On January 21st we launched a new initiative – a networking event for newly entered Swecare members. The interest for this event was very positive and we welcomed 15 member companies this time!
The outline of the meeting was to connect members together, get to know them, their business better and invite them to get a better understanding of Swecare’s core business and how we can support them in their internationalization process.
Niclas Jacobson, Deputy Director, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs presented the governments work on export promotion, Per Nylund, Vice President Global Strategic Sales, Elekta and Christian Kinch, CEO, Bactiguard talked about how they utilize Swecare and official export promotion work from their company perspective.
Patrik Sundström, Head of eHealth, Swedish Association for Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) and their view on partnerships as key to drive sustainable improvement, innovation and growth and Pavan Asalapuram, CEO, EMPE Diagnostics was also invited to talk but due to unforeseen circumstances they could not make it this time. We look forward to listen to them another time!
Thereafter, we opened the floor for a round of introductions of the invited members: ADDI Medical, Advokatbyrån Gulliksson, Biomedex, Byon8 AB, Centigo AB, Docly Healthcare AB, EMPE Diagnostics AB, Fillauer Europe AB, Gnosco AB, Kontigo Care, MediRätt, Minnovation International AB, Sirona Health Solutions, Stiftelsen Choice and the Swedish Standards Institute.
It was interesting to hear about their mission and their needs in their internationalization.
Swecare has a broad network where academia, public sector (including the government), and private sector jointly address health care challenges. We strongly believe that through close collaboration in tackling common challenges from multiple angles increases our international competitiveness and strengthens Swedish health care.
As one of our members said yesterday; “Swecare is what you make of it, take advantage!” He is absolutely correct - Swecare is a useful and cost-effective tool to create export possibilities for Swedish health care. We act as a door opener and create platforms through which you can access your counterparts across the globe. We look forward to acting as a key in unlocking new business opportunities for you. It was lovely to see so many of them joined together!