Digital Health Days (DHD) will be held for the second time in Stockholm August 25th – 26th. It is the leading conference where ICT, Life science and health meet, strategically located in Stockholm where a thriving community of digital health start-ups can be found and game-changing policy-making is taking place.
Stockholm’s policy makers embrace digital health
Stockholm has great faith in digital health and is actively participating in the rapid development of big data for health. Just a few months ago, all health records were put online to give Swedes full access to their own health information. “We’ve been collecting the data needed for big data for decades and we’re totally committed to its democratisation. At the same time, citizens here have an especially well-developed relationship with their computers. We also have the solutions that connect patients to hospitals and doctors by doing things like putting an entire patient journal online. It’s an almost perfect marriage,” says Ulla Hamilton, vice-mayor of Stockholm. A lot of new start-ups within digital health have emerged in and around Stockholm lately. “It’s very easy for people to develop innovations here. We have a lot of tech nerds and early adopters in ICT and life sciences. This, combined with the fact that Swedish healthcare providers are already geared up for big data, provides ideal conditions for growth.”
Great new opportunities for start-ups and entrepreneurs
A number of challenge-driven start-ups will be presenting and attending the conference, mainly from the UK and the Nordics. The networking area will be a venue for pitches and meetings between thinkers, doers and investors. EIT ICT Labs is a partner of the conference and will take active part with several business developers, Stockholm Node representatives and the action line leader for Health & Wellbeing (HWB), Jean Gelissen as participants.
Outi Toijala, International Business Developer, hope to grow the community of HWB ICT Startups through new business contacts, knowledge sharing and co-creation.
At the EIT ICT Labs demo pods visitors will have the opportunity to meet Health & Wellbeing ICT startups from Belgium, Finland, Germany, Sweden and The Netherlands: BioSync, Firstbeat Technologies, HealthyChoices, HeiaHeia, Quick Posture, Tinnitracks, Ugentec,
More information on www.digitalhealthdays.se