Partners
Partners at WHINN 2018

WHINN BOARD

City of Odense

Odense is Denmark's third largest city with more than 200,000 inhabitants and has the advantage of being located in the heart of Denmark.

Odense gathers some of Denmark’s most interesting activities within robotics and health tech and that makes Odense a great meeting point. We provide strong public support to new investors and companies that relocate to Odense, and every day more than 1 million Euro is invested in infrastructure, growth & construction to transform Odense into an internationally renowned city of knowledge.


Region of Southern Denmark

The Region of Southern Denmark is one of five administrative units in Denmark. The Region is, among others, responsible for healthcare, social institutions, and regional development. The primary responsibility of the Region of Southern Denmark is healthcare, which implies responsibility for hospital services, psychiatry, health insurance, general practitioners, and specialists. Furthermore, the Region runs a number of social institutions.

The Region of Southern Denmark consists of 22 municipalities, and has 1, 2 million citizens. The administrationof the Region of Southern Denmark is located in the city of Vejle.

The Region of Southern Denmark is the largest workplace in the region, employing around 25,000 people – mainly health professionals. The Region of Southern Denmark has an annual budget of DKK 20.3 billion.


Welfare Tech

Welfare Tech operates a national cluster in Denmark. It is a hub for innovation and business development in healthcare, home care and social services. Welfare Tech is a membership organisation with members from private industry, public organisations and research and education institutions. Welfare Tech operates as a national entry point and test bed for international companies who want to enter the Danish and European market.


Odense University Hospital

Odense University Hospital (OUH) is one of the three university hospitals in Denmark. Here all medical specialities are represented in one place.

OUH is one of the largest education and training centres in the Region of Southern Denmark, and we have a close collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark - Campus Odense.


Healthcare DENMARK

Healthcare DENMARK is your gateway to Danish healthcare excellence and innovation. Healthcare DENMARK’s goal is not to sell or promote specific products or solutions, but to convey and communicate strongholds and the efficiency of Danish healthcare solutions and innovations that have contributed to and continuously future-proof Danish healthcare. Denmark is already an international front runner in the field, and Healthcare DENMARK supports this leading position and promotes Danish visibility internationally.

“In the coming years the Municipality of Odense faces several challenges related to health services and elderly care. Therefore, we need to find new solutions and new ways of cooperating, to ensure a coherent patient care and the best possible rehabilitation and care of our elderly. Future welfare and health technologies are presented and discussed at WHINN 2018 and some of them may help solve some of the challenges we face” says Gitte Østergaard, CEO of the Department of Elderly and Disabled in Odense.

 


University of Southern Denmark

SDU Business gathers all vocational activities of the University with the intention of strengthening the interaction between the surrounding society and, in particular, the companies located in the Region of Southern Denmark.

We work proactively by reaching out to companies, facilitating the transmission of technologies, business partnerships and courses relevant to private companies and public organizations, career counselling to students and  establishing contact between companies and our students.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KEY PARTNERS / PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

City of Odense

The Municipality of Odense has chosen to host WHINN 2018, because we want to support growth in Odense. We are the fourth largest municipality in Denmark with more than 15.000 employees, which makes us the largest workplace on Funen. We are organized into five departments that all have various areas of responsibilities and provide the residents of Odense with different services. In Odense, we focus on both welfare and growth. Our goal is to collaborate with needing citizens to increase their quality of life by supporting their everyday dreams and goals as well as their ability to live as independent lives as possible. In doing this we want to ensure, that we will have the necessary resources to help those who need support – now and in the future. 

“In the coming years the Municipality of Odense faces several challenges related to health services and elderly care. Therefore, we need to find new solutions and new ways of cooperating, to ensure a coherent patient care and the best possible rehabilitation and care of our elderly. Future welfare and health technologies are presented and discussed at WHINN 2018 and some of them may help solve some of the challenges we face” says Gitte Østergaard, CEO of the Department of Elderly and Disabled in Odense.

 


Connect Denmark

CONNECT Denmark is a non-profit and nationwide business network of approx. 800 members, who volunteer to help serious entrepreneurs and small businesses on their way with professional business and strategic sparring. The network consists of experienced and competent executives, experts and key employees from both small and large companies and organizations such as Oticon, Novo Nordisk, Eksportrådet, ZACCO, Jyske Bank, DI, Microsoft, EY, FLSmidth, SDTI A / S, DTU and the Growth Fund.


Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies

Contributing with knowledge and inspiration, the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies supports decision making. We identify and analyse trends that influence the future nationally and internationally. Through research, analysis, seminars, presentations, reports, and newsletters, we give advice on the future.

The objective of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies is to strengthen the basis for decision making in public and private organisations by creating awareness of the future and highlighting its importance to the present.

