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mai 2023

Visit to Minneapolis with the Norwegian ecosystem in health

Join this delegation to the healthtech ecosystem in Minneapolis: A joint visit for Norwegian healthcare providers, research- and academic institutions, and health tech suppliers.

Vibrant Norwegian health tech innovators are developing and producing digital solutions looking outside of Norway for exploring foreign markets. Norway has numerous companies delivering innovative digital health, e-health and medtech solutions, by using cutting edge technologies. These solutions can contribute to more efficient and economic sustainable healthcare systems, in Norway as in the USA.

The US is one of the most interesting markets for Norwegian health tech companies. To help companies to understand, build knowledge and meet right partners in the US health market(s), we are looking towards a delegation trip in June 2023 with Norwegian companies, health institutions and universities, from different parts of Norway. The delegation will meet interested and similar partners from the US side, hence hospitals, care homes, private companies, universities etc.


The aim of the visit

The Norwegian health clusters invite you to take part in this delegation trip to Minneapolis together with Norwegian companies, health institutions and universities from across Norway. The aim is to introduce the Norwegian health ecosystem in Minnesota, and help Norwegian healthcare providers share knowledge and meet potential new partners in the US. The theme for the visit is future and virtual hospitals, and digital home monitoring.

Why Minnesota?

Every second, two people have their lives improved by medical technology from Minnesota. Minneapolis is home to one of the largest health and life science clusters in the US, and it is home to several highly acknowledged health institutions like the world renowned Mayo Clinic and the Allina Health system. Minnesotans are generally proud of their Norwegian heritage, and like to engage with and assist Norwegian partners.

You can expect:

  • Knowledge exchange: Learn and exchange knowledge with the world’s foremost network of healthcare organizations, like the innovative frontrunner Mayo Clinic
  • Networking: Network with relevant partners and KOL's from hospitals, care homes, private companies and universities in the US
  • Introduce your solution: Introduce your solution to potential US partners at various networking events

Program at a glance

30.05.2023: Arriving in Minneapolis

Day 1 (31.05.2023): Medical Alley – The Silicon Valley of Healthcare

Visit to one of the the most innovative health tech clusters in the world, a day which includes:

  • Introduction to Medical Alley and the Minnesota ecosystem for health technology
  • Presentation from local founders who have built and scaled successful companies in this region
  • Networking lunch
  • Visit to Allina Health Abbott Northwestern Hospital - the largest private hospital in the Twin Cities Children’s Minnesota - one of the largest pediatric health systems in the US
  • Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation - one of the leading nonprofit cardiovascular and vascular research and education institutions in the country
  • Evening activity: Informal dinner between Minnesotans and Norwegians (venue TBC).

Day 2 (01.06.2023): Parallell sessions at Norway House and Medtronic HQ

A day of tailored parallell sessions for companies, universities, municipalities and health institutions, with a joint networking event in the evening.

Sessions for health tech companies at Norway House, including:

  • Local entrepreneurs share insights on how to attract investors and customers in the US
  • Insurance Payer roundtables and introduction to electronic health record integration.
  • Identifying sales opportunities in various channels
  • Matchmaking between mentors - Norwegian companies

Sessions for universities, municipalities and health institutions at Medtronic HQ, including:

  • Tour Visible Heart Lab, Medical Device Center, and Valuation Lab
  • Development in E-health and AI
  • Intelligent Health projects – Health Re-imaging

Day 3 (02.06.2023): Visit to Mayo Clinic

An introduction to the Mayo clinic, how they work with digital home monitoring, following up patients staying at home, treatment and PROM between the out-patients and the hospitals. Newest innovations and “best practice”.

  • Mayo clinic AI-platform. Get access to the AI-platform.
  • Meet with Destination Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Innovation Exchange, Mayo Clinic Platform
  • Knowledge sharing with Norwegian hospitals, implementing and using digital solutions on a daily basis.

USA Next-project is funded by Viken fylkeskommune