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Think business through untraditional network approaches

Relations and a large network are both important factors for the perfect collaboration. You can build and maintain it in different ways. Traditional networking over a cup of coffee is being overtaken by untraditional network approaches like fitness-network sessions. Join the trend and get a foretaste of untraditional networking when national and international profiles within health and welfare technology gather in Odense at this year’s WHINN Bits & Beers.

Again and again, researches and experiences have proved relationships and the right network are key factors when it comes to business development and exploration of career options. At the moment, networking is one of the hottest topics but how do we use it to create growth for companies? Think about it: We all attend one reception or seminar after another but how many times have you actually gone home with a new unique contact? Usually, you settle for a new LinkedIn connection. On the other hand, how many times have you woke up finding a napkin in your back pocket scribbled with new business ideas generated at the bar during closing-time-beer? Probably, a lot more often.

Untraditional network approaches are more and more requested due to the success rate and its ability to accelerate one’s network. However, the struggle continues to be the same; to navigate through the network jungle while searching for new relevant contacts and to be persistent with those who could lead to new growth opportunities.  

A professional and social gathering point 

Worldwide, the healthcare sector calls for new innovative solutions to meet the requirements of making care and treatment more efficient. Through the last four years, Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Technology has run relevant projects and the most central takeaways will be presented at this year’s WHINN Bits & Beers.

WHINN Bits & Beers is an interactive after-hours event, which breaks with the traditional network setting. The event takes place the 9th of October 2018 in the heart of Odense and attracts many national and international professionals as well as WHINN attendees. For the fourth year, WHINN Bits & Beers is positioned as the run-up event for the WHINN conference, and it has always been a priority for many established businesses, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, and people who wish to expand their network and get insights into the newest trends in technology. 

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The set-up is informal and circles around the combination of business and pleasure. You are invited to enjoy a chilled beer in a relaxing lounge area with sounds from the Dj in the background. Engage and passionate speakers will present short bits and key takeaways from their projects in Welfare Tech Innovation Network for Health and Welfare Tech. Talks are short, being held to 10 minutes, and have different focuses – some are focusing on technical standards in it-solutions, others are focusing on the implementation and usage of technology. We ask the questions:  

  • How can design and technology act as change makers and add value to the citizens? 
  • How and why do we use data from gadgets, apps, and other health technologies – data, which we have never had access to before? 
  • Can data create better growth conditions for organisations? 
  • What are the challenges and opportunities of intelligent healthcare devices? 

During the event, there will be breaks where we encourage you to connect with the speakers, network with the other attendees, and further discuss the topics while enjoying another chilled refreshment. 

WHINN Bits & Beers marks the run-up to the conference itself. Everyone is welcome whether attending the conference or not. 

See the programme for WHINN Bits & Beers and register here

You can sign up with or without food. The event is free without food. 

3 reasons why you should attend WHINN 2018 

Experience a conference with professional tracks and unique network activities. As participant at this year’s WHINN you will get: 

1. 12 professional conference trackswhere you among others get the chance to set the agenda for better cross-sectional collaboration supported by technology and good leadership. Be also a part of the future’s health agenda where social relations and personal involvement through technology are part of better prevention and health.  

2. A big international exhibition with 50+ booths, where you can network, enjoy refreshments, and participate in guided tours related to the professional tracks.  

3. Customised matchmaking, where you can target your network activities through the registration system. You can invite all 1000+ participants to meet you. 

Photo: WHINN – Week of Health and INNovation



Lene Vistisen

Senior Consultant

Welfare Tech

Network Manager for Innovation Network Danish Healthtech

T: +45 3176 4331


Skype id : lene.vistisen.work

Supported by

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

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