Innovation Lab Asia has initiated a new project to promote Nordic HealthTech solutions in Asia. The project will enable startups to showcase Nordic solutions and capabilities at major events in Asia for the first time. The project was announced at SLUSH 2019, is supported by Nordic Innovation and part of the #NordicMade initiative. Sign up HERE.
This is our first truly pan-Nordic project. Along with TechBBQ (Denmark), Startup Extreme (Norway), Icelandic Startups (Iceland), Maria01 (Finland) and Innovation Skåne (Sweden), Innovation Lab Asia is organizing two Nordic HealthTech delegations to Asia next year, each with 20 startups.
Our first destination is InnoVEX in Taiwan, from 3-5 June 2020.
Why this project?
Nordic Healthtech companies offer world class solutions, yet their access to the large and growing markets of Asia remain limited.
They lack information, network and resources to identify relevant opportunities and access to Asia, and Asian stakeholders lack knowledge on Nordic solutions and capabilities.
Why HealthTech? Why Asia? And why now?
And the markets are booming in Asia. Over the past 4 years, HealthTech investments in Asia have double to USD 6.3 billion, and with both a growing middle class and an aging population, there has never been a bigger demand for healthcare services in the region.
As populations become more health-savvy, there is also demand to rethink old models of healthcare, and governments are responding with a new openness to experimental, tech-grounded solutions.
Across Asia, governments are now creating supportive policies to upgrade their health systems, and private players are moving in to fill the gaps.
InnoVEX is a part of this trend, occurring concurrently with CompuTEX, one of the largest tech conferences in Asia, where English is the primary business language.
Although Taiwan is mostly known as a major manufacturing hub, the current government is focused on smart cities, which include new healthcare initiatives. Health and Biotech will be major platforms at the 2020 conference.
Investors, hospital systems, and health stakeholders from all over Asia will be descending on InnoVEX to find the next HealthTech solution to co-create, test, or scale into their regions.
First time we raise the Nordic flag
#NordicMade x Healthtech will mark the first time the Nordics have ever showcased together in this region. With the Nordics being considered a trusted brand in health technology, there has never been a better time to showcase our solutions to Asia.
What’s in it for you…?
If you are a Nordic HealthTech startup looking to Asia, apply here to join us at InnoVEX, June 3-5, 2020. We provide:
- Travel and accommodation stipend
- Showcasing at a Pavillion, with the best Nordic HealthTech companies
- Customized meeting program to connect with the right people
- Access to PR & marketing to promote your company
- Pre-InnoVEX workshop with the Nordic Innovation House Singapore
Sign up here: bit.ly/35nTGIQ
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