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Denmark sets the agenda for digital healthcare 

Choose Denmark as a centre for developing innovative products, running clinical trials, validating new technology, and real-world-studies.

For 20 years, Denmark has been in the forefront of the integration of digital healthcare and is now home to a vibrant ecosystem with an attractive talent pool, a strong start-up-environment, R&D-facilities, CE-knowhow, innovative regulators, unique partner opportunities, exclusive health data, ambitious political strategies, and short distance to authorities – everything accessible within 350 km or less.
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"Denmark’s healthcare system is one of the most advanced and technologically forward-thinking in the world. The culture and infrastructure for healthcare analytics that others are attempting to implement today have been the standard practice in Denmark for nearly 20 years. We are excited for the opportunity to work with Danish hospitals and radiologists to help inform the impact AI will bring to Denmark, the Nordic region, and Europe as a whole."
Kevin Lyman CEO of Enlitic 

Unique to Denmark

Benefit from a strong cooperative culture

Denmark is the ideal sandbox for testing new technology and business models to the healthcare sector and later on scaling them globally. Your company gets access to excellent research and clinics that are outstanding in implementing new technology in high volume departments.

Furthermore, Denmark has a long tradition for interdisciplinary, cross-sector collaboration and systematic private public innovation e.g. when running clinical trials or testing new value-based healthcare models. 

A strong networking and cooperation culture, supported by efficient cluster organizations e.g. HealthTech Hub CPH, Danish Life Science Cluster, Nordic Health Lab and Odense Robotics characterize Denmark.

Talent within life sciences and tech

Find the right employees within digital health for your product development. Denmark offers a strong life science and tech sector with an attractive talent pool within Pharmaceuticals, BioTech, MedTech and Tech. E.g. Denmark is one of the largest MedTech employer in Europe measured per capita, according to Medtech Europe's Facts and Figures 2023.
Additionally, international tech companies recognize Denmark as an AI hotspot – the go-to place for leading research, talent and innovation along with good business ethics and trust. Denmark excels in artificial intelligence, robotics, sound technology, mobile technology and quantum technology. 

A digital society and healthcare system

Benefit from Denmark’s tech-savvy population and workforce and a truly digital society. Denmark is in the forefront in Europe in human capital, connectivity, integration of digital technology, digital public services, and research & development within tech (DESI 2022) and world champion in digitalization (United Nation 2022).The Danish healthcare sector is no exception. All patient records, lab results, and medication information are electronic and accessible by the patients and healthcare professionals online e.g. via the unique national health platform,

With a present 5.8 billion euro investments in new hospital construction and health IT, MedTech devices and apparatus, Denmark is even more relevant to international digital health players. 

Unique health data

Danish health data is world-class. Danish health data can be used to generate extensive and useful knowledge within both public and private research, innovation, and development to the benefit of patients.
The Danish public healthcare system has numerous high-quality comprehensive administrative and medical registries and databases, which have been collected for over half a century. Additionally, Denmark has a long tradition of saving tissue samples in pathological departments.  
Linkable data from world-class, centralized health registers from the entire Danish population and biobanks - together with an advanced data infrastructure - create unique opportunities within early stage development, clinical validation of technology and post-marked activities within MedTech & Digital Health.
  • Covers all areas of the healthcare sector
  • Comprises data on the entire Danish population from cradle to grave
  • Goes far back in time
  • Allows for all data to be linked via a unique personal identifier (CPR number)
  • Data of high quality
  • A digitalized healthcare sector and society 

Download our fact sheet about the Danish health data here or visit Healthdata Denmark


Reasons to place your digital health activities in Denmark

  • One of Europes’ leading life science clusters 

  • A vibrant start-up-environment with incubators, funding opportunities, R&D-facilities, office spaces and mentor networks. 

  • World-class research within tech and life science 

  • A single point of entry to clinical trials 

  • Guidelines in decentralised clinical trials 

  • World-class digital infrastructure and security

  •  High digital literacy and acceptance of new technology within the group of healthcare providers and patients 

  • A strong tradition for public-private partnerships

  • High volume departments with clinics excellent in implementing new technology  

  • Digitalized, longitutional, linkable and nationwide health data  

  • Highly skilled and flexible workforce within life science and tech 

  • A culture for user-driven innovation. The Danish healthcare system provides great opportunities for involving patients and staff in new product development

  • Easy access to real-life product testing with excellent framework conditions and openness towards pilot projects

  • A present 5.8 billion euro investments in its hospital construction and health IT, medtech devices and apparatus

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