Danish Health Festival WHINN an Excellent Platform for Market Entry Dialogue for Finnish health tech companies
With more than 2100 attendees, it is one of the largest conferences within health industry in Scandinavia. Odense in Southern Denmark is one of the main health technology and innovation hubs in Denmark and serves as a natural location for the gathering of health industry experts. Attendees include CEOs, project managers, researchers, decision makers from the regions and municipalities as well as end-users. Main topics at the third annual WHINN event this year were: connected health, value-based health care and sustainable hospitals.
Finpro has participated to WHINN each year, promoting the Finnish excellence in health technology. This year 12 Finnish health sector companies were invited to present their solutions at the Finland Lounge under the theme of “Finland improving care environments and processes” in the Odense Congress Center during the two-day WHINN exhibition. The Finnish Ambassador to Denmark, Vesa Vasara, opened the lounge and the 12 participating companies from Finland had thereafter the opportunity to tell about their offering and match-make with WHINN participants.
The Finish companies represented solutions related to: digital communication, virtual reality, digital clinical decision support, digital clinical pathways, hygienic solutions, robotic technologies, solutions improving security and safety, operations improvement, virtual and digital care solutions
Peili Vision and Video Visit were part of 12 companies attending Finland Lounge at WHINN
Mikko Kontio representing Virtual reality rehabilitation company Peili Vision evaluated the event with following words: ”This is very useful for us, in a short time I managed to get 4 new sales leads in the Danish market. This event brings us access to discuss and meet relevant decision makers and to agree next steps right away. No time wasted trying to look for the right people.”
Markku Sani, who represents digital care platform provider Video Visit, shared the positive view: “WHINN provides an excellent stepping stone for entering the Danish market. I had several very useful meetings that provided a lot of necessary information regarding the possibilities Danish Healthcare market offers for us. I was able to meet representatives of municipalities, who were interested of our offering and our good results in Finland. I also met companies, who wanted to co-operate with us and Danish government representatives that encouraged us to enter the Danish market. I really enjoyed the open atmosphere that enabled constructive dialog even with the players I usually consider as our direct competitors.”
“Denmark is a very promising market to many of the Finnish health technology companies. It is close by and front-runner in applying technology and digitalization. Furthermore, Denmark is investing heavily in developing their care processes and utilizing new technologies. We see many synergies in our Finnish companies collaborating with their Danish counterparts. WHINN is an excellent annual event to meet many different Danish and also international contacts from health scene”. Eero Toivainen, Program Director from Finpro added.
Finnish companies present at this year’s WHINN were:
Buddy Healthcare, www.buddyhealthcare.com Enhanced surgery experiences and outcomes
Duodecim, www.duodecim.fi Decision support system
Innokas Medical, www.innokasmedical.fi Contract design and manufacturing
Magister Solutions, www.secapp.fi Secapp - Secure communications system
Medanets, www.medanets.com Point-of-care application
Muovilami, www.lamidoors.com Hygiene GRP doors
NewIcon, www.newIcon.Fi Automated medical handling
PeiliVision, www.peilivision.com Virtual reality rehabilitation
PPO –elektroniikka, www.ppo-elektroniikka.fi Electrical safety
Telespro, www.telespro.fi Patient’s full body medical ware
Tieto, www.tieto.com Lifecare platform for health care
VideoVisit, www.videovisitglobal.com Digital care solution
More information: Terhi Rasmussen, Finpro Denmark, Terhi.firstname.lastname@example.org