WHINN Programme Committee
WHINN Programme Committee

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Cannabis Danmark

The association Cannabis Denmark will make Denmark a pioneer in the development and use of cannabis for medical use for the treatment of patients. We must think throughout the value chain - from plant to patient. In this context we will develop conditions for the production and distribution of cannabis for medical use as a high-quality quality product.

We will promote Danish and international research results and the potential for Danish business. Cannabis Denmark will gather the most important actors; politicians, universities, healthcare, business and patients who can enable cannabis for medical use to be realized from plant to patient for the benefit of business, society and people.

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.

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.

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). 

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.

”WHINN has established itself as an internationally recognized annual conference, which provides important insights and updates on current healthcare developments and topics. The opportunity to combine a delegation visit, to learn more about Danish healthcare strongholds, with a visit to the WHINN conference has been appreciated by many of our delegations throughout the years and we look forward to welcoming delegations to the 2018 WHINN conference”. Hans Erik Henriksen, CEO of Healthcare DENMARK.

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.

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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.

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.

Mental Health Services 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.

Odense University Hospital

Odense University Hospital and Svendborg Hospital (also known as OUH) is one of four main hospital centres in Denmark, and is the largest hospital in the Region of Southern Denmark.
All medical specialities 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 - is highly specialised in a large number of fields; diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, allergy, paediatrics, infectious diseases, rheumatic and connective tissue disorders to name 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 frontrunner in clinical innovation and telemedicine, and is part of a number of international networks and EU initiatives, among them the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) where OUH and the Region of Southern Denmark is a 4-star reference site. In Denmark, OUH is the leading hospital in using apps and digital solutions for both patient communication and staff work flows. More than 30,000 patients use the app My Patient Journey.

OUH has been involved in WHINN since the beginning in 2015 and have contributed with conferences, hosting conferences and networking events.

“WHINN is a unique event where Odense gathers all of the major players in health and health technology to create synergy and network. For Odense University Hospital WHINN is a great opportunity to show the world our work, share experiences with peers and expand our already large international network to find new innovation and research partnerships and state-of-the-art solutions.

The WHINN conference is a key event to help us advance the work with innovative health technology at the hospital and throughout the Region of Southern Denmark, so we ensure the use of the best intelligent solutions for the benefit of our patients and staff” says Peder Jest, hospital director at OUH.


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.

The public healthcare sector all over the world faces many challenges. We must provide healthcare of high productivity and quality, to a population that lives longer and has higher demands.

For that reason the Region of Southern Denmark for years has committed itself strongly to health technology and innovation. The objective is to create economic growth and jobs, to ensure a highly efficient healthcare sector and to increase the quality in health for citizens.

Through the years, many delegations visited the region to learn more about results within digital health and technology, patient empowerment, cross-sector collaboration and treatment in the patients’ own home. Also experiences in public private cooperation developing the regional health care sector arouse interest.

Our partnership in  WHINN – Week of Health and INNovation - is a proof of our commitment to a strong healthcare sector.

We are looking forward to meeting international experts and influencers to a great week of knowledge sharing and networking.Jorgen Bjelskou, COO, Region of Southern Denmark



Sundhed.dk (Health.dk) is the overall entrance to the digital health services in Denmark. Behind the entrance are public health authorities. Since the end of 2003, citizens and health professionals at the joint public health portal have been able to find information on health and disease and through digital signatures access to health data such as medical information, e-journals and laboratory answers.

All Danes who log on to sundhed.dk with a digital signature have a personal page, "My sundhed.dk", which highlights relevant contact information on their own doctor, and provides clear access to the survey in their own Medicine Profile and other self-service solutions.

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.

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.