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Webinar 18.10.2022

Norway building new hospitals: how to access the opportunity?

At 9.30-10.50 EET


Microsoft Teams webinar


Participation is free of charge but requires a pre-registration via the link below.

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Jouni Carlsson
Senior Advisor (Health, ICT, General Market Advice)
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Join us on 18.10.2022 to discover market opportunities in Norway! The country is building new hospitals and refurbishing older buildings with worth of billions of euros.

Sustainability is in focus with these hospital projects and, for instance, the new hospital in Hammerfest, Northern Norway, will be a green hospital built according to the passive house standards that decreases the energy use and costs related to heating of the building.

The webinar will start with Sykehusbygg's (Norwegian Hospital Construction Agency) presentation of the overall picture of the main hospital projects in the country. Rud Pedersen Public Affairs will continue with concrete examples on how to seize the opportunity and Granlund Oy will share their experiences on how they have used the Group Explorer funding received from Business Finland.


9.30 Welcome: Jouni Carlsson, Business Finland
9.35 Current hospital projects in Norway: Marte Lauvsnes (Manager Advisory and Planning Department), Sykehusbygg
9.55 How to seize the opportunity: Kjetil M. Istad (Senior Consultant), Rud Pedersen Public Affairs
10.15 Funding options for Finnish companies: Jouni Carlsson, Business Finland
10.20 Concrete example of Group Explorer: Jukka Vasara, Granlund Oy
10.30 Q&A
10.50 End of event

Marte Lauvsnes is a manager of the Advisory and Early Phase Planning Department in Sykehusbygg, the Norwegian Hospital Construction Agency. She is the Chair of European Health Property Network (EuHPN), and has a background as an intensive care nurse with 18 years of clinical experience. During the last 26 years she has worked as a hospital planner in Medivi, SINTEF, and now Sykehusbygg.

Kjetil Istad has extensive experience from procurement within the health sector. He has both practical experience from tenders and strategic experience from developing procurement as a strategic function. He has worked on local, regional and national level, and was the CEO of Sykehusinnkjøp HF from the beginning and through the pandemic. Kjetil is internationally recognized as a thought leader within Value-Based Procurement and is a strong spokeperson for dialogue between procurement and its suppliers.

Come hear more about the Norwegian hospital investments on 18.10.2022!