Driving innovations for faster uptake of new technologies in the Nordic and global healthcare market

28 September
08:00 - 14:00

Oslo Science Park

There is a large need for new solutions and services in the Nordic and global health system to secure a sustainable health service and society. New technology and solutions are available; however, the adoption is very slow, with the consequence of patients not getting the possible updated health treatment and service.

What are the main barriers to faster adoption of new health technology and services, and how can we solve them?

We invite health tech companies, policy makers and health care professionals to a half day workshop on the need for a change in how the health sector can support and secure faster and successful implementation of new technologies and health services. By addressing the challenges and opportunities, the role of both the procurer, regulator, provider and industry, and how we through active and targeted collaboration can speed up the development, evaluation and adoption, and at the same time be harmonized with Health Technology Assessments, clinical practice guidelines and downstream implementation in health care practice at the Nordic and global level.


08:00 – 09:00  Registration, coffee and networking

09:00 – 09:05 Welcome from Nordic Innovation – Arvid Løken

09:05 – 09:15 Introduction (Kathrine Myhre, Norway Health Tech)

09:15 – 09:30 Experiences from a company perspective by Pubgene and CEO Odd Arild Lehne.

09:30 – 10:00 The digital and trustworthy evidence ecosystem: how can health industry players join to increase value in health care and capture a global market? by Professor Per Olav Vandvik

10:00 – 10:30 EXCITE International – a game changer in the Evidence Ecosystem? By Dr. Les Levin, founder and CEO of Excite International.

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 – 11:15 G-I-N Nordic: How can Nordic countries collaborate for faster, more efficient HTA and trustworthy guidelines into practice? By Department director Morten Græslie from the Norwegian Directorate of Health

11:15 – 11:45 New Methods, how could Norway speed up HTA to the benefit of health industry, policy-makers, clinicians, patients? By Director Øyvind Melien at NIPH

11:45 – 12:30 Lunch break and mingling

12:30 – 12:50 Nordic Proof – Easy access to early phase testing and clinical trials for medtech and e-health solutions. By Bent Håkon Lauritzen, coordinator of Nordic Proof

12:50 – 13:45 A call for action: What now Nordics?

Plenary debate with keynote speakers to respond to challenges with potential solutions and action steps for the Nordics. Moderators: Kathrine Myhre and Per Olav Vandvik

13:45 -14:00 Wrap up and next steps

14:00 and onwards:    Networking and one2one with EXCITE International (book time ahead by sending an e-mail

Please join us for a very interesting day!

The event is in cooperation with






Dr. Leslie Levin

Chief Executive and Scientific Officer - EXCITE International

Dr Per Olav Vandvik

Professor of Medicine


Bent-Håkon Lauritzen

Advisor Market Development


Kathrine Myhre

CEO - Norway Health Tech

Øyvind Melien

Department director, Reviews and HTA, Norwegian Institute of Public Health


Arvid Løken

Senior innovation adviser - Nordic Innovation


Documents and presentations

Welcome to the conference, agenda and debate

Nordic Innovation

by Arvid Løken

From a company's perspective - Pubgene

by Odd Arild Lehne

MAGIC project

by Per Olav Vandvik

EXCITE International

by Les Levin


by Morten Græslie

Folkehelseinstituttet on Nye Metoder

by Øyvind Melien

Testing in the Nordics - Nordic Proof

by Bent-Håkon Lauritzen