auditor.

Viljam Viljasoo studied nature resources in University of Life Science and graduated in communication management from the University of Tartu. He has worked in the field of marketing & communications, has made salesman work, organized different profit and non-profit projects. Now he is learning and helping others mainly through business advisory services at Tartu Ärinõuandla. Viljam is member of Junior Chamber International Estonia (JCI Estonia), since 2011.
Merike Leego is Innovation Manager at EIT Health Scandinavia, the European Commission funded network that promotes innovation in health sector and brings together stakeholders to implement close-to-market-ideas into everyday healthcare via supporting its financial instruments. Merike Leego has extensive experience in coordinating scientific research projects. She has held position of Marketing Manager and Intellectual Property Manager in several biotech companies in Estonia, and she also reads lecture on bio-entrepreneurship at University of Tartu.

Aivar Pere has long experience of coaching and supporting science-based start-ups at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre of the University of Tartu.


Kadi Lubi, PhD, MA is a program director at Digital Health curriculum, TalTech. She holds master’s degrees in pharmacy and communication management and a doctoral degree in media and communication. Her doctoral thesis focused on information-seeking strategies during chronic illness. Her research interests are related to the areas of medical sociology, health communication, and policy, with a particular focus on the aspects that influence people’s health-related decisions.


Erki Ani is one of the founders of the Estonian cleantech startups sector. He’s actively seeking funding opportunities for promising startups and programs dedicated to delivering positive impact. Erki has helped Estonian cleantech sector develop since its birth. He has background in Environmental Management and Engineering and Business Administration and is responsible for developing a wide network of stakeholders in Estonia, Europe but also in more distant parts of the World.

Liis Järvamägi is an agricultural engineer, but at the moment she is known as Kombucha-Liis. This summer she established the first Kombucha Farm in Estonia. They are producing healthy kombucha drinks and they have up to 20 different flavours! Her aim is to make people's lives easier and more fruitful. She does it by being also an economics and entrepreneurship teacher, yoga teacher and so on. As an entrepreneur, she believes in reuse, "less is more" and common sense
Harald Lepisk is an international trainer who helps startups develop their business model and communicate the value of their product. As the moderator of European and Arab Innovation Academy and numerous startup programmes, Harald is able to navigate, pinpoint and develop the critical elements of business ideas. Harald holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management. (this year you can learn from Harald virtually from his pre-recorded course)
Andres Vaher is helping with promotion and photographing of the BioInnovation Days, otherwise doing all the cool stuff at sTARTUp Lab and School of Economics and Business Administration in Delta.

Marie Külvik is the iDays project manager at Tartu Biotechnology Park.

Liina Joller-Vahter is the founder of the biotech company Power Algae. Their photobioreactors are designed for growing microalgae in Nordic climate and further, the biomass is a valuable source for food, feed, cosmetics, and other industries. Besides being an entrepreneur, Liina is also lecturing the courses of bio-entrepreneurship and innovation management at the University of Tartu.