Nordic-Canada Health Solutions Initiative 2018-2019

Biotech Center, Arvid Wallgrens Backe 20
08.00 - 13.15 followed by light lunch and networking

An exclusive program for Nordic companies to accelerate entry into the Canadian Healthcare market. This program is targeted to established Nordic Companies with solutions applicable to healthy ageing, rehabilitation and digital health.

Nordic Innovation is supporting this collaboration project to assist Nordic healthcare companies with accelerated entry to the Canadian market.

Canada’s healthcare system has rising healthcare costs and an growing aging population. Through interviews on the market with Canadian healthcare decision makers, we have found concrete opportunities for Nordic healthcare products and solutions in Canada within the sectors of:

  • Hospitals- Opportunities for products or solutions which help with hospital workflow, improve wait times and efficiencies, improve patient safety, medication management, infection control, interconnectivity and data security
  • Long term care and retirement homes- increase patient safety, improve connectivity, workflow and access to patient information, better manage food services, improve patient environment and experience, staff training and retention
  • Home care- Help provide patient physical and emotional security, increase patient self-care, better communication and information sharing with patient and all care providers

Please register below if you wish to attend our free workshop to learn about doing business as a Nordic healthcare company in Canada and to learn more about our 2019 Nordic-Canada Health Solutions Initiative.

This half day workshop will give you the opportunity to network and discuss with a healthcare expert from Canada, who will be providing an overview of Canada, the healthcare system, a detailed look at payer/ payee pathways, reimbursement, trends, innovation and adoption pathways.

Your company will also have an opportunity to do a 2-minute pitch on your health solution to a healthcare expert and receive on-the-spot feedback about your market potential in Canada.


08:00 – 08:30 Registration and coffee
08:30 – 08:50 Welcome remarks & Nordic-Canada Health Solution Initiative program overview
08:50 – 09:20 Overview of the Canadian healthcare system: focus on Ontario, healthcare structure and the payer/payee pathway
09:20 – 09:35 Break
09:35 – 10:45 Adoption of technologies within the Ontario healthcare system.
What Nordic innovators need to consider when entering the market:
approvals, evidence requirements, procurement, challenges, etc.
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:15 Introduction to Nordic innovators: opportunity for all joining companies to present/pitch their product or solution to our Canadian healthcare expert to receive feedback on Canadian market potential
12:15 – 12:30 Wrap up, program highlights and how to apply to our 2019 initiative
12:30 – 13:15 Light lunch and networking