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.

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

 


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.

“Welfare Tech is a partner in WHINN because it is a great opportunity for our members to gain new insight and establish new collaboration in Denmark and internationally. It is a great venue for collaborative innovation in health and care." CEO, Christian Graversen, Welfare Tech

 


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.

 


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.


University of Southern Denmark

The University of Southern Denmark has 30,000 students, more than 15 percent of whom come from abroad. Several international reports testify that we conduct world-class research.

At SDU Health technologies we develop tomorrows health technology. The number of tasks in the health care system is increasing. To meet these challenges there is a political focus on developing new technologies. The technologies are multifarious and goes under the names of telemedicine, health IT and welfare technology.


'University of Southern Denmark is a key player in the successful health innovation ecosystem centered around the Region of Southern Denmark. WHINN is a great opportunity to share our own results related to health innovation and to interact with and learn from peers around the world', says Professor Uffe Kock Wiil, Head of SDU Health Informatics and Technology.


KEY PARTNERS / PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Accenture

From the back office to the doctor's office, we help clients deliver more effective, efficient and affordable healthcare with Insight Driven Health. Our health enterprise operations help health organizations minimize risk improve operational effectiveness and deliver better care - for less. Our health administration services enable industry transformations, increase enrollments and improve health outcomes. Our clinical services offerings help clients improve quality, patients access and cost effectiveness of care. 


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.


IDA Sundhedsteknologi

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Become a member of our nationwide community, that gives you access to exiting events, conferences, company visits, articles and webinars. Be an active participant in developing the strategy for health technology now and in the future


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.


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

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.


SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Citizen Design

Citizen Design is a welfare experiment across sectors in healthcare. Citizens are experts-by-experience and co-designers in the experiment, aimed at facilitating systemic change at the policy and strategy level. Through multi-sided ethnography and design processes, facilitators, citizens and managers take a deep dive into big societal problems. The primary outcome of citizen designing is learning through new types of actions, which challenge the mindset of top managers in the participating public welfare organizations.

Citizen Design is initiated by the health cooperation in Central Denmark Region, and in 2018-19 owned by the region and the four municipalities: Aarhus, Silkeborg, Skive and Viborg.


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.


Connected Health Cluster - Technopol

Connected Health is a country-wide partnership between health-related stakeholders in Estonia, who are committed to accelerating the adoption of connected health solutions, on an international scale and on commercial terms.

The cluster brings together 70+ partners, including 43 companies (start-ups, health IT, medtech, biotech, and pharma), R&D partners (universities and technology competence centres), health and wellness service providers (hospitals, GPs, occupational health, spas, fitness and sports), patient organisations and user communities, and public sector (ministries responsible for healthcare and entrepreneurship, national health insurance, and the national health development agency).

The cluster is part of the European Connected Health Alliance and ScanBalt network.


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.


MedCom

MedCom is a non-profit organisation financed and owned by The Ministry of Health, Danish Regions and Local Government Denmark. MedCom facilitates the cooperation between authorities, organizations and private firms linked to the Danish healthcare sector.

MedCom’s role is to contribute to the development, testing, dissemination and quality assurance of electronic communication and information in the healthcare sector in order to support excellent continuity of care.


Norwegian Smart Care Cluster

Norwegian Smart Care Cluster (NSCC) is a cluster with more than 115 companies and 45 municipalities/government institutions as participants. The cluster has its origins in the Stavanger region, but our members are now from all over Norway and internationally.

NSCC focuses on research, innovation and business development in Smart Care (eHealth, mHealth, integrated care, health ICT and related smart care disciplines) as a means of improving health and homecare services.

Our vision: Our members provide leading health and homecare solutions for the global marketplace. 

Our mission: We build a cluster who is focusing on innovation, research and development, restructuring, commercialization, and export / internationalization of products and services in health and welfare technology. Collaboration and interaction, sharing of knowledge and business development are main points in our way of working.

We do this by:      

  • Strengthen the companies in the cluster      
  • Develop the market for welfare technology - both public and private      
  • Contribute to developing the Norwegian health industry 

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.


Danish ICT Industry Association

What we want
The Danish ICT Industry Association (IT-Branchen) works to create a strong and digital community which exploit the full potential of the technologies for the benefit of the economy and the individual.   

Who we are
The Danish ICT Industry Association represent 600 ICT companies and is the largest independent representative for the ICT business community in Denmark. We represent the business executives who understand that their position obliges, and we are a community that takes responsibility in relation to the Danish society.

What we do
The Danish ICT Industry Association has an impressive political track record. Our results are based on continuous dialogue with the relevant people who take part in creating the framework surrounding the IT-business community in Denmark.

We advance our members international competitive position and cost-effectiveness through events and meetings with clients. We are making our members business stronger by offering member services within legal advice, press and contract writing. And then we are the first ICT industry association in Denmark, who are offering a strong network where our members can meet, share experience and find new business opportunities.

What we offer
We strive to make business easier for the ICT companies in Denmark based on the following key offerings

  • A B2B industry network second to none with C-level participation.
  • Industry committees known for both their networking quality and political influence.
  • Hosting more than 40 political and business oriented eventsa year. We offer plenty of opportunity for you to tap in, representing interests in both public and private VIP-settings.
  • Free legal counselling services within HR and B2B as well as free standard contracts designed for the Danish market included in the membership.
  • Also included is a membership of Dansk Erhverv, Confederation of Danish Enterprisegiving you access to an even wider business environment for private sector companies.
  • membership feebased on the number of employees in Denmark.

The Danish ICT Industry Association provides an informal platform where members meet


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.


Vitalis

Vitalis is a meeting point for everyone working strategically or operatively with business development and eHealth issues within healthcare and welfare. Visitors are from municipalities and county councils as well as from authorities and the private sector.


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.