Robot assisted surgery at Danderyds Hospital.

Health Innovation May Be the Key

Health innovation may be key if the Nordic region shall become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world in 2030. We are at a turning point where we must make a choice. Technological development is taking its course and Nordic Innovation is working to seize the opportunities that exist in the Nordic region within health innovation.

In the sixth episode of the Nordic Innovation Forecast podcast, Marianne Larsson from Innovation Skåne, Nima Jokilaakso from Business Finland and Rasmus Malmborg discuss if we are truly seizing the opportunities that exists within health innovation in the newest episode of the Nordic Innovation Forecast podcast.

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As social democracies, ownership of our own health services and products is strong throughout the Nordic region, but are we aware of what is happening in the rest of world? A wide range of services and products is already offered by global commercial players, such as Apple. What is the advantage of innovating locally rather than buying ready-made solutions from commercial global giants?

All the Nordic countries have existing expertise in their respective fields, and we can benefit from development and innovation in fields other than health, by creating economic systems and clusters across national borders.

"I used to host a lot of international delegations [...] and I must say we are not just pretty good – we are excellent. We have an excellent reputation worldwide."

Nima Jokilaakso, Senior Adviser, Business Finland

Meet the guests

Marianne Larsson from Innovation Skåne talks about how she has worked with innovation and digital solutions which now are used in big parts of Sweden, and how cooperation between regions and countries is important.

Nima Jokilaakso from Business Finland has long experience with business opportunities within innovation in the Nordic region. He reflects on regional solutions and innovations versus global ready-made solutions.

Rasmus Malmborg is Senior Innovation Adviser and Head of Program for the Health, Demography and Quality of Life and Life Science and Health Tech programs at Nordic Innovation. Rasmus talks talks about Nordic Innovation’s vision and facilitation of innovation in the health sector in the Nordic countries.

Learn more about how Nordic Innovation works to facilitate health innovation in the Nordics at


Rasmus Malmborg - Senior Innovation Adviser

Rasmus Malmborg

Senior Innovation Adviser
Rasmus has extensive international experience in complex project management, predominantly within health care system development. Prior to joining Nordic Innovation, Rasmus has been with LHL International for nine years and worked the last four years as CEO.

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