HealthTech Nordic, the largest gathering of e-Health companies in the Nordic region, today arranged an investment forum in Gothenburg. The event attracted fourteen of the Nordic region’s most promising startup e-health companies and 22 international investors interested in the fast-growing industry.
“This felt special. HealthTech Nordic Investor Forum is the Nordic region’s largest investment forum linked to health tech. Just like last year, the forum catalysed great discussions, which led to investments in the companies last year. We’re hopeful that we will see investments again this year,” says Carl-Peter Mattsson, who is responsible for investor relations and capital funding at Sahlgrenska Science Park and the HealthTech Nordic Investor Forum.
Startups and investors from all the Nordic countries participated at the forum, as did international (pan-European) investors. It was the second consecutive year that the HealthTech Nordic Investor Forum was arranged, with interest from investors increasing significantly compared to last year.
Growing e-health industry
“It’s clear that investors want to invest in good e-health companies. This is an industry that is growing rapidly. Here in the Nordic region, there are companies with very considerable opportunities to establish themselves as world leaders. To achieve that, capital is needed, so this type of event is important,” says Marianne Larsson, project leader for HealthTech Nordic.
HealthTech Nordic is a project representing 170 startups throughout the Nordic countries. It is the Nordic region’s largest gathering of health tech startups, and the number of member companies is increasing continuously. The project’s primary objective is to create 700 new jobs in the region by helping the startups grow and rapidly establish themselves internationally. The project is following the steps of a completely new Nordic model, where the startups’ joint attractiveness assists in creating interest from investors and customers, not least internationally.
HealthTech Nordic is run by Innovation Skåne, Sahlgrenska Science Park, Smile Incubator and Invest in Skåne in Sweden, Cobis in Denmark and Norway HealthTech. The project is partly financed by the Interreg-Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak, the European Regional Development Fund.