Danish healthcare system impresses German entrepreneurs

As part of the EU ILDA-care project, a group of entrepreneurs and experts from the STERN BioRegion visited the Danish partner region, Welfare Tech cluster in Odense. The German participants were greatly impressed by the Danish healthcare system and launched a number of initial cooperation projects.

ILDA-care stands for „Intelligent Logistics, Digitalisation and Automated Workflows for the Homecare and Nursing home sectors and aims to improve efficiency in the care sector. The ILDA-care project has been running since February 2018 and has a total budget of almost 210,000 EURO from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 

As part of the project, BioRegio STERN Management GmbH is collaborating with the Danish Welfare Tech cluster to improve the efficiency in the care sector. The care systems in the Scandinavian countries are regarded as exemplary. Therefore, a group of various small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), universities and institutes from the STERN BioRegion took up Welfare Techs invitation and visited Odense, on the island of Funen, in June, to get first-hand insight into the dynamics of the Danish cluster for health and care technologies.

During their stay, the German partners visited the consulting company Public Intelligence, where they learned about a number of projects. Among them eHealth City Svendborg, which is devised in collaboration with Odense University Hospital and involves opening of an entire village for people suffering from dementia in 2016. Another visit, this time to the robot manufacturer Mobile Industrial Robots, gave the entrepreneurs the chance to see innovative systems for transporting loads in hospitals and nursing homes.

- Completely new solutions need to be found to ease the workload of care staff at nursing facilities and in patients’ own homes, says Dr. Margot Jehle, Project Manager, BioRegio STERN:

- The aim of ILDA-care is to develop a new value chain that factors in and integrates intelligent logistics, digitalisation and automation for this sector.

Reunion in Germany 

In October 2018, Danish entrepreneurs visited the STERN BioRegion in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. This visit was followed by a workshop with SMEs, research institutes and care staff, which aimed to generate new ideas and initiated appropriate cooperation projects. 

- Promising links between the Danish and German companies and institutes were forged after just the first delegation trip, and I am eager to see what creative ideas the workshop will produce following the second trip, says Dr. Margot Jehle:

See video from the delegation trip to Denmark:

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About BioRegio STERN Management GmbH:
BioRegio STERN Management GmbH promotes economic development in the life sciences industry, helping to strengthen the region as a business location by supporting innovations and start-up companies in the public interest. It is the main point of contact for company founders and entrepreneurs in the Stuttgart and Neckar-Alb regions, including the cities of Tübingen and Reutlingen.

The STERN BioRegion is one of the largest and most successful bioregions in Germany. Its unique selling points include a mix of biotech and medtech companies that is outstanding in Germany and regional clusters in the fields of automation technology and mechanical engineering.

See more http://www.bioregio-stern.de/en

About Welfare Tech:
Welfare Tech is a Danish national cluster and hub for innovation and business development in healthcare, homecare and social services. It is a membership organisation with members from private industry, public organisations, and research and education institutions. Welfare Tech has a broad knowledge about the Danish market through its members and operates as a national entry point for international companies who want to enter the Danish market.

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Welfare Tech is​ co-financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and The European Regional Development Fund.

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