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6 February 08:30-18:00GoCo Health Innovation City

February 6, 2024

Medtech Matchday

The healthcare industry is facing challenges that require innovative solutions with access to innovative medical technology solutions - all in an international arena.

Join us on February 6 at an in-person event in Gothenburg where startups and large companies will come together to discuss the implementation of medical technology and its efficient scalability in international markets.

The event kicks off with a matchmaking session where corporates will have the opportunity to connect with Swedish medtech startups. Please note that applications to the matchmaking are closed and only companies with confirmed meetings during the session can participate.

It will continue with a conference designed to facilitate knowledge sharing, disseminate insights, and enhance networking opportunities. Registrations to the conference will be open until January 23.

The conference is divided into two sessions. The first session is titled “Effective Implementation: Where the Real Needs of Healthcare Meet the Right Solutions of Medtech”. It will be followed by “Scale-up: What Does It Take?”. Further details on the conference program can be found below.

The day will end with a joint mingle hosted by Alfa Laval.

Medtech Matchday is jointly organized by Medtech4Health, AstraZeneca's A.Catalyst Network, GoCo Health Innovation City, Ignite Sweden, SISP, Sting, and Swedish Medtech, in collaboration with EIT Health, GU Ventures, KI Innovations, LEAD, Medeon, Region Västra Götaland, Sahlgrenska Science Park, SmiLe Incubator, Umeå Biotech Incubator, and Uppsala Innovation Centre.

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Medtech Matchday - The Conference

In the afternoon, the event will transition into a conference with the aim of highlighting, learning, and exchanging experiences about the implementation of medical technology innovations and the conditions for scaling companies to make innovations available to a broader market. Simultaneously, we aim to reduce barriers to exchange across national and actor boundaries. Therefore, invited guests are joining from different parts of Europe and various types of organizations.

Session #1
Effective Implementation: Where the Real Needs of Healthcare Meet the Right Solutions of Medtech

Lena Strömberg, Program Director, Medtech4Health

A session focusing on challenges and successful examples of implementing medical technology will commence.
Prof. David Lowe from NHS Scotland will kick off the session by sharing his experiences with the introduction of medical technology in Scotland. Following that, a panel will take the stage to share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of making medical technology solutions available. To facilitate a dialogue, a brief 'Innovation Hive Live' session will engage both the panel and the audience. The outcomes of the session will serve as the foundation for further discussion.

13.15 Keynote with David Lowe, Clinical Director for Health Innovation, Scottish Health and Industry Partnership (SHIP)

13.35 Presentation of the panel
Penilla Gunther, Founder of FOKUS Patient and President of Patient Safey Foundation, EU
Göran Henriks, Senior Strategy Advisor, Region Jönköping
Göran Larsson, R&D Director, Region Västerbotten
Fredrik Koffner, COO, Cuviva AB
Further participants will be announced.

13.45 Innovation Hive Live
The panelists and the audience participate in small discussion groups, known as a hive, where discussion is based on David Lowe's keynote. The outcome will be used during the next step.

14.15 - 15.15 Panel Discussion
The panel will discuss the conclusions and share knowledge and experiences from their respective fields.

15.15 - 15.30 Coffee break

Session #2
Scale-up – What Does It Take?

Moderator: Britta Stensson, PhD and Global Head of Industry Network Life Science, Business Sweden
Why is it important for companies to be formed, develop, and grow? What conditions need to be in place for companies to develop, grow, and enter an international market? Sweden is good at ideas and the first step in commercialization – but then what? What is required in the domestic market, what steps does the company need to take, and what does the system need to support? These are some of the questions that we will ask ourselves during the conversation.
The session begins with a keynote speaker who highlights the topic, after which the panel is invited up on stage for a short presentation of themselves, their organization, and their views on challenges and opportunities.

15.30 - 15.50 Keynote with Magda Krakowiak
, Director at EIT Health Accelerator

15.50 - 17.00 Panel Discussion

Britta Stensson, Global Head of Industry Network Life Science, Business Sweden.
Anna Bergstrand, Program Manager, Vinnova
Fredrik Wikell, Area Sales Manager, Intuitive Surgical Sárl
Hanna Sjöström, CEO, NEOLA Medical AB
Ana Isabel Gonzalez, Operational Manager, Innovation and International Projects Unit, Madrid Health Authority, SERMAS Madrid
Magnus Björsne, CEO. Bio Venture Hub Gothenburg
Further participants will be announced.

17.00 - 18.00 Joint mingle hosted by Alfa Laval

Medtech Matchday
Matchmaking Session

Please note that applications to the matchmaking are closed and only companies with confirmed meetings during the session can participate.

If you have any questions about the matchmaking session, please contact as at

Practical Information

Tuesday, February 6
Location: GoCo Health Innovation City
Entreprenörsstråket 10, Mölndal

Preliminary Agenda:
Matchmaking session*
12:00-13:15 Networking lunch
13:15-17:00 Conference
17:00-18:00 After work & mingle

* Only for corporates and startups with confirmed meetings in the matchmaking session

Registrations to the conferences are open until January 23.
Registrations to the matchmaking session are closed.


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