Our work methods range from statistically based analysis and the identification of global trends, to more subjective emotional factors of importance to the future.

The work of the Institute is interdisciplinary. The staff represents various fields of academic and professional backgrounds such as economics, political science, ethnography, psychology, engineering, PR and sociology.


European Connected Health Alliance

Facilitating international multi-stakeholder connections around ecosystems, driving sustainable change and disruption in the delivery of health and social care.

With a direct presence in 40+ countries including spread Europe, USA, Canada and China, the ECHAlliance members develop innovative solutions around mobile health, chronic diseases, active & healthy ageing, the Internet of Things, wearables, personalised medicine, genomics, Big Data. Our wide impact can be seen on www.echalliance.com

We are a not-for-profit organisation.
The ECHAlliance is a Community Interest Company (CIC) registered in Belfast – Northern Ireland (UK). 


Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

The Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark is the innovation division in the Region of Southern Denmark. Our vision is to create innovative solutions to be used in everyday life.

In the fields of health innovation, funding, cross-sector and public-private partnerships, the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark aims to be the preferred partner.

By encouraging work in innovation and cross-sector and public-private partnerships, we want our services to foster positive developments within the fields of somatics, psychiatry, the social area and regional development.


HIMSS Europe + Health 2.0

HIMSS and Health 2.0 Europe will collocate the most influential digital health conference once again in 2019. Save the date in your diary and join us on 11–13 June next year in Helsinki, Finland, for your annual eHealth gathering in Europe. Reconnect with your peers and leaders from the industry to experience some of the most outstanding innovation in healthcare.


ImpleMentAll

ImpleMentAll is a European collaboration towards faster and more effective implementation of eHealth interventions. The project’s raison d’être is founded on the notion that implementation of new services and technologies is time-consuming and costly – and often fails completely – not least in the healthcare domain. Solidly based in research, and in a collaboration spanning from all corners of Europe to Australia, the project will construct its answer to this widespread problem.


Odense University Hospital

Odense University Hospital and Svendborg Hospital (also known as OUH) is one of the four main hospital centres in Denmark, and is the largest hospital in the Region of Southern Denmark.


All medical specialties are covered in OUH's 52 clinical departments, and the hospital has over 1000 beds, 11,000 employees and an operating budget of approx. 835 million €/year. In spite of covering a wide array of patients ranging from simple procedures to complex and rare diseases, the average length of stay for patients is only 3,4 days.
OUH is a university hospital with research in all clinical areas – including medical technology - and highly specialised in a large number of fields: diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, allergies, pediatrics, infectious diseases, rheumatic and connective tissue disorders, to name but a few. OUH collaborates with researchers and practitioners worldwide to ensure that the latest knowledge and research is always applied.


In addition to performing high level clinical research, OUH is recognized as an international front runner in clinical innovation and telemedicine, and is part of a number of international networks and EU initiatives, among which the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) where OUH and the Region of Southern Denmark are a 4-star reference site. In Denmark, OUH is the leading hospital in using apps and digital solutions for both patient communication and staff workflows. More than 30,000 patients use the app My Patient Journey.


Psychiatry in the Region of Southern Denmark

Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern Denmark offers assessment, diagnosis and treatment to citizens with serious mental disorders. The care pathway is planned and carried out as expediently as possible in close and binding collaboration among the practice sector, the municipalities and the other healthcare services in the Region of Southern Denmark.

Departments and functions cover general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, geronto-psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychiatric emergency rooms, psychiatric information centres and centres for survivors of trauma and torture.


Welfare Tech

Welfare Tech operates a national cluster in Denmark. It is a hub for innovation and business development in healthcare, home care and social services. Welfare Tech is a membership organisation with members from private industry, public organisations, and research and education institutions. Welfare Tech operates as a national entry point and test bed for international companies who want to enter the Danish and European markets.


Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology

Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology brings together leading Danish skills in the field of health and welfare technology in a national network empowering development, commercialization and exports of Danish health and welfare technology.


Invest in Odense

The City of Odense aims to attract the best companies to locate their business in Odense. Our goal is to be an engine of innovative growth supporting entrepreneurship and the growth of the companies located in our city.

The City of Odense creates growth through partnerships between businesses, organisations and people. Our strategy towards success includes helping new and existing companies to accelerate growth, offering a physical location that inspires and supports innovation.

The City of Odense focuses on Robotics, Healthcare Technology and Drones, in collaboration with companies and education institutes. We give you the opportunity to connect with relevant business partners and investors, in order to create a successful foundation for your company.

If you want to be a part of the future capital of Europe for start-ups and the development of robotic technology, then join the City of Odense. Connect, Collaborate, Create.


