Nordic Expertise and Innovation at Medica & Compamed 2017

Nordic Expertise and Innovation at Medica & Compamed 2017

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Nordic Expertise and Innovation at Medica & Compamed 2017

The German healthcare sector is currently undergoing transformation in the direction of digitization - a process that will increase the efficiency and transparency of the system. This will improve the integrated care structures and benefit all stakeholders. Nordic companies are proven innovators in healthcare, knowing how to solve problems and enhance the quality of care. Medica trade fair in Düsseldorf offers a broad overview of Nordic expertise with over 190 exhibitors from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. View the exhibitors of the Nordic country pavilions here...

The Finland pavilion in hall 15 E55 has representatives from 21 companies offering a wide range of digital solutions for healthcare. View all the exhibitors here... Finland’s deep roots in medical and mobile technology have moved it to the leader in pioneering 5G, next generation wireless, software and gaming technologies. Finland will continue to develop solutions that capitalize on yet to be discovered opportunities that the Internet of Things opens for healthcare.

According to Eero Toivainen, Program Director at Finpro, “gaining visibility at Medica is part of a bigger export effort in Germany. Finland is strong in several health industry sub-segments including medical research, health technology, health data and clinical co-creation to mention a few. Now Finnish health industry is looking for more co-operation in the DACH region. Exchanging ideas and creating new co-operation models with the other Nordic countries brings added value to all of us.”

At the Danish pavilion in hall 16 D41, 14 innovative healthcare companies from Denmark showcase solutions which address the challenges which are faced by the German hospitals and healthcare organizations.

“Germany and Denmark are facing the same challenges when it comes to making our healthcare systems economically sustainable for the future. New innovative solutions, which can reduce costs and increase quality and efficiency in healthcare is therefore more relevant than ever before”, says Hans Erik Henriksen, CEO of Healthcare DENMARK, “This is the reason why we see an increasing interest for Danish Medtech innovation among German visitors to Medica, who stop by the Danish pavilion to get ideas and inspiration.” View the exhibitors here…

The global medical device industry is increasingly outsourcing key knowledge and production development functions to subcontractors. To meet demand, Danish subcontractors to the med-tech industry will showcase cutting-edge manufacturing and component technology at the Pavilion of Denmark at Compamed, Hall 8A R11.

“The global medical device industry is currently undergoing a transition where cost-cutting and outsourcing is on the daily agenda, while the requirement to boost innovation is essential to remain relevant,” says Thomas Andersen, Head of Danish Health Tech Group, who is the organiser of the Pavilion of Denmark at Compamed 2017. View the exhibitors here...

Sweden has exhibited at MEDICA with a joint pavilion for over fifteen years. The Sweden pavilion in hall Hall 3A E29 has representatives from different life science companies and clusters offering a wide range of innovative solutions for healthcare.

In Sweden, the life science sector - academia, healthcare and industry - has a long tradition of successful collaboration. Our way of fostering innovation through collaboration, has led to the development of many medical breakthroughs and leading companies in areas such as genomics, protein science, molecular biology, infection control, point-of care diagnostics, radiology, radiation therapy and digital health solutions. Sweden has a long trajectory in both medical and mobile technology and is one of the global front-runners in the digitalisation of healthcare. Sweden has made both digitalisation of healthcare and life science a strategic priority. We want to stay at the forefront of advances, delivering innovative solutions to turn our global societal challenges into opportunities.

This year, the Nordic countries are working even closer together, organizing a Nordic Networking Reception, which aims to network the Nordic exhibitors as well as to introduce Nordic health innovations to a wider audience. The Nordic co-operation is supported by Nordic Innovation ( which contributes to making the Nordic region a leader for sustainable growth; increasing entrepreneurship, innovation and competitiveness in the region.


Finpro helps Finnish SMEs go international, encourages foreign direct investment in Finland and promotes travel to Finland. Finpro is a public organization consisting of Export Finland, Visit Finland and Invest in Finland. Our almost 300 professionals work in 36 Trade Centers in 31 countries and 6 offices in Finland.
Mr. Eero Toivainen, Program Director  - - - mobile. +358 40 3433379

Danish Health Tech Group is part of Danish Export Association and is a network of Danish suppliers of manufacturing technology and solutions for the medical device, pharmaceutical and hospital sectors.
Mr. Thomas Andersen, Head of Danish Health Tech Group - - mobile: +45 2447 8502

Healthcare DENMARK is a public-private partnership with a mandate to promote Danish healthcare competencies internationally. The goal is not to sell or promote specific products or solutions, but to convey and communicate strongholds and efficiency of Danish healthcare solutions and innovations that have contributed to and continuously future-proof Danish healthcare.
Ms. Tanja Staniok, Senior Consultant - - mobile: +45 3158 5535

Norway Health Tech is a non-profit member organization with around 220 members, representing the full value chain in health care. Our main objective is to improve the quality of treatment and care by industrializing healthcare solutions in the global ecosystem. We aim to create sustainable solutions for the major global health challenges, by strengthening competitiveness and facilitating strong growth in the Norwegian healthcare industry and expanding international cooperation.
Ms. Anita Moe Larsen, Head of Communication - - phone: +47 416 06800

Swecare is a unique platform where academia, public and private sector join forces toward enhanced export and internationalization of Swedish health care and life science. Swecare acts as a door opener for companies and organizations looking to access ministerial speaking partners, business contacts or collaborators.
Mr. Nima Jokilaaksi PhD, Project Manager - - mobile: +46 70 300 46 80

Business Sweden’s purpose is to help companies in Sweden to grow their international revenue and international companies to invest and expand in Sweden. We offer our customers strategic advice and hands-on support. Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, and has Swedish and foreign consultants in 50 of the world’s most promising markets.
Ms. Mona Hedenskog, Pavilion Manager - -

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