International collaboration in action
Nine Danish health tech companies including Welfare Tech are visiting Kent, Surrey and Sussex in UK to foster closer collaboration between the Danish and the British health economies.
Denmark has a strong record of using innovative approaches, such as wearable tech, co-creation and living labs, to deliver successful new approaches to health care.
Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network - KSS AHSN - and its members have already visited the Region of Southern Denmark to learn from the region’s innovative approach. Now the Danish partners return the visit to experience the range of exciting initiatives taking place across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
The study day is being held at East Surrey Hospital, where the delegates – representing Denmark’s top health technology companies - will find out more about KSS AHSN’s work and that of its members.
- Over the course of three years we’ve built trust and respect between ourselves and our Danish colleagues. And with that comes strong relationships, fit for collaboration. Together we have all the ingredients for an international collaboration to address the challenges our respective health services are facing, says Guy Boersma, Managing Director of KSS AHSN. - We’re thrilled to be hosting this event, and looking forward to showing the great work that we, and our members, are involved with, says Guy Boersma.
Innovation and development
The delegates are all members of Welfare Tech, which acts as a hub for innovation and business development in healthcare, homecare and social services.
Visiting companies including OpenTeleHealth, a universal cloud-based remote health measurement platform; Izinga, a new generation of sensors for monitoring mobility, sleep and bedsore prevention, and Public Intelligence, an internationally renowned pioneer in open innovation and living labs, working across public authorities, citizens and business.
- The trip will explore potential customers and partners for research and development. It’s a great opportunity to network with, and gain insight from, local health experts and determine areas for future collaboration, says Christian Graversen, CEO of Welfare Tech.
He is keen to explore closer collaboration between Welfare Tech and AHSNs.
After spending the day at East Surrey Hospital the group will travel to Bristol, where they will take part in a matchmaking event and company showcase event, hosted by West of England AHSN and Enterprise Europe Network.
OpenTeleHealth, Izinga and Public Intelligence are members of Welfare Tech.