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september 2023

Study trip to Germany (North-Rhine Westphalia)

Join us for a study trip to NRW, Germany, organized in collaboration with the German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (AHK) and Norway Health Tech (NHT). The trip is designed for health tech companies who see Germany as their target market.

During the trip, participating companies will have the opportunity to meet with experts in the field of health tech and learn about the German healthcare system and the health tech market in NRW. Our partners in Germany have suggested possible activities, but the program will be tailored to the specific needs and interests of participating companies.

The study trip aims to foster international collaboration and knowledge sharing between Norway and Germany, two countries at the forefront of digital health innovation. As you know, Norway and Germany share many common challenges and opportunities in the field of healthcare. During the trip, we will host panel discussions with leading experts in the German healthcare sector, who will share their insights on the latest developments in digital health. This will provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in the field, and to engage with like-minded professionals from across the globe.

The cost for participating in the study trip is 5000 NOK per company (for up to 2 persons, exclusive for NHT or NSCC members), with a 50% discount for companies in the Market Access Programme Germany 2023. While participants will have to cover their own costs for travel and accommodations, catering during the program will be provided.

We will use public transport for all travelling inside NRW.


Day 0 – 25th Sept. 2023 (Monday)

Individual arrival in Düsseldorf (participants are responsible for booking their own flights)

16.00 – Welcome reception by NRW’s business development agency (NRW.Global Business, tbc) and introduction to the program by NHT, AHK and NSCC representatives.

  • Briefing on the German healthcare system and the health tech market in NRW.

Optional activity:

17.00 Panel discussion: AI in health, regulation and infrastructure for implementing AI solution in healthcare. Challenges and opportunities – experience exchange Germany / Norway

Day 1 – 26th Sept. 2023 (Tuesday), Co-hosted by LifeScienceNet Düsseldorf

10.00 – Visit to Digital Health Lab Düsseldorf (confirmed)

  • Best practice: adoption of health tech and experiences with integrating new technologies into existing workflows, implementation of innovations.
  • Latest developments in health tech research and development

11:45 – Walk to seminar rooms at Life Science Centre (confirmed)

12:00 – Networking Lunch: with representatives from the local healthcare sector, including hospital administrators, physicians and insurers.

13.00 – Presentation by local health tech accelerator Startup4Med (confirmed)

  • Introduction to the start-up ecosystem in NRW and the support available for health tech entrepreneurs

14.30 – Company pitches / introductions

15.00 – “World Café”: Moderated round table discussions (topics tbc)

  • primary health care
  • hospital at home (patient home monitoring)

18.00 – Dinner with NHT, AHK, NSCC, and local industry leaders in the health tech industry (location tbc)

Day 2 – 27th Sept. 2023 (Wednesday)

09.00 – Travel by public transport from Düsseldorf to Essen

10.00 – Visit to SmartHospital.NRW – AI showroom at Uniklinikum Essen (confirmed)

  • Visit the show room, have some demonstrations, and talk about the topic of AI in the hospital setting.

12.00 Introduction to a local health tech company in Essen, which has an ongoing innovation partnership with the university clinic (tbd)

13.00 Lunch

13.30 Afternoon meetings with potential partners, investors or customers in the health tech industry

  • Booster Board format with company pitches: Companies do a short presentation (5 Minutes) to a plenum of experts, then receive direct feedback from the experts (tbd). Total: 20 mins per company.

15.00 Bus transfer to Airport Düsseldorf

Space is limited, so sign up early to secure your spot. Persons interested in participating can sign up already now!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the health tech market in NRW and connect with potential partners and customers. We look forward to seeing you in Germany!


Accomodation in Düsseldorf

Regarding accommodation, we recommend you book at HOTEL DÜSSELDORF MITTE (Graf-Adolf-Str. 60, 40210 Düsseldorf). This will also be the location where we will meet in the morning to start the program.

The following prices apply (if you book before 31 August 2023)

  • 25.09.2023 – 26.09.2023 15 single rooms 104,00,-€
  • 26.09.2023 – 27.09.2023 15 single rooms 161,00,-€

All taxes are included.

Breakfast buffet is charged at 18,- € per adult and is included in the above room rates.

Rooms can be requested by e-mail to duesseldorf-mitte@amanogroup.de with the keyword “German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce”.

The rooms can be called up until 6 weeks (31.08.23) before arrival, after that the rooms expire automatically from the contingent. Individual reservations can be cancelled free of charge 7 days before arrival. After that, 100 % of the booked services will be charged.

Main contact for the study trip: Lucie Meltzer, International Advisor Norway Health Tech, lucie.meltzer@norwayhealthtech.com