This November, the Nordic countries in partnership with Nordic Innovation are planning a Nordic healthcare roadshow called Krankenhaus Karawane to promote successful Nordic healthcare solutions to the hospital sector in Germany. Denmark is project leader and coordinator of the initiative, based on positive experiences from a previous event in January 2018 focusing on the Danish hospital sector, which proved to be a great success among German stakeholders.
The Krankenhaus Karawane is a four-day event with two days in Berlin and two days in Munich, providing Nordic companies an opportunity to present their hospital solutions to potential German business partners. The event starts in Berlin with a joint Nordic/German hospital conference and a site visit to a leading Berlin based healthcare innovation ecosystem. In Munich, the program offers insights into the German hospital structure, financing and purchasing processes including site visits to leading hospitals.
Germany is the largest economy in Europe and one of the world’s biggest export nations. The German healthcare sector amounted to 374 billion EUR in 2017. Hospitals in Germany are financed based on the dualistic principle: the federal states are responsible for financing investments while the statutory health insurances bear all the costs incurred for treatment of patients. As the German federal states have increasingly cut hospital funding in recent decades, a backlog of investments exists, leading to increased pressure towards policy makers for the efficient use of hospital budgets. Therefore, German policy makers are increasingly looking to other countries for innovative solutions.
As such, the Krankenhaus Karawane is a unique opportunity for Nordic countries to join forces and collaborate on promoting innovative hospital solutions to the German market.
If this sounds interesting to you then check out the preliminary program and register here.
Registration deadline is August 26, 2019.