Syddansk Vaekstforum

Syddansk Vaekstforum has been appointed by the regional council, following recommendations from organisations, educational institutions and municipalities. The number of seats in Vækstforum is set at 21 in the Business Development Act. The South Danish Growth Forum also has one observer.


eHealth Hub

eHealth Hub is a new EU-funded initiative that is cross-border and exclusively focused on the digital health vertical. It will provide long-term support to the ecosystem stakeholders and address key challenges facing European SMEs in this space: fine-tuning a business model, securing investments, engaging the demand-side and accelerating commercialization, getting legal and regulatory guidance to develop solutions in compliance with a multi-layer complex framework.

eHealth Hub’s goal is to provide high-quality, vertically-focused and business-oriented services tailored to the needs of European eHealth SMEs and stakeholders, and to secure their continuation after the project end via a sustainable support structure.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

CoLab Denmark

We are specialists within healthcare technologies close to home and in public-private collaboration. We organize and conduct tests that primarily focus on everyday life and create value across the health sector in collaboration with local stakeholders.

As a meeting point and an accelerator, we lead you from idea to development through tests for the implementation of technological healthcare solutions across sectors and local boundaries.


Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies

Contributing with knowledge and inspiration, the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies supports decision making. We identify and analyse trends that influence the future nationally and internationally. Through research, analysis, seminars, presentations, reports, and newsletters, we give advice on the future.

The objective of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies is to strengthen the basis for decision making in public and private organisations by creating awareness of the future and highlighting its importance to the present.

Our work methods range from statistically based analysis and the identification of global trends, to more subjective emotional factors of importance to the future.

The work of the Institute is interdisciplinary. The staff represents various fields of academic and professional backgrounds such as economics, political science, ethnography, psychology, engineering, PR and sociology.


Coral

The Coral network comprises 38 regions and cities from across Europe. It has built a reputation as a leading network with expertise in innovation for active, healthy and independent living - recognising that effective outcomes require a focus across the life cycle. From the outset, its members have been committed to creating the “triple win” that can improve individuals’ health and well-being, whilst providing efficient health and financial gains for the health and social care sectors and generating more productive and competitive city, regional, national and European economies.  Coral, first and foremost, is a learning community and, as such, is continuously seeking to put its learning into practice. Coral is arranging events, workshops and the members engage in European projects to include their ecosystem and to strengthening the depth of network activities.


Danish Care

The Danish Rehabilitation Group (DRG) is the trade association of manufacturers and suppliers of welfare technology, assistive technology and products and services for the disabled and elderly in Denmark. We represent approximately 75 Danish and international member companies and work to secure the best political framework conditions for the industry – in Denmark and on the export markets.

DRG organizes Health & Rehab Scandinavia - the leading Scandinavian trade fair showcasing the latest and best in healthcare and welfare technology, rehabilitation, assistive technology, services as well as care and hospital equipment. We call it Scandinavia’s most important meeting place for the social, rehabilitation and healthcare sector. Every two years, thousands of people, decision makers from Denmark and Scandinavia meet to get inspiration, to network and to experience the latest products in the social, rehabilitation and healthcare sectors.


Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest support network for SMEs with international ambitions.

The Network was established in 2008 and has 3,000 experts across 600 partner organisations in more than 60 countries. It helps ambitious SMEs innovate and grow internationally and it provides international business expertise with local knowledge across a range of targeted services:

  • PARTNERSHIP
  • ADVISORY
  • INNOVATION SUPPORT

European Connected Health Alliance

Facilitating international multi-stakeholder connections around ecosystems, driving sustainable change and disruption in the delivery of health and social care.

With a direct presence in 40+ countries including spread Europe, USA, Canada and China, the ECHAlliance members develop innovative solutions around mobile health, chronic diseases, active & healthy ageing, the Internet of Things, wearables, personalised medicine, genomics, Big Data. Our wide impact can be seen on www.echalliance.com

We are a not-for-profit organisation.
The ECHAlliance is a Community Interest Company (CIC) registered in Belfast – Northern Ireland (UK). 


Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

The Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark is the innovation division in the Region of Southern Denmark. Our vision is to create innovative solutions to be used in everyday life.

In the fields of health innovation, funding, cross-sectorial and public-private partnerships, the Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark aims to be the preferred partner.

By encouraging work in innovation and cross-sector and public-private partnerships, we want our services to foster positive developments within the fields of somatics, psychiatry, the social area and regional development.


ImpleMentAll

ImpleMentAll is a European collaboration towards faster and more effective implementation of eHealth interventions. The project’s raison d’être is founded on the notion that implementation of new services and technologies is time-consuming and costly – and often fails completely – not least in the healthcare domain. Solidly based in research, and in a collaboration spanning from all corners of Europe to Australia, the project will construct its answer to this widespread problem.


