People from all over the world look to the Nordic countries – how we address social challenges, how we care for the elderly and build our hospitals and care homes. The world needs new and holistic welfare solutions. This project will showcase and demonstrate some of them.
The Nordic countries are often trail blazers, and lead the way in transforming healthcare to meet the challenges of the future. Due to a well-developed and well-organised health and welfare system, the Nordic region is able to offer tailored and innovative welfare solutions both in hospitals, care facilities and homes. Our health and welfare solutions often also intersect fields like architecture, (service) design and digital solutions – to name but a few. Many of these new solutions promote environmental, economic and social sustainability.
We believe that Nordic Welfare Solutions will help the world make progress toward a number of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 3 (ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages), SDG 9 (build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation), and SDG 12 (ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns).
Nordic Welfare Solutions will present Nordic solutions to the rest of the world and:
- Promote progress toward the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Boost exports of Nordic products and solutions
- Strengthen networks of Nordic exporters (value chains)
- Create a strong brand and story about Nordic Welfare Solutions
- Enhance knowledge of innovative Nordic health and welfare solutions both inside and outside the Nordic region
In this project, the Nordic countries will work even more closely together to coordinate the way in which these solutions are presented to other selected markets.
Nordic Welfare Solutions run by Nordic Innovation and is one of six flagship projects under Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges, which is the five Nordic prime ministers' initiative to share knowledge and experience from the Nordic region to help reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative is coordinated by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Nordic Welfare Solutions builds on our previous Innovative Nordic Welfare Solutions lighthouse project, which aimed to strengthen the Nordic region as an innovative and leading region within health and welfare.
Strongholds and Qualities of the Nordic Health Tech Ecosystem
This analysis forms a knowledge base for the Nordic Welfare Solutions project, and gives an overview of the core qualities and strongholds of the Nordic health tech ecosystem.
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Nordic Health Tech – Core Qualities and Strongholds booklet
A booklet giving an insight into core qualities and strongholds in the Nordic health tech ecosystem. The booklet is based on the Strongholds and Qualities of the Nordic Health Tech Ecosystem analysis.
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A Nordic Story About Smart Digital Health
A storytelling document based on the Smart Digital Health stronghold identified in the Strongholds and Qualities of the Nordic Health Tech Ecosystem analysis.
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White paper: Smart Digital Health
A white paper presenting some of the smart digital health solutions developed and implemented in the Nordic countries.
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Video: Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges
The patient is in the center of the development of healthcare in the Nordic countries. The patient is also at the center of his and her own healthcare. This implies sharing of information, transparency and the respect of the integrity of the individual.
Learn more about how the Nordics put the patient first in healthcare in this video made by Healthcare Denmark for Nordic Innovation.
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