Business matchmaking on hospital technologies

The construction of the many new hospitals in the Nordic countries necessitates technology wherever possible to improve efficiency, accuracy, reliability and safety. There is a need for all sorts of technologies and equipment. A new business matchmaking event will be organized on June 1st 2016 in Tampere, Finland.

Finpro, Innovation Norway, Swecare and Healthcare DENMARK organized a matchmaking event in Odense, Denmark on March 24th 2015. The goal was to encourage companies to create partnerships in the field of hospital technologies and equipment with other Nordic partners to enter specific markets outside Nordic countries together. The event was a success and in collaboration with FinnMedi, a new matchmaking event will be organized on June 1st 2016 in Tampere.

Prior to matchmaking event, on May 31st 2016, we invite you to Helsinki, Finland for Upgraded Life Festival. It is an annual start-up event uniting the pioneers in Healthcare, Wellness, Big Data in Health, Quantified Self, Biohacking, Fitness, Health in Wearables and Internet of Things. We have negotiated a discounted price of the entrance tickets for the group. Read more at


Agenda May 31st
Bus transportation from Helsinki to Tampere at approximately 16.00 – 18.00
Dinner in Tampere starting at 19.30 o’clock.

Agenda for Tampere event on June 1st
08:00 Registration and coffee

08:15 Opening words

08:20 Innovative hospitals in Nordic Countries
All four Nordic countries are building smart hospitals, four keynote speeches of innovative projects in hospitals, one from each Nordic country present. (Tampere keynote speaker confirmed, Development Director Isto Nordback, Tays)

09:50 Break

10:00 Break-out sessions
Two one hour lasting break-out sessions, focusing on three topics. Every topic has a short introduction by a host from Tampere hospital and after that participants can introduce their own expertise and pitch their product to other participants (2 min. pitch). In the end of session there is time for discussion. Participants can choose two sessions out of three options (approximately 15 persons per group):

  • Patient-guidance solutions: way finding across hospital area -parking, location of doctor appointment, general mapping of a hospital, including equipment/services tracking, e.g. service logistics, info stands, tracking and traceability
  • Equipment and solutions for a more efficient and safe surgical treatment
  • Virtual medical treatment – video conference based consultation and treatment, virtual doctor’s visit, remote/self-monitorin

12:20 Lunch break (buffet)

13:00 Speed dating and meetings (Matchmaking session)
Time for face to face meetings with people who you want meet and discuss with each other in more detail. Registration and meetings will be reserved beforehand through Finpro EEN partnering system. Registration portal available in the middle of March.

14:25   Thank you for today – take home message

14:30 Visit to Tampere Surgical Education Centre
Tampere Surgical Education Centre (TSEC) next to Tampere University Hospital is a modern international training facility built to improve know-how and patient safety related to surgical procedures. It focuses on the education and training of surgical techniques and clinical use of implants, instruments, and medical equipment. The courses mainly implement procedures on fresh whole-body cadavers. TSEC is a nonprofit organization, run by the local public Hospital District.

There will be bus transportation from Tampere to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and Helsinki city center at approximately 16-18 o’clock.

In case you would like to extend your visit to Finland, Arctic15, a two-day conference bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, corporate acquirers and international media, will be organized on June 2nd – 3rd 2016 in Helsinki. Read more at

Please let us know about your interest to join the event:

The number of participants is limited to max. 15 / country. The selected companies should be suited to at least one of the three major themes.
Remember to mention which two break-out sessions you would like to participate.


Free for public participants, 100EUR for private participants + 70EUR for ULF ticket (optional)

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