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Health and wellbeing webinar: New smart and sustainable hospitals in Sweden

Sweden is going through a phase of dramatic demographic change with both growing urban population and growing elderly population in the upcoming years, which will have heavy impacts on the structure and operations of the Swedish Healthcare. In the government investigation Effektivvård (SOU 2016:2) commissioned by the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs there is a need for a primary care reform with the aim of restructuring the healthcare system that has historically been centered on the regional hospitals. Essentially by reallocation basic operations to the primary care centers and to home care, while modernizing the hospitals into specialized care, deeply interlinked with research similar to university hospitals.

Agreed investments in Modernization, Expansions and New Constructions, are €10 billion (by March 2020, according to Business Sweden). In the near future, there are 43 projects planned to start in 2020-2022 estimated to €3.2 billion, and out of these 23 are New Constructions, estimated to €2.5 billion. These investments have a clear focus on smart and sustainable solutions, thus it is time for companies to engage in these opportunities.

Sustainable healthcare comprises several features within healthcare and hospitals and is one of the Nordic Strongholds reported in a study financed by Nordic Innovation. With massive investments into this sector in the Nordics and globally there is a large and growin business opportunity for Swedish companies that together with Finnish companies can create even more attractive offers. Joint to learn more and connect.

Following the high-level plenary session Business Finland will organize an exciting workshop to provide deeper insights on this business opportunity in the Swedish healthcare market. After the webinar, the Swedish participants are invited to connect with the Finnish companies in the delegation in 1-2-1 discussions

Thursday, April 15, 2021

10:15 – 11:15/09:15 – 10:15 From common vision to global action – Finland and Sweden as driving forces for sustainable future – plenary session
Session 1: Sustainable Healthcare Investments
11:30 – 11:35/10:30 – 10:35    Welcome Note
PhD. Nima Jokilaakso, Senior Advisor, Business Finland, Sweden
11:35 – 12:00/10:35 – 11:00 Keynote: Nordic Excellence in Healthcare Sustainability a Global Market Opportunity
Mr. Daniel Eriksson, CEO, Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare
12:00 – 12:10/11:00 – 11:10 New Hospital Projects in Sweden 2021 and onwards
12:10 – 12:30/11:10 – 11:30 Future Smart and Sustainable Hospital cases in Sweden
12:30 – 13:00/11:30 – 12:00 Break
Session 2: The Swedish Market Opportunity as a Stepping-Stone to Global markets
13:00 – 13:20/12:00 – 12:20 Hospital Logistic in the New Smart Hospital
Mr. Valentin Monteiro, Director, Business Development & Sustainability, Schneider Electric
Ms. Irina Lindquist, Segment Manager Healthcare, Schneider Electric
13:20 – 13:30/12:20 – 12:30 Nordic Collaboration for increased Export
Mr. Jens Termén, Director, Energy Machines
13:30 – 13:50/12:30 – 12:50

Expert discussion on Sustainable Hospital as a Nordic Stronghold and Export

Moderator: Ms. Niina Aagard, COO, Nordic Innovation (Norway)


Mr. Robert Andrén, Director General, Swedish Energy Agency
Ms. Iris Öhrn, Investment Advisor, Business Region Göteborg, VGR (Sweden)
MD. Leena Setälä, Sustainability Director, Hospital District of Southwestern Finland (Finland)
Mr. Roland Nilsson, President, Pansanté Sweden, (Sweden)

13:50 – 14:00/12:50 – 13:00 Endnote: Grønköpinki the shopping window to a Sustainable Hospital
Mr. Daniel Eriksson, CEO, Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare
14:00 – 16:00/13:00 – 15:00  Matchmaking & B2B  



More information

Health and Wellbeing industry
PhD. Nima Jokilaakso
Senior Advisor, Business Finland Sweden
+46 76 114 52 53
nima.jokilaakso (at)

Mr. Kari Klossner
Head of Smart Life Finland
+358 400 717 29
kari.klossner (at)