Study trip to Germany (North-Rhine Westphalia)

25 - 27 September

North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), Germany

Join us for a study trip to NRW, Germany, organized by NHT in collaboration with the German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (AHK) and Norwegian Smart Care Cluster (NSCC). The trip is designed for health tech companies who see Germany as their target market, as well as representatives from the public health sector who wish to exchange experiences with their German counterparts.

During the trip, participating companies will have the opportunity to meet with experts in the field of health tech and learn about the German healthcare system and the health tech market in NRW. Our partners in Germany have suggested possible activities, but the program will be tailored to the specific needs and interests of participating companies.

The study trip aims to foster international collaboration and knowledge sharing between Norway and Germany, two countries at the forefront of digital health innovation. As you know, Norway and Germany share many common challenges and opportunities in the field of healthcare. During the trip, we will host panel discussions with leading experts in the German healthcare sector, who will share their insights on the latest developments in digital health. This will provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in the field, and to engage with like-minded professionals from across the globe.

The cost for participating in the study trip is 5,000 NOK per company (for up to 2 persons, exclusive for NHT or NSCC members), with a 50% discount for companies in the Market Access Programme Germany 2023. While participants will have to cover their own costs for travel and accommodations, catering during the program will be provided.

We will use public transport for all travelling inside NRW.



Day 0 – 25th Sept. 2023 (Monday)

Individual arrival in Düsseldorf (participants are responsible for booking their own flights)

16.00 – Welcome reception by NRW’s business development agency (NRW.Global Business)

  • Introduction to the programme by NHT, AHK and NSCC representatives
  • NRW.B: Briefing on NRW as business location
  • Introduction of Norwegian participants 
  • Medizin.NRW: Briefing on the German healthcare system and the health tech market in NRW (15min) 

17.00 – Presentation and discussion: AI in health in Germany, status, latest developments, obstacles, opportunities and future perspectives. By Prof. Dr. Britta Boeckmann, Fachhochschule Dortmund  


Day 1 – 26th Sept. 2023 (Tuesday), Co-hosted by LifeScienceNet Düsseldorf

10.00 – Visit to Digital Health Lab Düsseldorf 

  • Best practice: adoption of health tech and experiences with integrating new technologies into existing workflows, implementation of innovations
  • Latest developments in health tech research and development

11.45 – Walk to seminar rooms at Life Science Centre

12.00 – Networking Lunch: with representatives from the local healthcare sector, including hospital administrators, physicians and insurers.

13.00 – Welcome by NRW.Medizin

13.05 – Intro NHT & AHK present their activities & situation in Norway 

13-15-13.40 – Presentation by local health tech accelerator Startup4Med

  • Introduction to the start-up ecosystem in NRW and the support available for health tech entrepreneurs

13.45-13.55 – Presentation by Life Science Center Düsseldorf

13.55-14.05 – Presentation by Köln.Business

Short break

14.10-15.00 – Company pitches

Coffee break

15.10-16.10  – “World Café”: Moderated round table discussions

  • Hospital at home (patient home monitoring)
  • Innovation in the hospital

16.10-16.40Mingling and closing of the event 


Transfer to the Hotel by public transport.

Evening Free.


Day 2 – 27th Sept. 2023 (Wednesday)

09.00 – Travel by public transport from Düsseldorf to Essen

10.00-11.30 – Visit to SmartHospital.NRW – AI showroom at Uniklinikum Essen

  • Visit the show room, have some demonstrations, and talk about the topic of AI in the hospital setting.

12.00-15.00 – Lunch & Networking

12.15-12.25 – Welcome by Chamber of Commerce and Industry Essen

12.25-13.00 – Introduction of German and Norwegian participants

13.00–13.15 – Introduction to M.doc: a local health tech company in Essen, which has an ongoing innovation partnership with the university clinic

13.15–13.25 – Status German hospitals, by Dr. Prof. Mario Siebler REHA Research

13.25-13.40 – Introduction to DiGa (digital health applications) & DiPa (digital nursing applications) in Germany – by Marcus Bergler 

13.40-14.00 – Panel discussion round 1

  • Digitalisation and automation required in the health care sector: risks, opportunities and barriers. Incl. digital communication with patients

14.00-14.10 – Coffee break and mingling

14.10-14.40 – Panel discussion round 2

  • The role of health insurance institutions when it comes to innovation and digitalisation 

14.40-14.55 – Fördersnack – Medizin.NRW introduces funding options 

14.55–15.00 – Closing 

15.00-15.45 – Transfer by public transport to Airport Düsseldorf


Space is limited, so sign up early to secure your spot.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the health tech market in NRW and connect with potential partners and customers. We look forward to seeing you in Germany!



Accommodation in Düsseldorf

Regarding accommodation, we recommend you book at HOTEL DÜSSELDORF MITTE (Graf-Adolf-Str. 60, 40210 Düsseldorf). This will also be the location where we will meet in the morning to start the program.

The following prices apply (if you book before 31 August 2023)

  • 25.09.2023 – 26.09.2023 15 single rooms 104,00,-€
  • 26.09.2023 – 27.09.2023 15 single rooms 161,00,-€

All taxes are included.

Breakfast buffet is charged at 18,- € per adult and is included in the above room rates.

Rooms can be requested by e-mail to duesseldorf-mitte@amanogroup.de with the keyword “German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce”.

The rooms can be called up until 6 weeks (31.08.23) before arrival, after that the rooms expire automatically from the contingent. Individual reservations can be cancelled free of charge 7 days before arrival. After that, 100 % of the booked services will be charged.

(photo: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann)

Your contact persons in Norway Health Tech:

Trine Radmann, Head of International Affairs: trine.radmann@norwayhealthtech.com

Lucie Meltzer, International Advisor: lucie.meltzer@norwayhealthtech.com

This event is part of: Market Access Program Germany 2023

The Market Access Program for Germany and connected events are funded by Stiftelsen Teknologiformidling.