Innovation Centre Denmark

Innovation Centre Denmark helps Danish businesses with research, providing educational institutions with access to international knowledge and innovation environments, as well as createing and developing connections and business cases with an international perspective.

The innovation centres also promote Denmark as a leading knowledge society in the world. Innovation Centre Denmark is established and managed as a partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Whether you are a Danish business, researcher, institution of higher education, or public institution, we help you operate and grow globally through our seven locations:  Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Munich, Seoul, New Delhi, São Paulo, and Tel Aviv.


Invest in Denmark

As a part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Denmark, Invest in Denmark is a customized one-stop service for foreign companies looking to set up a business in Denmark.

We Speak Business. 

Invest in Denmark provides your company with a tailor-made solution for locating your business in Denmark. We measure our success by how well we contribute to yours. So, if you are considering setting up business or expanding your activities in Denmark, make us your first stop.


Invest in Odense

The City of Odense aims to attract the best companies to locate their business in Odense. Our goal is to be an engine of innovative growth supporting entrepreneurship and the growth of the companies located in our city.

The City of Odense creates growth through partnerships between businesses, organisations and people. Our strategy towards success includes helping new and existing companies to accelerate growth, offering a physical location that inspires and supports innovation.

The City of Odense focuses on Robotics, Healthcare Technology and Drones, in collaboration with companies and education institutes. We give you the opportunity to connect with relevant business partners and investors, in order to create a successful foundation for your company.

If you want to be a part of the future capital of Europe for start-ups and the development of robotic technology, then join the City of Odense. Connect, Collaborate, Create.


RoboCluster

RoboCluster is a national innovation network that brings together Danish expertise in the field of robotics research, development and design

The participants in the network innovate, develop and apply robotics and automation technologies through the collaboration and knowledge sharing between knowledge institutions and private businesses. This happens through matchmaking, knowledge-sharing activities and development projects.

This cross-disciplinary way of collaborating insures that technology, knowledge and expertise in the field of robotics and automation is collected and further developed to the benefit of Danish society.

The collaboration among the participants and stakeholders of the network forms the basis for new technology based and knowledge intensive products that support the development towards a more competitive, productive and green Denmark. The network takes its starting-point in experiences from robotics and automation technologies and products from the industry that, traditionally, has been a driver for the development of robotics and automation technology in recent decades.

The goal is to bring this knowledge and these technologies into play in industries and sectors, thereby fostering not least Danish job creation and growth.


Scanbalt

ScanBalt® fmba

The main activities of ScanBalt are:

  • Think Tank: Ideas generated between companies, regions,  clusters and funding sources
  • Accelerator: Promoting projects, coordination of funding sources, smart specialization
  • Match-making: Facilitating contacts between healthcare providers, companies, investors and decision makers

Communication: ScanBalt News (monthly), ScanBalt Business Club Information (monthly), webs, social media, direct mailing

Detailed information on the organisation can be found to the right.

ScanBalt Business Club

ScanBalt Business Club facilitates business development and market access.

It publishes company news, partner searches and job adverts, promotes contacts to business support and investors and offers discounts on events.

ScanBalt Business Club reaches out to 3000 companies, 50 university hospitals, 60 universities within health/life sciences incl. 25 with a focus on Medtech, 50 healthcare clusters and networks, 75 healthcare sector science parks.

To initiate your ScanBalt Business Club service contract see here.

If your company is located in a region which is a Founding Member of ScanBalt, the Gold Level services are for free without any charge for the company.

Find ScanBalt Business Club here.


Syddanske Forskerparker

Syddanske Forskerparker is a privately owned fund with the purpose of running innovation and research facilities in the region of Sothern Denmark and to support entrepreneurship and high technology businesses like robotics, welfare technology, design, IT, green energy as well as health & environment.

Syddanske Forskerparker have been running start up environments for 25 years and have collected extensive knowledge of how best to support new companies and help them build a strong connection to local, regional, national and international collaborators.


Syddansk Vaekstforum

Syddansk Vaekstforum has been appointed by the regional council, following recommendations from organisations, educational institutions and municipalities. The number of seats in Vækstforum is set at 21 in the Business Development Act. The South Danish Growth Forum also has one observer.


The Trade Council, Denmark

As a part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, The Trade Council is the governmental export and investment promotion organization. The organization comprises of all governmental activities designed to promote Danish export and foreign investment in Denmark under one roof.

Our strategy is “Value, growth and knowledge for Denmark”.

The Trade Council has employees positioned abroad at embassies, consulates and trade commissions in 60 countries around the globe.


Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology

Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology brings together leading Danish skills in the field of health and welfare technology in a national network empowering development, commercialization and exports of Danish health and welfare technology.