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Kick-off for Innovation Network


Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology is a stepping stone for private companies to get access to knowledge, sparring and innovation in the Danish public sector. The network had kick off September 10th 2014.

‘Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology’ was launched at a well-attended kick-off conference at Health & Rehab Scandinavia 2014 in Bella Center Copenhagen on September 10th 2014.

Through presentations from key partners in the network the participants got inspiration and direct examples on how the innovation network can create value for companies that wants to access the Danish public market for welfare technologies. 

- In 5 years, we have spend 100 billion DKK on new super hospitals in Denmark alone. We have 10- 20% fewer employees, more elderly and more complex patients with increasing demands for treatment requirements, clinical evidence and documentation. It is no longer enough to give the best possible treatment. We want the best possible treatment results, says Troels Bierman Mortensen, General Manager, Welfare Tech.

He compares the present challenges in the healthcare sector with the mission the US set in the 1960s: to land a man on the moon! The Danish State and the Danish Regions have presented an ambitious vision for the future of health care. Now we have to mobilise the right skills and resources in order to develop technologies and services that can realize that vision: A state-of-the-art healthcare system, which is geared to the demographic changes, under tight economic conditions, meeting the citizen’s high expectations for quality and service. 

It is a mission that also will be used to develop a new market for healthIT and welfare technology. The ‘Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology’ will help to lift and meet this particular task. This is done by a total mobilization of Danish resources. Both private companies, municipalities, hospitals, universities, educational institutions, community organizations and other associations participate.

  - We will further develop the thinking on Public Private Innovation and ensure a strong multi-disciplinary knowledge sharing. We must ensure matchmaking between private companies and between companies and the public sector in order to create development and innovation of new products and services – with a strong focus on the business perspective, says Birgitte Dam Kræmmergaard, CEO, Zealand Care, and chairman of Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology. 

For further information

If you want to know more about the Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology please contact Network Manager, Gunhild Sander Garsdal, gg@vhhr.dk

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Welfare Tech is funded by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, The Southern Denmark Growth Forum and The European Regional Development Fund.