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New export project commences to support UK HealthTech Innovators enter the Nordic healthcare market

Posted: 5th February 2024

In partnership with the Nordic Proof Network, Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber is delivering a project that supports UK HealthTech SMEs to export their innovations and engage with the Nordic health ecosystem, collaborating on a project together.

The Nordic territories have created some of the highest quality healthcare systems anywhere in the world, delivering the best possible care for their populations. This is at least in part because as a percentage of GDP, these countries also have some of the highest healthcare expenditures globally. There are lots of opportunities for UK based HealthTech providers, from both the public and private sector, to enter the Nordic healthcare system if they can help reduce expenditures whilst maintaining a high quality of care.

The Nordic Proof Programme is open throughout 2024, is available to SMEs with various health tech products, and will support innovators at any stage in their development.

The programme offers:

  • Market testing of your innovation in the Nordics
  • Support on how to grow your business in the Nordics
  • Support and collaboration opportunities with Nordic partners
  • Clinical testing and validation opportunities
  • Market introduction to the Nordics
  • Efficacy studies
  • Proof of concept / proof of value
  • Contracted research services
  • Expert panel workshop
  • Usability testing

Nordic Proof is a network of primary and specialist healthcare providers from heath institutions and testing hubs in the Nordics. The network provides an initial one-point entry for companies looking to test ideas, products or solutions and supports all phases of development. Nordic proof is administrated by Norway Health Tech on behalf of the partners.

Neville Young, Director of Enterprise and Innovation at Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber said:

“This is the first project of its kind that helps UK innovators to grow their business in the Nordics. This kind of support, supporting our UK based innovators grow in new markets, is part of our mission to support the spread of innovation and drive economic growth in the UK HealthTech sector.

“Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber helps UK HealthTech innovators to export their solutions internationally. The Nordic network is a great stepping stone for UK Innovators with ambitions to grow into the European market.”

Bent-Håkon Lauritzen, coordinator Nordic Proof, said:

“UK companies are looking at the Nordics! Nordic Proof has signed an agreement with Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber to support UK companies with market insight and testing services.”

If you are interested in taking part in the the programme, we have an online briefing session on 1 March where you can find out more about how to apply.

Register for the event